‘Tis the season for family gatherings, special events and many meals around the holiday dinner table. It’s also the time of year when overindulging in sweet treats and desserts can become part of the daily diet, and though that occasional splurge won’t do much harm to your diet regiment, eating and drinking sugar-laden treats all season long can take its toll on your teeth.
Robert Korwin DMD, MICOI, MAGD, is a gentle caring expert in every branch of dentistry practicing in the Middletown/ Red Bank/ Monmouth County, New Jersey area for over 30 years. A graduate of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, he holds a Post Graduate Certificate in General Practice, and has received the David L. Drabkin Memorial Biochemistry Award, the Alumni Award from University Of Pennsylvania, a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), a Mastership in the International College of Oral Implantologists, and is a highest honors graduate of Progressive Orthodontic Seminars.
Dr. Christian Yaste, D.D.S. is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After graduating he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and completed a two-year postgraduate residency in Oral Medicine. Dr. Yaste is qualified in all areas of general dentistry and has had advanced training in cosmetic restorative procedures as well as oral medicine and pathology. He holds a faculty position at the Carolinas Medical Center Department of Dentistry, where he is a clinical instructor.
When your teeth become infected, the only way to reduce the risk of the infection spreading and protect your surrounding teeth and gums is with a root canal. Root canal therapy is designed to correct problems in the connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels surrounding your teeth, and you must see an endodondist for this specialized procedure.
If you wear dentures, you may be one of many people who deal with discomfort, wobbling and slippage on a daily basis. While denture adhesives can resolve the problem in the short term, keeping dentures in place can become a daily challenge. Fortunately, there are options. Cosmetic dentists have developed a mini implant procedure specifically for denture wearers so that the dentures can be anchored in place. Here’s a close look at how denture mini implants work, and if you may be a good candidate for the procedure.
If you have missing teeth, your dentist may recommend a set of dentures so that you can maintain a healthy smile. Dentures are removable replacements made out of acrylic resin, metal and other materials, and are custom made to fit your mouth. When you have missing teeth, it can be difficult to control your expression, chew food properly or even pronounce certain words. Dentures help to keep your jaw muscles aligned and support your existing teeth and gums. Here’s a close look at how dentures work, and the different types of dentures available:
A beautiful smile can go a long way toward building self-esteem—especially in children and adolescents. When children’s teeth are discolored or stained, they can become self-conscious and embarrassed about their smile. Fortunately, modern cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of your child’s teeth and smile.
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