Many people think that it is unnecessary to go to the dentist for their biannual cleanings and checkups because they don't feel any pain in their teeth. Thus, they assume that their teeth are healthy and don't need any care. This couldn't be more from the truth. There are many problems that you can't see or feel, which is why you should be seeing the dentist often. Here are some reasons to go to your dentist.
4 October 2016
If your teeth don't look quite like you'd like them to, you may have resigned yourself to a less than perfect smile. You may not be the kind of person who has even considered the benefits of gaining a more beautiful set of teeth, especially if you have limited funds. However, getting a cosmetic dentistry procedure could be the key to opening up a number of different doors for you. Use this information to learn more about why now is the perfect time for you to fix up your grin with cosmetic dentistry.
4 October 2016
The American Pregnancy Association suggests that pregnant women schedule regular dental cleanings and check ups during pregnancy and get any necessary work such as fillings, root canals and extractions. However, they suggest that you postpone unnecessary dental procedures such as cosmetic dentistry. If the appearance of your smile is important to you and you regularly work with a cosmetic dentist to reduce staining through professional bleaching, below are some things you should consider.
16 September 2016
After orthognathic surgery, it is important to drink as much water and other fluids as possible. This will not only ensure that you remain hydrated, but this will help to ensure that your mouth is able to heal properly after the surgery. Lack of eating or drinking immediately after surgery will only end up prolonging your healing process. After the surgery is complete, you will experience numbness and swelling around your mouth area.
29 August 2016
With so many advertisements promoting shiny white teeth, you might feel a little self-conscious over blemishes on your teeth, or if your teeth aren't all the same color. It's very common for people to have some teeth be shades darker or lighter than other teeth, and this can be caused by age, your diet, genetic factors, or even your brushing habits. It is possible to treat your teeth so the color evens out, but it's important to know the cause of the discoloration, and to let a professional give you advice on how to deal with it.
6 August 2016
Most dental implants are placed without any problems, but occasionally complications do arise. One such complication is the onset of peri-implantitis. This is an oral infection that, left untreated, can destroy the gums and bone surrounding the dental implant and lead to the implant failing. With a little bit of discipline, however, you can avoid developing this infection. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself. Minimize Mitigating Factors
22 July 2016
After recently undergoing dental implant surgery, you may want to do everything you can to help your implant sites heal quicker, as well as keep your implants strong and healthy. However, you also need to know about things you should not do, such as the following two bad habits below. Chewing On Objects Whether you mindlessly chew on your fingernails or the eraser on your pencil, chewing on any object could cause damage to your implants.
5 July 2016
If you have a baby, you should be taking preventative measures to ensure that they don't developbaby bottle tooth decay. Tooth decay can form as soon as the first tooth emerges, especially if you don't provide special care for them. Tooth decay forms when sweetened liquids pool around the delicate teeth in your little one's mouth. Formula, juices, and sweetened waters can all cause tooth decay. Here are five steps you should take to prevent your little one from developing baby bottle tooth decay.
17 June 2016
If you have a tooth that has a healthy root but it is starting to deteriorate or is damaged above the gum line, a crown is the most feasible option. However, obtaining a crown is no simple process. Your tooth first has to be prepared with drilling and a custom crown will then be made to situate atop the existing tooth. The process can mean several visits to the dentist and a waiting period of two weeks while your permanent crown is being made.
26 May 2016
If you have small chips or cracks in your teeth, your dentist might suggest dental bonding as a means of concealing these imperfections. Specifically, dental bonding refers to a quick and painless procedure that involves using a composite resin to fill and repair cosmetic imperfections in teeth. Still, deciding whether or not to have dental bonding done is made much easier when you have all the facts and can see beyond some of the most common myths out there.
10 May 2016