The decision on whether to have your wisdom teeth removed or not is often debated. But if your wisdom teeth are crowding, or have the potential to crowd, the other teeth in your mouth, almost every dentist will tell you that they should be removed. If they aren’t removed, the
Hollywood stars with perfect gleaming white teeth are often sporting veneers. Veneers are a popular type of cosmetic dentistry, as people worry about their smiles and that all-important first impression. Veneers are thin, shaped “covers,” usually for the front of your teeth. They’re a comparatively less-invasive solution for stained, chipped,
Without dental insurance for seniors, older Americans often neglect their dental health. And when dental health is neglected, other problems soon arise. Problems related to teeth can result in poor nutrition because of chewing difficulties, and cardiac disease can develop because bacteria from bad teeth and gums can get into
Every tooth in your mouth plays an important role in speaking, chewing, and helping to maintain proper alignment of your other teeth—however, the passing years subject your teeth to decay and the wear and tear that comes with normal use. Damaging habits such as teeth grinding also take their toll.