MRI Safety with Dental Crowns and Restorations

Medical imaging is a powerful tool for doctors and dentists, allowing us to gain vital information to diagnose illness and plan treatments. We know that the more we can see, the better we can treat. But sometimes metal dental restorations like dental crowns and metal amalgam fillings, can interfere Read More

Have Concerns about the Appearance of Your Smile? Mention Them at Your Next Checkup

Dr. Nancy Nehawandian at Top Down Dentistry isn’t just a holistic dentist who can care for your oral health and promote your overall health. She’s not just a neuromuscular dentist who can ensure you have a balanced, functional bite. And she’s not just a sleep dentist who can treat snoring and sleep apnea so Read More

Mothers’ Smoking During Pregnancy Leads to Children’s Missing Teeth

Hypodontia is a condition in which children fail to develop all their permanent teeth. The risk that children will develop this condition may be increased by mothers’ smoking during pregnancy, according to a new study from the University of Otago. Retrospective Comparison For this study, researchers looked at 83 children with hypodontia and 253 Read More

Using Advanced Technology to Track Down Toothaches

Although you shouldn’t, many people use pain as their guide for when they should see a dentist. And when you have a serious toothache, it’s hard to do anything else until that gets treated. The problem is that toothaches can be very difficult to pinpoint. The pain might feel like it’s coming from an entirely Read More

6 Reasons You Should Replace Your Metal Crowns

If you have metal dental crowns in your mouth, you should seriously consider replacing them. You might have gotten them because they were the only option available at the time, but modern dentistry offers ceramic dental crowns that are suitable for pretty much any situation where a metal crown was used in the Read More