Understanding the Dental Coverage Offered by Medicare

Medicare is the social medical insurance program offered in the United States to persons age 65 and older, and who have worked and paid taxes or contributed to the coverage. It can also be used by those under 65 who have certain disabilities.  The healthcare coverage offered by Medicare can be limited, and many seniors and other Medicare users wonder if dental coverage is offered. Before you sign up for Medicare, it's good to access the actual government website that explains what is and what is not covered, but note some important points about dental coverage under this plan: Read More 

Dental Implants and Tooth Replacement: Then, Now and the Future

It would be nice if your teeth lasted a lifetime, but this is not always the case. If you've lost a tooth due to accident or decay, then a dental implant offers a natural looking way to replace that tooth. The technology involved is nothing short of amazing, and your dentist can actually fabricate a permanent prosthetic replacement. The idea of the dental implant has been around for centuries, and yet it's only in recent years that dental implants have become viable as a permanent tooth replacement. Read More 

Invisalign & Martial Arts: How to Kick Ass and Protect Your Developing Smile at the Same Time

There are a lot of precautions that you need to take during martial arts: glasses should be taken off as not to break them and hurt yourself, contacts aren't allowed during sparring, and then there's retainers. What about Invisalgn during martial arts? Should they be removed? Invisalign and practicing martial arts The amount of thought you need to give your Invisalign depends on the martial art you practice. Grappling-based martial arts such as judo or aikido will allow you to not worry much regarding your retainers, as long as you make sure not to land directly on your mouth or on your teeth during a movement. Read More 

Bad Breath As An Early Warning Sign For Serious Medical Conditions

Having bad breath is hardly anybody's idea of fun, but most of us will suffer from it from time to time. However, if your breath smells foul for an extended period of time, and improvements in your dental hygiene regimen don't seem to help shift it, it could be a sign of a more serious medical issue.  Diseases and ailments that can cause bad breath are varied, and the following list of potential causes should by no means be considered exhaustive. Read More 

Signs That You May Need to See an Endodontist

An endodontist is a type of dentist that specializes in treatment of the root of the teeth, or the soft tissue under the hard part of the tooth enamel. The most common treatment they offer is what's called a root canal, which removes that soft tissue and "roots" of the teeth altogether. This is often done when that soft tissue becomes infected or otherwise untreatable, and in turn puts you at risk for tooth loss. Read More