In America alone, almost 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Of those people, only a little more than half will be alive five years from now. Because of its far-reaching impact on many families worldwide, April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.
During this month, oral health professionals and those affected by oral cancer of all types work hard to spread awareness and educate people on the disease, what it looks like, and the preventative steps people can take to protect themselves and their loved ones.
Sink your teeth into dental health and wellness by celebrating World Oral Health Day on March 20th. First declared in 2007 but not fully activated until 2013, this day allows you to embrace consistent oral hygiene practices and their importance to overall wellness. With its themes and armed with help from dental health professionals, you’ll learn the many benefits of taking care of your teeth and gums. And, you’ll have fun doing it!
It can be painful. At first, it might leave you feeling as if someone punched you in the mouth. But a root canal procedure is often necessary for knocking out the decay and saving your damaged tooth. Detecting these root canal symptoms help make such a procedure more straightforward and preserves your teeth for the long haul.
Offering dental health services to children of all ages (0-100) is our passion! In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we have compiled a list of some useful ideas and tips, that we hope may help you find the best way to teach your kiddo how to properly brush and care for their teeth. While teaching a particularly young child the right way to brush, floss, and develop a good oral health care routine may seem like a daunting task. But, sometimes a little imagination and a few simple changes can make all the difference!
Corporate Dental vs. Private Dental with a Local Dentist
Large corporate franchises are some of the most prestigious and influential companies in the world today. As our economy continues to become more and more globalized, many local grocery stores, convenience stores, and restaurants, have been faced with the difficult task of competing head to head with these corporations, and often coming up short. While global corporations continue to dominate the distribution of goods and commodities, determining a clear-cut winner in the health care arena is much more difficult. Such is the case with a local dentist or privately owned dental practices as opposed to corporate dental centers.
So, imagine if you will, sitting down to enjoy a nice meal with family, or perhaps even playing a friendly game of catch in the backyard, when suddenly it happens! Maybe you take your eye off the ball for just a moment, or maybe you just bite into something that’s a bit too hard. Regardless the result is always the same; the crunching sensation in your mouth, followed by a sharp, stinging pain that seems to reverberate throughout your body. Sure enough, you have just broken a tooth and you need emergency dental care!
In situations such as this, obviously options are limited (particularly on weekends or holidays) and therefore it may seem as though you’re in quite a pickle! Fortunately, we at Premier Dental understand that this sort of thing can happen, and are more than willing to help you in your time of need. Providing emergency dental care is a service we take great pride in providing our patients with, we all know accidents happen so let us help you out!
What do porcelain veneers have to do with supply and demand? Surely you remember from economics class. The law of supply and demand states that as long as there is a need or desire for something, there will always be a demand for it. Of course, public demand for something will always vary on a number of different aspects particularly that of limited supply.
When it comes to dentistry however, not everything seems to follow this rule, especially when it comes to a beautiful smile. Although there have been numerous new innovations in dental technology that have enabled dentists to provide their patients with the classic “Hollywood smile”, the public demand for a beautiful smile has never faltered.
Originally popularized in the 1980’s, porcelain veneers have emerged as one of the most effective tools in cosmic dentistry. They have allowed dentists everywhere to restore and improve the smiles of their patients and provide them with that coveted (and always in demand) beautiful smile.
ClearCorrect clear braces are clear aligners that can straighten your teeth invisibly, without metal braces.
ClearCorrect clear braces can correct a wide variety of dental issues that keep people from achieving a smile that they love. Straight teeth don’t just look better; they function and work better too! If your teeth aren’t properly aligned, they may not bite properly; they may wear out faster and are more prone to cavities.
The dental crown has been a basic staple in the dental profession’s bag of tricks for many years. Getting a crown is probably one of the most common and well known of all dental procedures.
What is a Dental Crown and Why do I Need It?
A dental crown is a type of dental restoration when a tooth-shaped cap is placed over a decayed or damaged tooth. It entirely covers the tooth above the gum line. A dental crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. For example, a crown can strengthen a tooth that has a large filling when there isn’t enough of the original tooth to actually hold the filling. A crown can also be used to cover a tooth that is discolored or badly shaped; or to cover a dental implant.
Not only is the patient’s oral health improved by restoring and strengthening a tooth with a dental crown, but it will also look beautiful, like a brand new tooth.