Dental implants have become a generally excepted solution to replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth, a bridge span of several teeth, or even in groups of 4 or more that are used to anchor a complete denture, effectively replacing all of the teeth on one arch. Because they have now been in used for decades, and have become more mainstream, we are often answering a lot of questions about implants that come from curious patients. Here are some of the topics regarding implants that we frequently cover in our office.
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Over the last several years the sparkling water market has exploded. Everyone has seen Perrier and Pellegrino. They have been around for decades, but recently there has been an influx of new, flavored carbonated water brands like La Croix and Bubly. Wegmans Food Markets and all of the major beverage brands have even jumped on the bandwagon. If you're like me, you love these drinks (especially the Wegmans Cherry Pomegranate!), but what's the difference between these, plain-old water, and other types of beverages?
Sometimes the tooth fairy leaves us with the short end of the stick. If you're missing a tooth due to trauma, decay, medication, or hypodontia (meaning, one or two of your permanent teeth never arrived), then you know exactly what we mean...
Stop biting your nails! You’ve heard that from grandma before, but not only was she trying to keep you from putting your dirty fingernails in your mouth, she may have also been trying to save your teeth! But was she correct? Here are some of the things that can affect your teeth that you may not have even thought about.