Amherst Dental Group Blog
February 14, 2018
Nowadays, it is very common for parents and dentists alike to tell children that flossing their teeth is an essential part of taking care of their smile. Have you ever wondered how that came to be? There had to be a time before you could just go to the store and pick up a pack of nylon floss, right? In honor of Children’s Dental Health month, your family dentist in Williamsville is going to quickly go over the interesting (we promise) history of dental floss as well as share tips on how to get your child to start flossing consistently. (more…)
January 6, 2018
Whenever you turn on the TV, no matter what channel you are watching or what kind of show is on, there is one thing you are certainly going to see: a bunch of pristinely white smiles. Of course, this is not a big surprise, because perfectly white teeth automatically means they are healthy, right? Actually, according to your dentist, just because a smile is pearly white does not necessarily mean that it is problem-free. What issues could be affecting your smile without changing the color? We share the most common ones today. (more…)
December 11, 2017
Most of the time when people think about replacing missing teeth, it is simply for cosmetic reasons. No one likes to have a gap in their smile! Of course, not all of the teeth actually show when a person smiles, so what if you are missing a tooth that cannot actually be seen? No need to replace it then, right? Actually, while this kind of missing tooth might not have a big impact on your appearance, it can severely affect your oral health and lead to much bigger problems down the line. Today, your dentist in Williamsville discusses the top 3 reasons you should replace even hidden missing teeth. (more…)
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. Today, we are going to discuss the most common causes and what you can do to get relief from orofacial pain in Williamsville.
October 28, 2017
Bad morning breath is something we all experience every day, but for some, that unpleasant taste and smell does not simply go away after they brush their teeth and wash their mouth out. Chronic bad breath is an issue millions of Americans deal with every day, and many have no clue as to why. While bad breath is common, chronic bad breath could be the sign of a much more serious problem. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do about this issue, and your dentist is always willing to offer a helping hand. (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.