How Diabetes I and II Affect Your Oral Health

Some medical conditions, like a broken leg or a fever, are immediately obvious to the person impacted by them. However, adults can suffer “silent” medical conditions that have few overt symptoms until the disease is fairly advanced, making treatment more challenging. Diabetes, both type I and type II, can progress … [Read more...]

What Are Overdentures?

For dental patients who have never been faced with the loss of more than a few natural teeth, their mental image of what a “dental implant” is may be that of a single implant supporting a single tooth. However, one of the most popular types of implant technology involves overdentures, which are full arches of … [Read more...]

Can Chewing Gum Prevent Cavities?

It sounds almost too good to be true: gum chewing, one of the activities that often gets branded as promoting tooth decay in children and adults, can actually aid cavity prevention if one is chewing a sugar-free brand of gum. Like most shocking statements, this one contains some caveats. The right type of chewing gum … [Read more...]

How Your Mouth Changes as You Age

Our bodies change continuously throughout our lives. Our mouths are no different. We go from teething and the appearance of primary (baby) teeth to a full set of adult teeth. And as we move through adulthood, our oral health continues to change, often in response to the commitment we make to taking care of our gums and … [Read more...]

Are Porcelain Dental Crowns a Better Option Than Veneers?

There is a difference between making minor repairs to your home’s exterior and a renovation that strengthens its foundation. Similarly, there is a difference in purpose between improving the appearance of your smile with dental veneers, and bolstering a natural tooth’s function by protecting it with a dental … [Read more...]

How Dental Technology Improves Your Experience at Your Dentist Appointment

Dentistry has evolved tremendously over the past 125 years. Dental treatment techniques have become more effective, the growth of the clinical role of the dental hygienist has made an enormous difference in the oral health of many patients, and dental technology has advanced considerably. At Dr. Carol Ford & … [Read more...]