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Losing a tooth can be embarrassing and damaging to your oral health. Once a permanent tooth falls out or gets knocked out of the mouth, some unhealthy changes start to occur. These include gradual movement of the remaining teeth in your mouth, decreased oral function and bone loss due to the absence of stimulation in the jawbone beneath the empty tooth socket. You could have your missing tooth replaced with a bridge, but that will not stop the bone loss that occurs after tooth loss because a bridge is not capable of stimulating the jaw bone like a tooth root is designed to do. Fortunately, dental implants can help support your oral health after tooth loss in the following key ways.
It is not uncommon for those who have intermittent brushing habits to occasionally see a little bit of blood as they floss or brush. You can often prevent this by being meticulous about your dental care and seeing your dentist twice a year.
There are a variety of materials that can be used for implants, but titanium is one of the most common because it’s easier to install and is typically accepted well by the body. It’s important to talk to Dr. Cotey about the benefits of various implant materials.
While brushing your teeth or checking out your smile in the mirror, you might have noticed your gums have started to pull away from your teeth a bit. Receding gums are a serious issue in regards to your overall oral health, an issue that should be addressed as soon as possible.
Have you ever wanted to correct your smile without the hassle and unsightliness of braces? It’s very common to want to correct your smile, but braces can be uncomfortable, especially for adults. There is a solution to your problem, and it’s called Invisalign.
Getting a second opinion when it comes to dental treatment is a good idea because the dentist will provide a fresh outlook on your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.
Learn how Dr. Cotey can straighten your smile with Invisalign® for National Make Life Beautiful Day. Continue reading to learn more.
In honor of Every Kid Healthy Week this week, Dr. Cotey discuss the importance of pediatric dentistry. Continue reading to learn more.