If you do not have comprehensive medical insurance, a trip to the dentist can be an expensive affair. However, missing out on regular check-ups to save money is a false economy, as it can lead to problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. As these conditions become more severe, they are likely to require more extensive and expensive dental interventions. Below is a guide to 4 alternative ways you can see a dentist if you do not have medical insurance.
12 October 2016
Losing a tooth is something that can happen to anybody. Whether it is through a traumatic injury, a minor accident or even gum disease, the loss of teeth can affect your overall health. Some people tend to assume that missing teeth only affect their appearance; hence, they may not bother about getting them replaced. However, tooth loss can have adverse effects such as creating chewing problems, misalignment of your remaining teeth and more.
22 September 2016
If you are a smoker, you will no doubt know how difficult it can be to abstain from smoking even for a little while. However, if you have recently had dental implant surgery, although you may be tempted to have a single cigarette, it is important that you do not smoke at all during the recovery period. Below is a guide to the 5 ways that smoking can impact the success of your dental implant surgery.
23 August 2016
If you have noticed that your gums bleed when you brush your teeth or you have been told by a dentist that you have gum disease, there may come a point when you need to be seen by a periodontist. This is a type of dental specialist that deals with periodontal disease, from gingivitis to the more advanced periodontist. They provide treatments like bone grafts, scaling and root planing, and gum grafts.
23 August 2016
If you need to have a tooth replaced with a prosthesis, would you like to take the removable option where you receive dentures that need to be taken out each night? Or would you prefer the natural and long-lasting option of a dental implant? While not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, their appeal is rather logical. The prosthetic tooth is essentially bolted into your jawbone, giving it a true sense of permanence.
5 August 2016
Braces are not just for kids any longer; many adults today decide to get braces on their teeth, usually to correct problems that were not addressed when they were kids. This can mean an overbite, crooked teeth, and the like. If you're thinking of getting braces as an adult, note a few questions you might have and then discuss these with a dentist or orthodontist if you're still unsure of the procedure.
20 July 2016
You've been told that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed. If they're not causing you pain, you may be wondering why. Read on for reasons that wisdom teeth are extracted and what's entailed. What Are Wisdom Teeth? They are the last set of molars you get at the back of your mouth, also known as the third molars. There are four in total and they usually come in from the late teens to the mid-twenties when the rest of your teeth are generally in place.
27 May 2016
The quest for perfectly white teeth and that killer smile often keeps cosmetic dental health practitioners busy with one patient after another, all of whom want to have their teeth whitened. Individuals looking to have their teeth whitened for the first time often have a number of questions with regards to the whitening process. This article provides answers to three of these common questions. Why Won't The Dental Insurance Provider Pay For Tooth Whitening?
27 May 2016
If you wear dentures, you may be more prone to getting oral thrush infections than you were before you had your false teeth fitted. Often known as dental stomatitis, this kind of thrush can make your mouth feel very uncomfortable; you may also find that your dentures are painful to wear. While medications may help you get rid of a case of thrush, they may not prevent it returning. If you have persistent problems, you may want to try oil pulling to see if that can get rid of the problem once and for all.
27 May 2016
Horse riding is a fun outdoor pursuit, but accidents do happen, sometimes resulting in teeth being damaged or knocked out altogether. This is particularly the case in equestrian sports such as show jumping or one day eventing, where a loss of balance over a fence can lead to a rider being hit in the mouth as the horse throws his head up or a fall where the rider's face and jaw take the impact first.
12 May 2016