Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Graft-Free Op to Help OI Patients Enjoy Albuquerque Cosmetic Dentistry

Now, doctors at the University of Navarra seem to have found a way for people with imperfect osteogenesis (OI), a rare bone disease, to enjoy the fruits of cosmetic dentistry in Albuquerque. Specifically, the doctors successfully made the patient’s bone ready for dental implants without resorting to bone grafts, which would’ve taken a longer course.

Rare Degradation
OI (its official name is osteogenesis imperfecta) affects around 1 in 10,000 Americans. A person with OI means that his body lacks the proper genetic structure to create strong bones, including the jaw bone. This is attributed to interference in the production of collagen, a protein that helps the bones move even under immense pressure.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Oral, Overall Health: Why Visit Your Albuquerque Dentist Regularly?

During your regular appointment, your dentist will look for more than just cavities. Depending on the results of your oral evaluation, additional care may be recommended such as teeth whitening, fillings, or some other cosmetic or restorative service. Plus, services such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants may be given to your teeth for extra protection.

So how often should you see your dentist? Most healthcare professionals recommend coming in once every six months to ensure that your smile stays healthy. If it has been more than six months since your last visit, then it’s time to call a trusted Albuquerque dentist—like Dr. Billie Adams of Peak Family Dentistry—for an appointment.