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What Are the Different Types of Dental Implants, and How Do You Choose One? Nov 26th, 2021

What Are Dental Implants?  Dental implants are one of the best, safest, & longest-lasting options for replacing a missing tooth. A complete restoration option for missing teeth, dental implants provide a complete tooth replacement acting as artificial roots to support full function and to stop jawbone loss. They are created...

General Dentist Tips for Tooth Pain Nov 24th, 2021

What is a Toothache? Toothache is a pain felt in or around a tooth. A toothache is a sign that something is wrong with either the tooth or the gums.  A toothache should never be ignored and understanding some helpful tips from a general dentist can aid the patients to...

Dental Implants Are a Long-Lasting Replacement for Missing Teeth Nov 21st, 2021

Overview Having lost teeth due to dental disease or trauma, living with gaps or dealing with dentures need not be the only options as Conventional bridges and dentures may help fill the gap, but they’re not right for everyone and can lead to discomfort, pain, poor mouth structure.  Dental implants...

Teeth Straightening: 6 Reasons Adults Should Get Orthodontic Treatments Nov 14th, 2021

Adults and Orthodontic Treatment Most Adults are resistant to the idea of getting orthodontic treatment even when they are aware of their dental issues. They feel that braces are reserved for teenagers and preteens. This was probably valid a generation ago but gone are the days when orthodontic treatments were...

Dental Implants and Facial Structure Nov 8th, 2021

Introduction Most of us realize that one or several missing teeth can negatively impact how we look but few of us understand how significant the change can be. Losing a permanent tooth can alter your whole facial structure due to the resorption that occurs with the loss of teeth. Implant-supported...

Oral Hygiene FAQ: What Is Dental Tartar? Nov 2nd, 2021

Introduction Dental plaque or tooth plaque is a microbial plaque and soft, sticky film that build upon the teeth when bacteria in the mouth mix with sugary or starchy foods. Saliva, food & juices combine to generate bacteria deposits, which collect where the teeth and gums meet. Composed of bacteria,...

Dentures- An Introduction Oct 28th, 2021

Dentures or false teeth used to replace natural teeth after their having fallen out or have been extracted, allow you to eat and speak without constraint. Loose dentures can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing.  They can also create friction at the gum line which is minor initially, but can eventually...

How to Choose the Best Dental Clinic for Dental Implants Oct 24th, 2021

Introduction Dental Implants are undoubtedly the most remarkable and innovative technique of modern-day dentistry. Dental implants are also a novel way to replace teeth that have been lost or removed due to severe disease and decay. It is however also being chosen by patients who are looking to replace one...

When Do Dentists Recommend Dental Sealants? Oct 22nd, 2021

Overview Tooth cavities or decay is one of the most common dental diseases. Feeding on sugary, starchy foods and drinks, the bacteria in the mouth, convert the carbohydrates into acids. Bacteria, acid, food and saliva then mix to form plaque, a sticky substance that coats the teeth. The acids in...

Materials Used in Dental Implants: A Comparison Oct 17th, 2021

Dental Implants Materials- An Introduction We are all aware that dental implants are among the most versatile equipment available for restorative dentist practices. They are extremely useful in replacing missing teeth and restoring a natural, healthy smile. The gaps in teeth can cause a shift in the rest of your...

Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery - Preparation, Cost and Recovery Oct 13th, 2021

Overview An outpatient procedure performed by a dentist or oral surgeon, to remove the third set of molars, is known as Wisdom Tooth Surgery. An impacted or misaligned wisdom tooth is one that doesn’t have enough room to grow naturally is present in most people. Removal of impacted wisdom teeth...

Are Dental Implants Safe? Oct 7th, 2021

Introduction  Dental implants are fixed artificial alternatives for missing or lost teeth and help restore a patient’s tooth in function and aesthetics. The part of the implant or titanium screw that is placed inside the jawbone, is biocompatible.  After this screw gets integrated with the patient’s jaw bone, the crown...

Dental Crowns - Types, Procedure, Cost and Care Sep 29th, 2021

Dental Crowns The surface of a tooth, covered by enamel, is called a crown. An artificial dental crown is placed to prevent additional damage if a tooth's surface breaks, chips, or fractures.  The crowns are tooth-colored, gold, silver, or metal caps that fit over damaged teeth to revive their natural...

Restorative Dentistry Options for Broken Tooth Sep 27th, 2021

Introduction  The enamel covering the teeth is the strongest tissue in the human body, but it can still sometimes break or crack. A dentist diagnoses a fractured tooth through a clinical examination & radiography. A broken tooth is considered a dental emergency if the patient experiences pain or bleeding along...

Difference Between Routine & Deep Dental Cleaning Sep 21st, 2021

Introduction  Dental hygiene is of paramount importance when it comes to fighting bad breath and preventing gum disease. It is important to regularly brush, floss, and visit a dentist twice a year for routine dental cleanings. Most people think of teeth when they hear about oral health but gums play...

Tips to Find An Emergency Dentist Sep 17th, 2021

There are times when you have a bad toothache, and you need to find a dentist to help relieve the pain but you do not have the time to wait for an appointment. Sometimes if the dentist is booked full, you may have to wait days, or even weeks, before...

Dental Implants- Types, Procedure, Cost and Recovery Sep 14th, 2021

The artificial tooth roots used to support a restoration for a missing tooth or teeth are called Dental Implants. They prevent jaw bone loss and are surgically implanted into your jawbone, mirroring the shape of a screw and bond with the natural bone. They create base support to the dental...

Types of Gums Disease and their Treatment Sep 5th, 2021

Gums are an essential part of the oral anatomy. Gum disease is also known as periodontitis. It is sensitive and easy to neglect which leads to numerous oral diseases. There are many factors at play that affect your gums, and those largely depend on Oral Hygiene is extremely crucial and...

How to Fix a Chipped Tooth?  Aug 28th, 2021

A chipped tooth is a very common phenomenon that occurs as we age. During one’s childhood, we may break our teeth, injuring the adjacent few and making a couple chipped, due to various external injuries or mishaps. There are numerous ways in which we may damage our teeth. In fact,...

Dentures: Types and Uses Aug 24th, 2021

Perfect smiles and aligned teeth are aesthetically pleasing and a sign of good oral hygiene. It is a known truth that we cannot escape the effect of aging.  With time, our body needs additional care and if we are not careful enough, we are going to face serious health problems....

Extracting Your Wisdom Tooth and Its Outcome  Aug 19th, 2021

When you finally decide to extract your wisdom tooth, you are already in pain. Most of us want to be relieved by the continuous discomfort the tooth brings when it grows.  We decide to move forward to extract it as the discomfort is no longer bearable.  There will be several...

Realigning Your Teeth for a Better Look Aug 15th, 2021

Dentists at Kirkland Premier Dentistry have hands-on experience in realigning teeth and giving you the perfect look that you deserve.  While it is natural to have doubts about whether it may be necessary or not to realign our teeth, we make it easy by discussing all pros and cons so...

The Benefits of iTero Scanning Aug 11th, 2021

Dental practices have been developed over the years with multifunctional use of the equipment and extensive use of technology. iTero 3D Scanning is one such technology that has revolutionized how dentists, orthodontics, and dentofacial orthopedics systematically use it to produce accurate and concrete results for their patients, in no time....

Cavity and Dental Decay Aug 3rd, 2021

The holes in the teeth are referred to as cavities. Cavities can happen to anyone irrespective of age - children, youngsters, old people, and even infants. It is the main reason for tooth decay or dental decay happening in the teeth. Tooth decay starts occurring when bacteria in the mouth...

Tooth Bleaching- How Safe Is It? Jul 30th, 2021

Do You Want Your Teeth to Be Whiter? Who doesn't adore a gleaming white bright smile? Every year, tooth whitening is one of the most popular dental operations, with people spending huge sums of money just to keep their teeth sparkling. Drinking coffee, red wine, smoking cigarettes, and just aging,...

Cavities and Dental Decay: All the Things You Should Know About Jul 26th, 2021

What Is the Definition of Dental Decay? Damage to a tooth's surface, or enamel, is known as tooth decay. It occurs when bacteria in your mouth produce acids that eat away your teeth' enamel.  Cavities (dental caries) are holes in your teeth caused by tooth decay. If left untreated, dental...

How Long Does a Root Canal Last? Jul 24th, 2021

Root canal, also called RCT is a treatment for a tooth that is badly infected down to the root. The treatment successfully repairs the tooth. You may say that it will last a lifetime. But since the tooth was severely damaged before the treatment, it would certainly be weaker than...

What Are White Spots on Teeth and How to Get Rid of Them? Jul 22nd, 2021

White spots on teeth are a common problem that most people experience at some point in their life. They might have developed after orthodontic treatment or maybe have been there for a long time. They make you very self-conscious and smile freely.  White spots are nothing but a type of...

Oral Cancers: Risk Factors, Diagnosis And Treatment Jul 20th, 2021

Oral cancer also called mouth cancer or squamous cell carcinoma is cancer of the lining of the lips, mouth, or upper throat. It is a subgroup of head & neck cancers.  One of the first symptoms is a tumor or a white patch that develops in any part of the...

Future of Dentistry- 3D Printing Metallic Implants Jul 6th, 2021

There is a lot of buzzes nowadays about 3D printing technology & the changing future of dentistry, especially implants. Concepts that have long since been the stuff of science fiction are not only becoming a reality.  This advancement in technology has enabled the creation of things that could not be...

How to Deal with Pyorrhea- Symptoms, Treatment, Cause and Cure Jun 30th, 2021

Pyorrhea is nothing but advanced gum disease, more commonly called periodontitis. It is a widely recognized fact that oral health is a mirror of your overall health. It begins with maintaining healthy gums, although most people link oral hygiene only with the teeth.  Actually, your teeth are healthy as long...

Cleft Lip and Palate - All the Things You Should Know About Jun 29th, 2021

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen when a child’s lip or mouth does not develop correctly when it is developing in the womb. Collectively they are known as orofacial defects. A baby may be born with either a cleft palate or a cleft lip or both. ...

The Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Jun 28th, 2021

You have one joint on each side of your jaw called the TMJ or the temporomandibular joint. It is very much like a sliding hinge joint that connects the lower jawbone to the skull. The parts of the bones that are associated with these joints are covered with cartilage &...

How to Take Care of Oral Health During Pregnancy? Jun 22nd, 2021

Many gynecologists do not guide their patients about oral health care during pregnancy. Hence women have no idea how important dental health is during this period and after delivery.  There are many myths associated with the safety of dental treatments while you are carrying a baby.  Consequently, pregnant women receive...

Tooth Jewellery- Yay or Nay? Jun 16th, 2021

Tooth jewellery is a new style craze,  a new way to fashion up your smile. If you are a trendy person looking for an exotic way to enhance your smile, cosmetic dentistry is here for you.  While there are several other cosmetic procedures that correct, alter and enhance the appearance...

Laser Dentistry | What Are the Facts and Benefits? Jun 4th, 2021

When it comes to dental care, our doctors at Kirkland Premier Dentistry are always looking for the latest & improved ways of providing our patients with the best treatments possible.  Laser dentistry is one of them. It is usually applied in dental treatments to make incisions or remove small extents...

Are You Unknowingly Grinding Your Teeth? May 30th, 2021

If you wake up with a headache, sore teeth, or painful jaw, it is very likely that you are grinding your teeth unknowingly.  Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is the regular clenching of jaws and grinding of teeth together unconsciously.   People of all ages grind their teeth more or...

Smile Designing and Veneers May 26th, 2021

Do you laugh freely or are always conscious of how your teeth look? It is said to be not able to flash a smile whenever you want.  What if your teeth have gaps, stains, or are mismatched? You think ten times before you laugh and mostly cover your face before...

Oral Healthcare in Children May 23rd, 2021

Do you know that babies are born with teeth? Yes, they are, but you can not see them as they are embedded in the gums. Oral healthcare for your child has to start from the beginning. Even before he starts teething, gum care is important for healthy teeth to erupt....

Misaligned Teeth & Don't Want to Opt for Braces? Invisalign - A Perfect Solution for You May 20th, 2021

No matter what our age, we want to feel confident while smiling or laughing. However, we are very conscious if we have gaps between teeth, or crowding, or crooked / buck teeth.  Also, as we age, certain cosmetic issues may develop which were not there when we were younger. As...

Maintaining Oral Health In Diabetes May 17th, 2021

The goal of this blog post is to increase awareness about oral health and diabetes-associated manifestations.  Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of pancreatic function which controls blood sugar levels. It is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia that makes the body prone to many diseases including neurological, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease,...

Oral Health and Covid May 13th, 2021

The covid lockdowns have led to the postponement of scheduled appointments for many. Dentists clinics are opening their offices with the mandatory protective gear and precautions but some people are still scared to venture out.  However, poor oral health and hygiene put you at a higher risk of severities if...

Dental Veneers Apr 30th, 2021

Your smile is one of the first features that most people will notice. What happens if a tooth needs some minor treatment to make your smile shine?  That's where a dental veneer could help to enhance your smile. Dental veneers are a good option for addressing a variety of physical...

What to do When a Dental Emergency Occurs? Apr 27th, 2021

While a dental emergency can occur at any time, most people are reluctant to call up their dentists. They bear the pain, unsure about whether it qualifies for an emergency or visit. However, you should never do that. You may have a hanging tooth or get hit in the face....

Is Sugar Bad for Your Oral Health? Apr 25th, 2021

Everyone says that sugar is bad for your oral health, but how can one avoid it when it is an integral part of most food and drinks? Fruits, colas, beverages, cakes, desserts, and even bread have a certain amount of sugar in them.   Although it might seem harmless, consumption of...

How Often Should You Get Teeth Scaling Done? Apr 20th, 2021

Teeth scaling is the most beneficial thing you can do for your oral health and to minimize dentist visits. Most persons brush twice or thrice a day. However, since brushing is such a mechanical routine that few people actually stop and understand the proper way of doing it. Adopt the...

Which is better- Flossing or Interdental Brushing? Apr 16th, 2021

Earlier we discussed the benefits of flossing and now we bring you advice on how to use interdental brushing. We know how important it is to clean between the teeth to ensure we have removed food particles & plaque. Under many situations, especially when the gaps between the teeth are...

How Can You Keep Your Gums Healthy? Apr 11th, 2021

Few people know the importance of gum health. If you are here, it means you are mindful of the fact that gums are as important as teeth for oral health.  It is the gums that hold the teeth together in the perfect way and protect them by providing armor underneath....

Bad Foods For Your Teeth Mar 30th, 2021

We all are aware of the importance of a good diet for the health of our teeth. But whatever we eat, first comes in contact with the teeth and oral cavity. Not all kinds of food items that go there are good for them. Many foods have ingredients that build...

Benefits of Flossing your Teeth Mar 21st, 2021

More than half the adult population of America suffers from gum & dental diseases. American Dental Association revealed that only16% of Americans floss their teeth every day. Besides professional scaling and root planning, the most significant factor in thwarting gum disease and tooth decay is maintaining personal hygiene at home....

Do You Suffer From Tooth Sensitivity? Mar 14th, 2021

Are you compelled to pass hot and cold stuff because they hurt your teeth? Most probably you have sensitive teeth.  Cavities also tend to create the same symptoms, so consult your dentist about it.  Dentin Hypersensitivity or tooth sensitivity is a condition where you feel pain or irritation in the...

Dental Implants vs Dentures Mar 6th, 2021

Dental implants are fast gaining popularity as a superior substitute for missing teeth compared to dentures. Dentures are made by Prosthodontists whereas a trained Implantologist performs implantation. In this article we will understand what purpose they serve, the pros, cons and which one is more suitable for you.   What...

Teeth Whitening- The Zoom Teeth Lightening Procedure Feb 27th, 2021

Now, who wouldn't want to enhance their smile in as simple a way as teeth whitening? This cosmetic dental procedure is becoming pretty common nowadays and gaining more popularity after the advent of Zoom technology. Zoom is quick, very safe, gentle, effective, and lasts longer. Teeth have a natural pearly...

What to Do If You Crack or Chip Your Tooth? Feb 19th, 2021

A chip on the upper tip of the tooth or a crack can occur if you fall, get a blow on the face or bite something really hard. You may not even be aware of it as cracks are almost invisible, and barely show in x-rays. Many chips are not...

Toothache: Can it Wait or is it a Dental Emergency? Feb 15th, 2021

Is toothache an emergency or it can wait? Ask yourself that when your tooth is aching! It can be annoying and very painful. There may be several reasons for it. If you think you can wait for a good amount of time, you can call up and make an appointment...

When and Why Do You Need a Root Canal Treatment? Feb 6th, 2021

" Mrs. Williams, you need a root canal treatment for your tooth." Have you also heard similar words from your dentist? Most probably, yes. The RCT is a very popular dental treatment that saves your natural tooth and restores your beautiful smile. According to the American Association of Endodontists, around 40,000...

Everything you need to know about Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges Jan 29th, 2021

Dental crowns and bridges are two of the most popular prosthetic dental procedures to restore missing and damaged teeth. With crowns and bridges, you get the correct bite, smile, and denture shape. What is the difference between them, advantages, limitations, and suitability are what we will discuss here? What is...