Learn About Dental Implants

Learn About Smile Restoration and Smile Makeovers in Wesley Chapel FL

If you have missing teeth, or even a cracked tooth, Dr. Daniel Hwang at the Dental Implant Center of Florida can help you restore your smile. If you are in need of dental implants in Wesley Chapel, FL, it is important to understand all of your options.

Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or many! There are two types of implants, an depending on your unique situation, one may be better for you than the other. Dental implants are very successful and can benefit you greatly.

Missing teeth can cause a lot of issues. The remaining teeth, for example, may shift as a result of he spaces. This can cause a painful bite, speech impediments, and difficulty talking and chewing. It is important to ask Dr. Hwang about dental implants if you are missing a tooth (or teeth!).

What are the different types of implants?

There are two types of dental implants that are used: Endosteal implants and Subperiosteal implants. For Endosteal implants, the metal screw is placed into the jaw bone. This is the most common type of dental implant used.

For Subperiosteal implants, the implant bas is place under the gum line, however, it is usually placed on or above the jaw bone as opposed to inside.

Both types of implants come in different sizes and heights to fit each patient’s unique mouth structure. Usually, regardless of which type of implant your receive, more than one visit to Dr. Hwang is required. One completed and healed, however, your teeth will be as good as they were before!

If you are interested in learning more about how you can restore your smile with dental implants in Wesley Chapel FL, call (813) 528-8900 to contact Dr. Daniel Hwang at the Dental Implant Center of Florida!

5 Explanations for Bleeding Gums

If your gums start to bleed while you brush your teeth, you may think the worst. The reasons why your gums can bleed are varied, but not all of them are bad and almost all are fixable. Many of the reasons can relate to our daily lifestyles and personal hygiene.

                One of the main reasons why gums bleed while being brushed is simply because of having poor dental hygiene. Not brushing and flossing regularly can lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth and gums. A simple way to rectify this is start! Dr. Hwang recommends brushing and flossing at least twice a day. On your next visit, our Wesley Chapel, FL dental team will demonstrate the proper techniques to brushing and flossing effectively.

Another reason your gums may bleed could be because of gingivitis. One of the main reasons people get gingivitis is from having inflamed gums. This inflammation in the gums is caused by a buildup of tartar, plaque, food particles, and bacteria on the gum line over an extended period of time. A way to help stop this buildup and inflammation is to maintain a normal dental visit schedule with Dr. Hwang at his Wesley Chapel, FL office. At your appointment, they use specialized cleaning tools to help remove the buildup on your gums that can’t be removed by a normal toothbrush.

                Should gingivitis be left untreated it can lead to periodontal disease, a more serious dental ailment.  Periodontal disease is when gums become seriously inflamed and start to pull away from the teeth. You may notice pus forming between the teeth as well. If it remains untreated, tooth loss may occur.

                For more information and explanations on why your gums could bleed, visit: http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/oral-care/problems/5-explanations-for-bleeding-gums.htm?utm_content=5+Explanations+for+Bleeding+Gums+from+Discovery+Health&utm_campaign=&utm_source=5879&utm_term=&utm_medium=Facebook%3A+Greenway+Center+Denti4.htm

 The easiest way to avoid any dental ailments or diseases is to maintain good oral hygiene and a healthy, balanced diet. Routine checkups and cleanings with Dr. Daniel Hwang to remove hard to reach bacteria is a sure way to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. To make an appointment with Dr. Daniel Hwang and his dental team in Wesley Chapel, FL, visit his websites: http://www.pascodental.net/ and http://www.dicof.com/

What Your Teeth and Gums Reveal About Your Health

When you have bad breath or a canker sore you may, think that these are strictly oral health issues, but there is now proof that these ailments can have a direct link to your overall health.

Bad breath can be more than just embarrassing; it can be a direct indicator of underlying health issues. If your breath has a sweet odor it could be an indicator of diabetic ketoacidosis. Another underlying health issue may be post-nasal drip or a sinus infection as these may cause breath odor.

Bleeding gums mean more than just that you are brushing too hard! They can also be a sign of gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when there is a build-up of plaque and tarter on the teeth and gums. It can also be a symptom of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or even a vitamin K deficiency.

To learn more about oral health issues and what they can mean for your health click the link: http://blog.naturalgumption.com/2013/11/oral-health-problems/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NaturalGumption+%28Natural+Gumption%29 Also, be sure to visit your dentist Dr. Daniel Hwang at Wesley Chapel, FL practice for your regular cleanings and check-ups.  To make an appointment with Dr. Hwang please visit his website: www.dicof.com

The Real Reason Your Teeth Are Hurting

At the first sign of tooth pain people often think the worst, “Oh no, I have a cavity!” Surprisingly this may not be the case at all. Many people mistake toothache for cavities when it could really be tooth sensitivity. Many of the things we eat and drink are more harmful for our teeth then we really think.

If you have tooth pain, but it’s not cavity, there are a few things you can do to find some relief. The first step is to analyze what you’re drinking. If you’re drinking high acidic fluids like coffee or soda it could have an effect on your teeth. The acids in these drinks can start to wear down the enamel on your teeth. This can heighten your sensitivity since the nerve endings are becoming exposed. Simply reducing your intake could help your teeth in the long run.

Surprisingly, the kind of tooth paste that you use could be affecting the sensitivity of your teeth. If you use a brand that promises teeth whitening, tartar control, or has baking soda as an ingredient it could be eroding your enamel as well. These chemicals tend to be more aggressive on teeth causing the enamel to wear down and expose the nerve endings.

These along with some other surprising factors could be the reason why your teeth are hurting. Fixing these problems now could save you more toothache later on. To read more about how you can fix your tooth issues click here: http://news.menshealth.com/the-real-reason-your-teeth-are-hurting/2013/03/11/

The Importance of a Healthy Smile

Did you know that your smile can link to your confidence level? Having a beautiful white smile means that you have healthy teeth and gums; it also can give your self-esteem a boost. When you have a smile that you love it means that you smile more often. This not only improves your mood but makes you appear more confident in what you are doing and also more approachable and friendly. When you smile, people are more likely to view you as being more sociable and trustworthy.

When you are unhappy with your smile, it can give you the look of not being sincere or genuine. Some people may lose their confidence because they are unhappy with their smile. There are many reasons that people are unhappy with their smile, one of the most common reasons is the color of their teeth. Many people feel that their teeth are not white enough, or that they do not look like they used to. Fortunately, there are many fixes to make your smile the best it can be.  To learn more about why having a healthy smile is a great confidence builder visit here http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/838185/a-healthy-smile-means-healthy-self-esteem

The first step to a healthy smile is talking to your dentist. Dr. Hwang and his Florida practice can offer the best in site into what would be the best steps to begin the process towards a more confident smile. Call our office at (813) 528-8900 or visit http://www.dicof.com/ to set up an appointment with us. We look forward to helping you start the journey to a beautiful and healthy smile!

Four Cups of Coffee a Day May Halve Risk of Death from Oral Cancer

Coffee is essential to the morning routines of many people as well as a beverage people enjoy throughout the day. Now there is new evidence for you to enjoy this drink even more, this time for the health benefits.

New research has shown that people who had four or more coffee beverages throughout the day had a lower risk of getting oral and pharyngeal cancer. Research shows that drinking coffee helps to slow down the growth as well as the progression of the disease if someone should already have the diagnosis.

The study also showed that the full effect of prevention was only found with people who drank regular strength coffee. There was a slight effect with people who drank decaf coffee. There was little to no effect found in people who drank tea.

To learn more about this survey and to find out other information about this new research click here: http://www.dentaltribune.com/articles/news/americas/11096_four_cups_of_coffee_a_day_may_halve_risk_of_death_from_oral_cancer_.html

Diet and Prevention of Oral Cancer

The number of people getting oral cancer is on the rise. However, there are things that you can do now to lessen your chances of being at risk. One of the first changes you can make is to your diet. While we all know that smoking and drinking can heighten your risk of cancer, diet plays a pivotal role in the overall health of your body.

When you eat foods that contain chemicals such as nitrosamines that are in certain foods like fish, fish by-products, cheese, and other dairy products, you are heightening your chances of being at risk for oral cancer. The reason for this is that when cells in our body are exposed to this kind of chemical, it can harm the information within, leading to complications over time.

While it appears everything in life is out to get you, there is hope. Changing your diet and exercising more will lead to a healthier lifestyle that will decrease your chances of getting oral cancer among a myriad of other positive effects. To learn more about how your diet can affect your chances of getting oral cancer, click here: http://www.webdental.com/profiles/blogs/diet-and-prevention-of-oral-cancer