Roses are red, violets are blue, and with cosmetic dentistry, your teeth are white too! At Dental Solutions of Mississippi, we unleash your smile’s inner
In spite of the amount we hear about it in news and media, mental health is one of the most neglected areas of medical science.
Do you know what is the most persistently used joint in the body? If you answered the temporomandibular joint, then you are correct! Without this joint, which connects the lower jaw with the skull, we would not be able to open our mouths to eat, chew, breath, or talk. It is possible to experience discomfort in this joint as well as near your ears, in your jaws, or in the muscles on the sides of your face. If you are experiencing this discomfort, you might be suffering from TMD.
Is it possible to keep children’s teeth healthy during Halloween? We believe that the answer is yes. Trick-or-treating has been a never-ending battle to fight off the ever-impending tooth decay and cavities from the onslaught of sugar and sticky treats. With proper maintenance and care, it is indeed possible to enjoy the holiday that children love so much and avoid the Halloween induced cavities. Continue reading to find out how to help achieve this daunting task.
We are often asked why we have wisdom teeth if they often need to be removed? The third molars, affectionately called “wisdom teeth”, are the last set of teeth to grow. They were given that name based on the phrase “with age comes wisdom”, since they erupt around 17 and 21 years old. We actually don’t really need this third set of teeth anymore, which is why they cause issues and need to be removed. Why do we have them in the first place?
Are you nervous about coming in for your next appointment? Do you have a friend or family member avoiding an important dental treatment because they are afraid of being in public places? A recent article on Today.com discusses why you shouldn’t put your dental health at risk during the pandemic and why dental practices are safe. Read the article here:
Have you ever experienced a throbbing pain or discomfort in and around your teeth or jaw? Then you know what it feels like to have a dreaded toothache. Dental pain is usually caused by an inflammation of the dental pulp tissue. When damage exposes it, air and germs get in, affecting the nerves and blood vessels inside.
Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in your body? In fact, it is actually harder than steel, but can break much more easily. It is a translucent shell on the outside of your teeth that helps protect teeth from daily wear and tear, but it can still be prone to chips and cracks. Unfortunately, enamel has no living cells and cannot be replaced after it is damaged, which is why it’s important to protect teeth from enamel erosion.
We like to remind patients that they deserve to have a beautiful smile at any age. Whether their teeth have been damaged from an injury, decay or aging, there are ways we can improve their appearance and restore your smile. Read more to find out what we can do for you.
Whether you sustained tooth loss due to an injury, decay or aging, a dental bridge is one way to restore your smile both in appearance and function. As the name implies, it bridges the gap left by missing teeth. The prosthetic gives you functional and aesthetic benefits by bringing back and improving your ability to bite, chew, and speak, as well as restoring your smile by replacing the missing tooth or teeth.
If you or your family member are being treated with orthodontics or for temporomandibular disorder (TMD), we may have suggested the use of an oral appliance as part of your treatment. Once braces come off, a retainer is usually worn to keep the new position of teeth in place. For some TMD patients, we recommend the use of a night guard to relieve symptoms. For some of our younger patients who play sports, they might even be wearing a mouth guard to protect their teeth during games. Oral appliances such as these play an important part in maintaining and protecting oral health. Here’s how you can care for them:
Braces… some people can’t wait to get them and some can’t wait to take them off, but despite any negative feelings regarding the aesthetics of some types of braces, their effectiveness is undeniable. The functionality and beauty of teeth depends on a number of factors. While some people have teeth that are suitably aligned and won’t need intervention, many will need correction at some point in their life.
If you’ve found yourself looking in the mirror or zooming in on your smile in photos to check your teeth for a defect that only you can see, teeth contouring and reshaping could be for you. Dental reshaping is a cosmetic technique for fixing minor imperfections like irregularly shaped teeth, slight overlap, excessively pointy cuspids and tiny chips.
Spring is in the air! This time of year, people are inspired to refresh their wardrobes or spruce up their homes. Our patients can also enjoy a dental treatment that delivers a subtle but impactful change to their smile. It will not only improve the appearance of your teeth, but will give you a confidence boost, as well. Read on to learn more about this transformative procedure.