Geriatric Dental Tips

Why Do I Need A Crown?

If your dentist tells you that you need a crown the first question you probably will ask is why, followed by how long you can wait.  Here are the most common reasons you might need a crown: You have a weak tooth due to fracture or decay and a crown will help make it...

Oral Cancer Risks & Symptoms

Oral cancer is cancer (abnormal cell growth) that forms in tissues of the oral cavity.  Most oral cancers begin in the lining of the lips or mouth where cells are thin and flat. Risk factors: Smoking and smokeless tobacco Marijuana use Excessive use of alcohol Having...

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial root for a replacement tooth or bridge.  It is placed in the jaw to hold the tooth or bridge in place.  They are an option for people who have lost teeth through an accident or injury or because of periodontal disease. There are two...