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Dental Health and Food: Learning to Eat Better

My intense love for candy, cakes, and everything in between started as a child. I simply couldn't go one day without something sweet to eat. But my love for all things sweet took a toll on my teeth. My dentist diagnosed me with seven cavities, each one a different size and depth. After sitting through four long dental appointments, I decided to make a change. I now monitor my diet and only eat things that benefit my oral health. I'm here to help you take better care of your teeth. My blog offers tips on how to improve your diet, maintain good oral hygiene, and many other topics. Hopefully, you can learn to overcome your bad habits just as I did. Good luck with your future dental health.


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Tooth Implants: Why They Are Your Best Solution

by Eric Bailey

When you have an oral health issue and need to have a tooth replaced, it's wise to consider tooth implants. These are dental care solutions that can be more permanent and convenient than others, although they may be more costly and may not be entirely covered by your dental insurance. Some insurance companies may consider getting tooth implants to be a cosmetic need more than a dental one, so they may only cover the initial post and not any crowns for tooth implants.

If you need to have a tooth replaced or have a damaged tooth that can't be saved, then it's wise to consider tooth implants. Here are reasons why tooth implants are better as an oral health solution than other types of dental solutions.

You get a more comfortable solution

When you get dental implants, you get replacement teeth that are more comfortable than what a retainer, spacer, or even a denture would give you. You get an oral health solution that you don't have to remove every day and that can feel more like your traditional teeth. This is especially important if you have to get replacement teeth in the front of your mouth where tooth comfort may be harder to achieve with dentures or other removable means.

You get a more confident solution

Tooth implants are put in the mouth by putting small posts into your jawbone, underneath your gums where the post is not visible once a crown is placed on it. Your tooth implants, in effect, mimic the placement and operation of your natural teeth in a gum line.

If you want an oral health solution that looks more realistic and helps you feel confident in your smile, then this can be the solution for you. You can have single-tooth implants put in or can explore several options, including a single post with several fused crowns to give you a complete smile without needing several individual implants.

Your dentist can check to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. If you are a candidate, then you can move to the next phase of tooth implants, which can include several things, including a bone graft and an oral exam to see if your gums are viable.

In the end, tooth implants can serve you well. Check to see if your dental insurance helps cover dental implants and, if so, what your deductible is before moving forward. Or, you can pay for tooth implants out of pocket.

Contact your dentist for more information about tooth implants