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Have you heard of Ozone therapy?

August 23, 2019

 

Have you heard of Ozone therapy?

Cavities are a common dental problem that dentist treats regularly. The latest development of dental procedures to treat cavities and periodontal disease is the use of Ozone. No, we are not talking about the Earth’s Ozone, but we are talking about the molecules called Ozone also found in the Earth’s Ozone. Ozone is a gas made up of three oxygen atoms. It offers a safe way to treat cavities, gum disease, reverse decay, minimally invasive treatment, and best of all, pain-free treatment.

How exactly does Ozone work as a therapy?

Ozone gas is a highly oxidative form of oxygen and is a…


Help your family snack smarter by following these simple tips

August 22, 2019

Help your family snack smarter by following these simple tips.

Brushing and flossing are essential routines to keep teeth healthy. Did you know that picking the right snacks can also help keep your family’s teeth healthy? When the family is on the go, eating the right snacks can provide a boost of energy and nutrient to nourish the body and keep teeth healthy. A good number of snacks found in your grocery stores can be pack with high salt or sugar. These snacks are tasty, but they are not as good for your health and teeth. Children who…


What is dental cement and why dentist use it?

August 20, 2019

 

What is dental cement and why dentist use it?

In the diverse practice of dentistry, dental cement is commonly used just as much like a dental drill. Dental cement is the glue that bonds a wide range of dental and orthodontic applications to the tooth surface. Because of this wide range of use, dental cement comes in a variety of forms that are used for temporary or permanent restorations.

Dental cement is chemical compounds that bond two surfaces. For dental applications, dental cement should exhibit these ideal characteristics for a patient’s dental application to have longevity and remain comfortable:

  1. Can resist…

Your Oral Health Impacts Your Overall Health

August 19, 2019

 

Your Oral Health Impacts Your Overall Health

We are often told to brush and floss twice a day or after every meal. The connection between oral health and your overall health is not apparent to most people. Taking care of your mouth have a much broader impact than just a shiny smile. When your teeth don’t hurt, you eat better, you have more self-esteem, and you feel good overall. Taking care of your smile improves the health of your overall health. If you start neglecting the care of your teeth, it can lead to serious health issues.

Our mouth is an incubator for…


What You Should Know About Tooth Fractures

August 16, 2019

What You Should Know About Tooth Fractures

Tooth fractures can happen to people of all ages. However, fractures are more common for patients over the age of 25. When a fracture is present on a tooth, the tooth can become sensitive to temperature changes. The pressure exerted on a tooth when chewing can be painful when a tooth has fractured. The pain may not be consistent and can come and go. The nonpersistent pain makes it challenging for a dentist to locate a fracture. It becomes even more complicated if the fracture is small.

Four General Categories of Tooth Fractures

  1. Craze lines are fine cracks that…

Why Drilling is Necessary

August 15, 2019

Why Drilling is Necessary

Many of us fear to visit the dentist because of the pain and sound of a dentist’s drill. A dental drill is one of many tools that dentists use to do their job. When you visit a dentist for a dental filling, the treatment plan will include numbing the gums first to minimize pain. Then a drill is used to remove the cavity before filling the tooth.

To understand why drilling is necessary, we have to understand how cavities are typically formed. Cavities are caused by tooth decay and neglecting good dental hygiene. Tooth decay does not happen overnight but over…


Cosmetic Approach to Closing Teeth Gaps

August 13, 2019

Cosmetic Approach to Closing Teeth Gaps

Feeling good about your smile can have a significant impact on your confidence and professional relationships. The extra space between the surrounding tooth creates a gap. Often a gap tooth is formed when a person’s teeth are too small or when gum line tissue overgrows between teeth. This condition affects both adult and children. In children, the gap may disappear once their permanent teeth grow. However, in adults, gaps between teeth may need to be corrected. Two approaches can be used to close gaps between teeth, utilizing orthodontic or cosmetic procedures. The recommended treatment for gap teeth may depend on the location…


Oral Cleaning For A Baby’s First Year of Life

August 12, 2019

Oral Cleaning For A Baby's First Year of Life

Being feed a nutritious meal and cared for is necessary for your baby’s development and overall health. Regular oral care will set good habits as your baby grows.

From Infant to Six-months of Age

For infants to six months of age, parents should regularly clean their child’s mouth every night, starting from birth. The purpose of providing oral care at such a young age is to help keep your baby’s mouth clean. Brushing helps your baby learn to brush and become accustomed to brushing. Infants typically begin teething between four and six months of age.

Follow these simple steps…


Nail Biting is Terrible For Toddler’s Teeth

August 9, 2019

Nail Biting is Terrible For Toddler’s Teeth

If your child continually bites or chew on his or her nails, the habit can affect your child’s teeth and health negatively. The constant chewing and biting can chip or wear down the front teeth. Tiny chips can form across the front teeth leading to fractures and enamel loss. As a result, the tooth becomes more sensitive and can lead to early tooth decay. Prolong nail biting can lead to misaligned teeth, recessed gum lines, and eventually, tooth loss. In the most severe cases of nail-biting, a condition known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction…


What To Do With A Chipped or Broken Tooth

August 7, 2019

What To Do With A Chipped or Broken Tooth

Having a visibly chipped or broken tooth can ruin your smile and be embarrassing. There are multiple causes of chipped or broken tooth. Cavities, biting on hard things such as ice cubes or hard candies, trauma to the face or mouth, poor oral care leading to thinning tooth enamel, and teeth grinding can all yield chipped or broken tooth.

It’s important to let your dentist know as soon as you chip or break your tooth. If not taken care of appropriately, your tooth can become further damaged or infected and you may end up losing…