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The Effects of Alcohol on Dental Implants

The Effects of Alcohol on Dental Implants

A little bit of alcohol can be good for your oral health: alcohol disinfects the mouth and kills all bacteria it comes into contact with, red wine can boost the blood vessels in your mouth and lead to more active immune responses in the mouth, and it can reduce swelling and thin your blood as well. Excessive drinking, however, will cause problems, and a life of alcoholism will lead to tooth loss, gum disease, tooth decay and dental implant failure. If you have dental implants do not drink with any sort of regularity, as this will cause alcohol induced dental implant failure.


What To Do With A Swallowed Dental Crown

What To Do With A Swallowed Dental Crown

A dental crown can be swallowed if the adhesion gives way and the crown comes off of the tooth or tooth stub that it was on. If you have swallowed your crown, do not panic! Although the situation isn’t the best, and you will have to go and see a dentist, or possibly a gastroenterologist right away, this is not a very serious medical emergency. Here is what to do in case you have swallowed your dental crown.


Titanium vs. Zirconium

Titanium vs. Zirconium

Dental implants are made of three parts: an artificial tooth root or dental implant, and a crown, which is connected to the implant by an abutment. The abutment and the dental implant are always made of a titanium alloy, as this is what the bones accept and can integrate, but the crown can be made of two different materials. The outer layer of a dental crown is always porcelain, but the inner structure can be either zirconium or titanium. Although the difference in price is readily apparent, the difference between these two materials is not. Allow us to shed some light on the mystery of zirconium vs. titanium.


Brush your teeth at least twice a day

Brush your teeth at least twice a day

One of the most absolutely indispensable parts of having good oral hygiene is brushing your teeth. This needs to be done with more frequency that most people realise: you need to brush your teeth at the very least two times a day, but perhaps three is the ideal amount of brushing. Below is an explanation of why you need to brush at least twice, and what can happen if you do not.


The Age Factor

The Age Factor

Dental implants are a major investment, and you should really think about the ramifications of dropping the money that is needed to get them. The procedure is also quite invasive and requires the patient to be healthy. But is there an age limit to getting dental implants? Is there a certain age above which it is simply not worth it, or flat out impossible to get them? When is it time to say ‘no thanks’? This and much more is answered in our article below.


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