At Southridge Dental, we are pleased to provide a full range of dental care services and dental treatments to our patients in Nampa ID and the surrounding communities. Our dental services include: children's, cosmetic, family, general, implant, orthodontic, preventive, restorative and sedation dentistry.
If you have tried to have your dentures secured with implants, but were informed you have insufficient bone density, you will be pleased to learn of a recent breakthrough in mini implants. This type of implant will anchor your dentures to eliminate the movement problems. In just one visit, you can have your dentures secured in a procedure that is virtually painless. And even better, you can eat whatever foods you choose that same day, as there is no waiting time for the bone to heal around these implants.
A bridge is an alternative solution for missing teeth. We custom-make your bridge from the best dental materials. Your bridge is secured on each side with a crown to keep it secure in your mouth. It functions like your own teeth and does so comfortably, as well as provide a full smile.
Most of us know how important it is to look after our teeth, but do you know what the different types of teeth are and how we use them? Teeth don't just help you bite and chew; they play an important role in speaking and support many aspects of your facial structure. There are four kinds of teeth in your mouth, according to Everyday Health, and each performs a slightly different function. Then there are three rarer formations that can occur in a growing jaw. Incisors At the front of the mouth are eight thin, straight teeth called incisors - four at the top and four at the bottom - which bite into the food you eat and help you pronounce words as you you speak. Incisors also support the lips. To read the entire article by Jenny Green, please visit Colgate.com Southridge Dental 2811 12 Avenue Road Nampa, ID 83686 (208) 466-2458 Southridge-Dental.com
The mouth, or oral cavity, is made up of numerous components that work together so that you can breathe, speak, eat and digest food. When you understand these parts of the mouth and how they affect your general health, the significance of oral care takes on a whole new meaning. Here's what these things do for you. Lips and Cheeks Your lips and cheeks are made up of muscles that not only give you the ability to pucker up for a kiss, but also help shape your facial expressions - both happy and sad. Lips let air into your mouth for breathing and, together with cheeks, help you speak. They also keep food and saliva in your mouth while chewing. Ultimately, these strong muscles guide and keep your teeth in their proper positions. To read the entire article by Donna Pleis, please visit Colgate.com
The laser is used in dental procedures to make treatment easier for patients while obtaining great results. It also means no pain or discomfort with this noninvasive, alternative procedure to traditional care with a scalpel and sutures. Healing time is much shorter while producing great results. Lasers can be used in place of surgery, to recontour gum lines, clean inflamed tissue, and bring instant relief from canker sores or mouth ulcers. Southridge Dental 2811 12 Avenue Road Nampa, ID 83686 (208) 466-2458 Southridge-Dental.com
Think back to the days when your tongue served two main functions: licking soft-serve ice cream cones and taunting a sibling when you stuck it out in his direction. But the tongue actually goes beyond melting desserts and young attitude. Here are ten human tongue facts, including some of its functions. The Average Tongue Is Four Inches Long The tongue consists of two parts: anterior and posterior. The anterior tongue is mostly visible and about two thirds of the tongue's total length. The posterior tongue sits near the back of the throat and measures the other one third in length. To read the entire article by Steve Auger, please visit Colgate.com