Talk to your dentist There’s something about having information on anything unknown that makes us feel less afraid or at least more self-assured handling the unknown. If you consider dentistry an unknown topic, maybe you can educate yourself by asking your dentist lots of questions. Find a dentist willing to listen to your fearful thoughts […]
Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad…Dentist?
People that are plagued with dental phobia (Dentophobia) may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common diagnosable mental condition. At least they know they are not alone and that the medical community takes it seriously. Phobias like Pteromerhanophobia: (the fear of flying) and Acrophobibia (the fear of heights) can be problematic, […]
How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health
Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can influence the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid […]
What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
Evolution isn’t always tidy and linear. For example, we have smaller jaws than our ancestors’ thousands of years ago, but most of our bodies haven’t adapted by generating fewer teeth. Two-thirds of us generate the same amount of teeth as early humans. These late-developing extra molars are called wisdom teeth and they pose unique oral […]
Smile Makeover Questions Answered At Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center
Even some individuals with top-notch oral health want to improve specific components of their smile. Though proper brushing is crucial for healthy teeth, it won’t re-contour a gumline or repair a chipped tooth. A cavity-free mouth may still have stained or slightly misaligned teeth. If you want to correct the smile elements that can’t be […]
You Should Worry if Any of These 3 Things Happen in Your Mouth
1. You drink a cold beverage and—yowza—it creates a shooting pain! When a cavity has eroded enamel it eventually contacts the layer under the enamel. This is called the dentin. The dentin contains tiny tubules. A cold (or acidic) liquid that flows into the tubules can get close enough to the nerve to make you […]
Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains
Hello Lone Tree! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Highlands Ranch residents can dramatically improve their appearance. It is important to realize that not every Denver smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and […]
The Mark Of The Perfect Dentist
If you are fortunate to have dental insurance but do not have a regular dentist, it’s time to choose a dentist. And if you haven’t got insurance but have dental needs, perhaps it is time to consider who can meet those needs affordably. An Educated Dentist Adam Almeida, DDS performs extraordinary work for patients who […]
How Long Does It Take For Braces To Straighten Teeth?
How long does it take to straighten teeth with braces? Waiting is difficult. You want your new smile today! But it takes a while to move misaligned teeth into their proper position. Most individuals wear braces from 18 to 36 months. Orthodontists counsel moms and dads to correct dental dilemmas when their child is young. […]
Should I Worry About My Snoring?
Snoring isn’t just an annoyance. It can have considerable health consequences. What is Snoring? Snoring is caused by an obstruction that restricts the flow of air in the throat. The obstruction can be caused by: Poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue—when muscles relax they can collapse onto the airway. Alcohol use and sleeping […]