The holidays bring many things with them, including popcorn balls and candy canes, hot cocoa and egg nog, and festive spirits and gift giving. Unfortunately, the season can also bring dental dangers. Luckily, with a few preparations and cautions, you can keep these dangers at bay and ensure that your Christmas season is a joyful one with no emergency trip to the dentist. 1. Avoid Sticky and Chewy Foods. During the holidays, you are going to have countless goodies at your disposal.
13 December 2016
While primary teeth do fall out eventually to make room for a child's permanent teeth, it is still very important to care for primary teeth properly. Tooth decay in infants and young children is a common problem, and there are several things that parents can do to prevent this from happening. If you are a parent, use the following tips to keep your child's primary teeth healthy and prevent tooth decay.
28 November 2016
Has it been a long time since you last visited the dentist? Does the very thought of entering a dentist's office make you nervous? If you can't stand the thought of going to the dentist, you're not alone. Of course, you probably already know that visiting a dentist is vital to keeping your mouth healthy and avoiding problems in the future. If you want some ways to be able to visit your dentist with as little anxiety as possible, here are some suggestions:
4 November 2016
Do you have jaw pain that seems to migrate from one location to another? For instance, maybe the right side of your upper jaw hurts on one day, and then the next day, the left side of your upper jaw hurts. It's actually quite common for jaw pain to migrate like this, and often, the cause is not anything too serious or worrisome. Here's a look at some common causes.
18 October 2016
Dental implants have been a game-changer in the dental world—patients who lost their natural teeth can now opt for implants over ordinary dentures. Implants, which are designed to replace natural teeth all the way down to the roots, help keep the jawbone from shrinking and are generally considered more predictable than resin-bonded bridges and other endodontic treatments. However, there are some questions about the choice of materials used for implants. Most implants use titanium alloys in their screws, which is pure titanium mixed with other materials to keep the titanium from being too soft to be practical.
29 September 2016
When it comes to sending your children back to school for another year, your mind is likely occupied with buying them clothes, getting the necessary school supplies and making sure that they know what time to catch the bus. It's also important to think about their health and, in particular, their oral health. Your children will be out of your supervision for several hours a day, which means that it's important for you to stress the need to make smart decisions about their teeth that will pay off when they visit the dentist for their next checkups.
12 September 2016
After your dental veneers are installed, you will need to learn the proper techniques to care for them and prevent damage from occurring. This includes avoiding certain foods that can cause staining or damage the surface of the veneers. These tips will help your veneers stay in great shape for the foreseeable future. Preventing Damage to the Adhesive There will be a few products available that can potentially cause damage to the adhesive used for the veneers.
24 August 2016
Seasonal allergies are not just a nuisance that cause watery eyes and runny noses. They can potentially have an effect on your dental health. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, here is what you need to know about their effect on your teeth and gums. How Do Allergies Affect Your Dental Health? Seasonal allergies cause inflammation in several areas of your body, including your sinuses and throat. The inflammation pushes mucus into those areas and can lead to a host of dental problems, including pain.
3 August 2016
When your tooth needs a root canal, you may notice because of the horrible discoloration that occurs. This results both from the destruction of your tooth and from any treatments that you use on the tooth afterward. Therefore, it is difficult to achieve the bright smile that you might want. But, the darkened tooth can be whitened, fortunately. Your Tooth Will Need A Different Treatment The tooth that is darkened by the root pulp infection and the root canal therapy can be treated through an internal or non-vital bleaching.
18 July 2016
If you are scheduled to have a tooth pulled, you should think about whether to save your tooth after the procedure. You may assume that your tooth will be pitched into the trash after you go home, but that may not be the case. In fact, a number of things can be done with these fallen enamel-coated soldiers. Disposal Interesting, OSHA classifies teeth as "potentially infectious materials." In the dentist office, the personnel must treat your tooth with care and dispose of it in medical waste containers.
29 June 2016