Proper brushing and regular visits to your dentist are essential tasks to have a healthy smile. However, flossing is also an important step in removing food, plaque, and bacteria from your mouth, teeth, and gums. Unfortunately, most people do not place time and energy into this key part of oral hygiene. While surprising, this simple tasks can reduce the risk of harsh dental problems that can be painful and costly to repair.
1 September 2017
The ideal time to get a dental brace from a cosmetic dentist is when you are young, but anybody (including adults) can benefit from dental straightening offered by braces. It's just that as an adult, you should be prepared for the challenges of braces so that you can benefit from the treatment. These are some of the things to prepare for if you are contemplating dental braces as an adult:
2 August 2017
If you experience any kind of dental pain, it's important to know what you can do about it before getting it addressed by your local dentist. Since most dental pain is an indicator of a small problem, you can usually correct it on your own. Here are three common causes of dental pain and what you can do about them: Swelling: If there is swelling in your mouth, it's usually coming from the gums, which is a sign that there is an infection.
18 July 2017
Looking for a new dentist can sometimes seem like quite a chore. You know it's about so much more than just finding a dental professional that has the right bedside manner because this person will be caring for your teeth and gums, as well as those of your family members. Because of this, it's absolutely vital that you go into the search with a good idea of what to seek out.
20 June 2017
If you have an autistic child or a child with sensory disorders, you know that they need to have a regular routine. You also know that their routine can be stressful enough, but adding in any triggers can lead to a full meltdown. A visit to the dentist can cause a lot of problems, not only because they are out of their routine, but also because there are all sorts of triggers there, including loud noises and bright lights.
25 May 2017
Many people avoid making regular trips to the dentist out of fear. A lot of this fear is tied to a less than adequate understanding of the various types of procedures and tools that are employed during the average dental visit. If you would like to help allay such fears by increasing your understanding of basic dentistry instruments, read on. Dental Explorers Dental explorers are a category of tool that is fairly faithful to their name: they are used to help your dentist explore the inside of your mouth, with the ultimate goal of locating any cavities or other problem areas.
9 May 2017
Would you like to achieve a whiter and brighter smile? If so, you're certainly not alone. The good news is that you can achieve significantly whiter and brighter teeth through a cosmetic procedure known as teeth whitening. Before you decide to do this, however, there are some common myths and misconceptions you should be aware of. Myth 1: Teeth Whitening Means Bleaching First of all, understand that teeth whitening does not always mean using a bleaching agent.
20 January 2017
You'll eventually need to take your child in to the dentist to have their very first appointment. As you get ready for that first visit, you'll most likely be wondering what sort of questions you should be asking the dentist. Here are three things worth discussing with your dentist. Does My Child Need a Fluoride Treatment? Many oral-health products contain fluoride, since it is designed to help make teeth strong and resist cavities.
18 January 2017
If you are missing one or more teeth due to decay or other problems, you should know that one of the best solutions available to replace your missing teeth is to get dental implants. Dental implants, in case you're not familiar with them, are basically surgically implanted "teeth." Once they are implanted, they actually fuse with bone, allowing them to feel just like real teeth. In fact, they are the closest thing to real teeth you can get.
17 January 2017
If your gums are currently suffering from periodontitis, there's a strong chance that you've experienced bone or even tooth loss. One possible solution for missing teeth is dental implants, which flawlessly and permanently replace a missing tooth. However, the health of your mouth will ultimately determine whether or not you can get dental implants. Read on to learn if you're a good candidate for dental implants, and if not, what you can do to become one.
30 December 2016