Amherst Dental Group Blog
November 17, 2017
“Orofacial pain” is not a term many people are familiar with, but it is something that millions of Americans suffer from every day. Orofacial pain is a general term that refers to any pain felt in the mouth, jaw, or face. According to research, over 95% of orofacial pain can actually be attributed to dental causes. Are you experiencing orofacial pain in Williamsville? Today, we are going to discuss the possible causes and what you can do to get relief. (more…)
September 30, 2017
Growing research on the effects of gum disease and tooth loss points to the significant toll both can take on an otherwise healthy body. We have already established a strong link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, for example.
September 2, 2017
Dental implants have been a popular tooth replacement option for decades — and they have never been better than they are today. People who have lost several teeth but still have healthy ones remaining in the jaw can benefit from a special type of implant-supported denture we call “overdentures.” This method is especially helpful in the mandible, or lower jaw. Keep reading to find out how dental implants can secure a denture to help you chew, speak, and smile with full confidence once again.
May 22, 2017
Are you tired of living with frequent headaches? The cause of your pain may surprise you. According to a recent study by the American Gut Project, there appears to be a connection between oral bacteria and migraines. According to the research, high levels of specific strains of bacteria found in the mouth and gut can cause the nitrates in foods to produce nitric oxide, which can lead to headaches. This does not mean you have to stop eating your favorite foods. Instead, your dentist in Williamsville at Amherst Dental Group can help to reduce oral bacteria to combat your headaches.
May 19, 2017
Enamel hypoplasia is a development defect that can cause significant deformities to the primary and adult teeth, such as missing physical tooth structures, pits, grooves, or missing areas of the crown. When hypomineralization occurs, it causes a drastic decrease in the tooth’s mineral content of the enamel. In some cases, this can cause a tooth to have a translucent appearance while also leading to soft enamel. Both enamel hypoplasia and hypomineralization lead to serious dental problems, as well as cosmetic issues. Amherst Dental Group provides the specialized care you need.
April 14, 2017
Tooth loss is a very common problem in American. In fact, 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. When even one tooth is lost, your quality of life begins to decline as everyday tasks, like eating and speaking, become more challenging. Not to mention, your confidence is impacted by an incomplete smile. However, untreated tooth loss can have a bigger impact on your life than you may be aware. Research shows that tooth loss can increase your risk for stroke. As your dentist in Williamsville, we have the solutions you need to replace missing teeth.
April 4, 2017
Food allergies are a daily struggle for more than 15 million Americans. To raise awareness about food allergies, the month of May is dedicated to food allergies and anaphylaxis education. However, there are additional risks associated with food allergies other than just allergic reactions. Allergies to foods can increase your risk for tooth decay and bleeding gums. As your dentist in Williamsville, we want to ensure you maintain your dental health when living with food allergies.
March 29, 2017
Diabetes is a prevalent problem in the United States with over 29 million people living with the condition. With over 9% of the population currently living with diabetes, it is estimated nearly 2 million new cases will be diagnosed this year. This chronic condition causes significant health complications if it is not controlled because it affects the body’s ability to process sugar. In addition to overall health being significantly impacted, it can also cause complications with your dental health. When living with diabetes, your dentist in Williamsville will be crucial to helping protect your smile from the damaging consequences of the condition.
March 19, 2017
It is estimated that half of adults in the United States suffer from a form of gum disease. This infection develops in the gums due to bacteria that are found in plaque and tartar accumulations. Your first line of defense against the infection is to keep the buildup to a minimum through oral hygiene and preventive care from your dentist in Williamsville. However, if you are prone to the infection or have a heightened risk, you have another option to help the health of your gums. Vitamin C is vital to protecting your gums from damage.
February 27, 2017
Taking a vacation requires a great deal of planning and preparation. You have booked your hotel and planned for weather changes, but have you found an emergency dentist in Williamsville? Nothing will ruin a vacation quicker than an unexpected dental problem. Although no one ever expects to be in that situation, one in six Americans will have a dental emergency this year. If an emergency happens while traveling, you cannot wait until you get back home for an appointment. You need to see an emergency dentist right away.