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
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, dental implants can give you back your confidence. When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime. This makes them a smart alternative to other tooth restoration options, such as crowns and bridges. Dental implants surgically connect a titanium post to your jawbone. Replacement teeth are then positioned on the post. Check out some of the easy ways you can maximize the lifespan of your implants.
16 December 2016
General dentistry helps you to have a healthy mouth. You visit the pro, get your teeth clean and polished and have a full-out evaluation on a regular schedule. While this is certainly a step towards keeping your teeth (and entire mouth) clean, bright and free from disease, at-home care is a major factor too. Brushing at least twice a day for two minutes each time is a no-brainer when it comes to home dental care.
30 November 2016
No matter what you are planning to do over the holidays, whether you are traveling to visit friends or family or staying home to host a gathering yourself, the holidays can be a busy and exciting time. However, with all of this going on, there is a chance that you will avoid dealing with health issues that could arise. Dental problems and issues can occur at any time, including during the holiday season.
10 November 2016
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