A lot is riding on your oral health. Poor mouth health has been shown to have connections with a wide variety of other health problems, ranging from heart disease, to diabetes, to Alzheimer's, to oral thrush, strep throat, bodily inflammations, and halitosis (chronic bad breath.) One recent study even suggests a possible link with esophageal cancer.
In an earlier post, we mentioned 5 top advantages of getting dental implants; but in reality, there are other benefits that go beyond these five. Dental implants are generally superior to removable dentures, bridges, and other tooth restoration options. They give you the look, feel, function, and comfort of natural teeth and avoid many of the problems of the alternatives.
Bone grafts can often become necessary in an number of different dental situations, and in fact there are three common types of bone grafts and a half-dozen or so reasons for needing one. Here we will focus on the two most commons reasons for dental bone grafts.
You may think that keeping up a good dental hygiene regimen and seeing a dentist and periodontist to help guard your oral health and make it last for years to come, is merely a matter of your mouth. But in reality, there are numerous ways in which poor oral health can negatively impact your overall health.
The American Sleep Association tells us that around 10% of US adults grind their teeth (a condition known as "bruxism"), while about 15% of kids in United States do the same. You might think that teeth grinding and jaw clenching are perfectly harmless habits, but think again: they can negatively affect your oral health and more.