Just like your family doctor, your dentist may work with dental specialists to provide you with the best care possible.Learn more »
Prevent problems early. Your child's first dental visit should occur by age one or within six months of when you see the first tooth.Learn more »
Dental care during pregnancy is not only safe, regular dental visits support your health and your baby's.Learn more »
Most dental disease is preventable—starting with these five steps to take at home.Learn more »
Clenching or grinding your teeth (often at night) may be the reason and can also cause damage to your teeth and jaw.Learn more »
Your dentist may recommend a number of treatment options to replace missing teeth, such as a denture.Learn more »
Dental decay, gum disease or injury may result in the loss of a natural tooth. It is important to visit your dentist regularly to catch any signs of disease early in order to prevent tooth loss.
Your teeth support your health and well-being. Missing teeth may affect the comfort and function of your mouth, your ability to eat a variety of nutritious foods as well as your speech. Gaps in the mouth can also cause esthetic changes as teeth shift to fill in the missing space.
In the event that you lose a tooth or need to have a tooth extracted it is recommended to replace the missing tooth. Tooth replacement options include a bridge , a partial denture and a dental implant.
In the event that a young child loses a tooth, a space maintainer may be recommended to 'hold' the place for the permanent tooth growing below. If this is not done, the baby teeth may shift, blocking the permanent tooth from growing in straight. This may affect the bite and further treatment, such as orthodontics, may be recommended to restore function to the mouth.