Could Dental Implants Improve Your Smile?

The short answer to this question is “Yes!” If you have lost one tooth (or more) due to age, accident, injury or other causes, a dental implant could be the best answer to restore your natural smile and give you many years of comfortable eating, chewing, speaking and smiling. Implants are often the desired restoration when a tooth is extracted or lost due to other conditions. Whether it is a single tooth, or a series of teeth or a full implant denture, your Cedar Rapids, IA, dentist can offer implant solutions that truly make your smile whole again. (more…)

What A Sensitive Tooth Might Mean

If you’ve been noticing your teeth are more sensitive, you are in good company. Many people have teeth that give a twinge or uncomfortable reaction to hot and cold foods, cold air, very sweet or acidic foods, and more. Interestingly, the United Kingdom’s Oral Health Foundation reports that more women than men report having sensitive teeth, and it is reported frequently by those in the 20 – 40 year old age bracket, as well as those who are older. A caring dentist in Cedar Rapids, IA can help determine what your tooth sensitivity might mean. (more…)

The Importance of Lifelong Dental Care

Your oral health is a lifelong pursuit. To keep your teeth healthy and vital throughout your lifetime, you have to take care of them. You should treat your oral health like you would your overall health. In fact, caring for your teeth and gums doesn’t require a ton of effort each day. It’s simply a matter of sticking to your daily care routine. In addition to daily cleaning, you should also attend checkups with your dentist every six months. Following these steps will give you a great chance to keep your teeth healthy and looking their best throughout your life’s journey. (more…)

How Dental Implants Can Benefit You

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Tooth loss is a topic many individuals would prefer not to talk about or consider, but the fact of the matter is that it does still occur. In fact, there are a myriad of factors contributing to structural loss, from the foods you eat to the number of dental appointments that are skipped or not attended and everything in-between. Whether decay has advanced to the point of no return or an oral structure was knocked-out, it is crucial to recognize the importance of making sure the missing structure is replaced. At Cedar Dental in Cedar Rapids, IA, our team understands the importance of ensuring your smile is complete and discusses how dental implants can benefit you.

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When Your Jaw Joints Don’t Work Properly Anymore

Many of the most common oral health concerns involve the health and integrity of your teeth and/or oral tissues (such as your gums). For example, the two most frequent oral health problems are tooth decay and gum disease, which involve oral bacteria eroding your tooth structure or gum tissues, respectively. However, when you experience pain or discomfort in your jaw, it can be more difficult to understand the problem on your own. For many people, discomfort in the jaw is an indication of TMJ disorder, which means one or both of their jaw’s joints have become unable to function properly. (more…)

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