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.
In the past, a tooth with damaged or infected roots was extracted. Today, it is recognized that saving a tooth is important to avoid other dental problems. Dr. Miller and Dr. Squires are experienced in the latest treatment techniques that now make this procedure more manageable for patients. Together with the use of modern anesthetics, there is little discomfort.
During the procedure the interior pulp of the tooth is removed and repacked with a special filling material. Root canals keep the damaged tooth intact and return it to full functionality for chewing.
Missing even one tooth can have an effect on your chewing abilities. The more teeth you have missing, the less nutrition you will receive from your food. Chewing more natural, nutritious foods often becomes difficult with too many missing teeth, and often softer, higher-calorie foods are then consumed more often. This type of diet usually results in weight gain.
Your facial appearance can change, taking on a hollowed-out look that adds years to your actual age. Your speech may not always be clear, causing moments of embarrassment at work or in your social life.
Gaps in your dental arches can also cause other teeth to start to become loose or move. But whether you're missing teeth in the front or back, whether there is only one or many absent, the best replacements are dental implants. They look very natural and function like real teeth, allowing you to enjoy every type of food that you like.
In Canada, 3400 new cases of mouth cancer are diagnosed each year. About 50% of those diagnosed do not live longer than 5 years after diagnosis because it wasn’t detected early enough. The most common sites for oral cancer to be found are the tongue (which has the highest prevalence), throat, floor of the mouth and lips. Regular tobacco use (both chewing and smoking), alcohol consumption and prolonged sun exposure all increase risk in addition to age. To read the entire article , please visit plus.HealthyTeeth.org Southridge Dental 2811 12 Avenue Road Nampa, ID 83686 (208) 466-2458 Southridge-Dental.com
When teeth are not properly cleaned, plaque forms on the tooth’s surface. Plaque can cause irritation of the gums, making them red and slightly swollen - this is gingivitis. More serious forms of gum disease such as periodontitis start with gingivitis. Signs & Symptoms:
Red, swollen or tender gums that bleed when brushed or flossed
Good management of gingivitis is a sign of good oral hygiene. This helps prevent halitosis, bleeding gums and other more serious dental diseases. Remember, there is a link between oral health and overall health. To read the entire article , please visit plus.HealthyTeeth.org Southridge Dental 2811 12 Avenue Road Nampa, ID 83686 (208) 466-2458 Southridge-Dental.com
Patients rave how comfortable ClearCorrect aligners are. They are one piece for each the upper and lower teeth, and there are no metal wires, brackets, or headgear to be adjusted. This means no mouth irritation and much less time in the dental chair.
And you will not have to give up eating your favorite foods throughout treatment. You can wear the aligners all day and while sleeping, but can remove them for eating and then cleaning your teeth afterwards. This means there are absolutely no food restrictions! You can keep your teeth free of plaque build-up for a nice, clean look to your smile when treatment is completed. Southridge Dental 2811 12 Avenue Road Nampa, ID 83686 (208) 466-2458 Southridge-Dental.com