Does the thought of going to the dentist make you cringe? Dental anxiety is often related to negative experiences from childhood – but we’ll tell you why there’s no reason to carry that fear with you as an adult. Are uncomfortable dentures bringing you down? Learn why plenty of denture-wearers like you experience pain that should be addressed and fixed by your dentist. Or maybe you’ve lost a tooth due to dental trauma and just want to research your options for replacement before visiting your family dentist. Top Dentists’ Dental Problem Solvers offers solutions to these common dental woes and more. From the most basic of bad breath cases to how you should proceed if your dentist finds a cancerous lesion inside your mouth, find your answers here.
Problem Solvers were created in part by Richard Winter D.D.S. M.A.G.D. D.I.C.O.I.
Master Academy of General Dentistry
Diplomate International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Bad breath can be annoying – and downright embarrassing! But you don’t have to live with it. Find out how to prevent it.
We all know that tooth decay causes cavities. Learn how to prevent and treat cavities so your mouth stays healthy.
Don’t put up with bleeding gums. Learn what causes this common problem and how to fix it.
Dentures may solve one problem, but they can cause a host of others. Find out what solutions may work for you.
Losing teeth is very stressful. But fear not, there are many options for tooth replacement.
Tooth and Mouth Sensitivity
When your mouth hurts, you want to make the pain go away now. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to ease the discomfort until you can get to the dentist.
Experiencing denture woes? You’re not alone. Find out how you can get acclimated to your new teeth and overcome denture intolerance.
There are two primary ways to treat TMJ pain. Find out which option is best for you.
Underbites and Overbites
Overbite, underbite and crooked teeth: If your child suffers from any of these problems, it’s a good idea to know the various options and do something now instead of waiting until adulthood.
Bridges for Missing Teeth
A bridge is a device that allows patients to have missing teeth replaced. The bridge that your dentist uses is similar to a bridge crossing a river: it’s a structure with supports on each side of a space where both sides are connected so that it can withstand great forces.
Dental disasters occur every day: falls, accidents and altercations all cause dental trauma. Learn about the most frequent traumas and how they’re treated.
Avoiding the dentist because you’re afraid leads to unhealthy teeth and the potential for pain down the road. With today’s gentle dentistry and fear-reducing techniques, there’s no reason to dread the dentist!
Oral cancer is a common and often deadly disease because it’s usually not detected in time. Get your questions about oral cancer answered.
Your smile shouldn’t be a source of embarrassment or self consciousness. Find out how to fix the gaps in your smile and love what you see in the mirror.
Questions about chipped teeth, biting problems or tooth pain? Find out how to address these issues before developing occlusal disease.
Occlusal Disease, Part II
Crooked smiles, bone loss and a collapsed bite are not only painful, but potentially indicative of occlusal disease. Learn how to identify problems and successfully avoid permanent damage.
Children’s Dental Health Concerns
When people find out they are expecting, the myriad issues facing them can be overwhelming, from teething infants to kids with cavities. Learn about common problems and concerns of parents just like you.
Embarrassed by stained and yellow teeth? If you just can’t kick your Starbucks habit, professional teeth whitening treatments may be your best option for a whiter, brighter smile.
Cleft palate is a birth defect that can interfere with eating, speaking and other everyday activities for your child. Treatment should begin shortly after birth to ensure proper development. Surgical correction can ensure a normal, healthy life.
Obstructive sleep apnea disrupts your breathing and keeps you from getting a full night’s rest. Treatments include making changes in sleep position, using a mouth guard to keep your jaw open and wearing a positive pressure mask that gently directs air down into your lungs.
Trench mouth is a form of gingivitis accompanied by severe bacterial infection. Besides being quite painful, it can quickly destroy gum tissue along with underlying bone. Immediate treatment is critical for limiting the damage to your mouth.
Excess plaque is usually linked to eating habits and oral hygiene practices. This means patients can usually resolve this problem with lifestyle changes like cutting down on sugary snacks and brushing more frequently and effectively.
Receding gums are a sign of serious gum disease. The longer you wait to treat the condition, the less likely it is that your gums will fully recover. Proper brushing and flossing along with a professional dental cleaning is the first step in halting the progress of gum recession.
Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a symptom of many different conditions – some minor and some serious. If you have severe or chronic dry mouth, you should see a healthcare professional for a diagnosis. For minor or occasional dry mouth, at-home remedies may be all you need to manage your condition successfully.
Loose teeth can be a sign of moderate-to-advanced periodontitis or a reaction to physical trauma. Any damage to the gums, periodontal ligament, tooth pulp and nerve, or bony socket can make teeth feel loose. Patients with this symptom should seek immediate dental care to increase the chances of saving their teeth.
Swollen gums are typically a sign of early gum disease. Gingivitis is often very treatable if it is caught soon enough. Once gum tissue begins to recede, it’s much more difficult to correct the condition. This is a good reason to see your dentist ASAP if you notice your gums swelling.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause tooth crowding, tooth root resorption in the adjacent molars and chronic inflammation in the gums. All of these issues may be successfully prevented or treated with surgical extraction.