Archive for September, 2019
Dental tricks and tips this coming Halloween
Halloween is just around the corner, and the little ghouls and ghosts will be ready to munch down on sweet treats. As parents, we are all naturally concern about how much sweets are children eat during the Halloween holiday. Not only just kids, but it is a tempting holiday for adults to indulge in chocolates and sweet tarts. Brushing and flossing this Halloween can keep your child’s smile healthy.
Here are a few dental tricks and tips to keep your child and your teeth happy this Halloween.
- Stay away from sticky and hard treats, but…
Simple teeth and gum health care tips.
The foundation of your mouth is your teeth and gums. Keeping them healthy is good oral hygiene practice to prevent expensive and painful dental problems that may require a root canal, periodontal therapy, or tooth filling.
To be sure that you practice good oral hygiene, follow these 11 simple tips to prevent gum disease, bad breath, and tooth decay.
- According to the American Dental Association, it is essential to brush your teeth at least twice a day and after every meal.
- When brushing your teeth, you should also take time to floss to remove any food…
The link between genetics and your oral health
If you are lucky and have never had a cavity or gum issues, you may be few of the lucky ones with good genes. For the majority of people, cavities and gum diseases may occur more frequently than average even when we brush and floss daily. If you have ever wonder why is it that some people have fewer problems with oral health than others given that they both practice good dental hygiene. A person’s gene or genetics may enhance a person’s teeth resist tooth decay or gum diseases.
Examples of Inherited Traits
The genes you inherit from…
What are my options for replacing missing tooth?
If you have lost a tooth that is visible when you smile, you might not feel confident to smile. You might also think that if you lost a tooth that no one sees, it might not bother you much. However, this might still affect the way you look and how confident you feel. You might imagine that having a tooth replace maybe a complicating procedure. It’s not as complicated as you might imagine. Fortunately, missing teeth can be replaced.
Consequences of not replacing a missing tooth.
If a missing tooth is not replaced, over time, the tooth will…
What you should know about tooth polishing
The surface appearance of a person’s teeth and gums are an important confident booster. Over time the surface of a tooth can become dull. The daily routine of eating, drinking, and habits can cause the tooth enamel to turn yellowish or become stained. At some point, patients may consider having their teeth professionally polished for cosmetic reasons. Having your teeth polish has its benefits and drawbacks. Before considering whether polishing is appropriate, you should consult with your dentist first.
What is dental polishing and recommendation for polishing?
Tooth polishing smooths the surfaces to restore the glossy and…
A dental crown requires more planning than one may think
A dental crown is a cap shaped like your natural tooth used to restore, strengthen, and improve the aesthetics of a damaged or decayed tooth. Dental crowns, when cemented, will hold its place and look close to your natural. To achieve this result, your dentist takes time to plan the dental crown procedure. The amount of planning will ensure that crowns fit appropriately between teeth, look and match the color of your natural teeth, fit comfortably, and free of problems in the future.
Dental crown procedures consist of four phases:
How long will a dental crown last?
Dental crowns are caps shaped like your natural tooth a dentist place on a decayed or damaged tooth to protect them. Crowns are also used in cosmetic dentistry to enhance or hide discolored and misshapen tooth. Placing crowns on teeth are standard procedures in many dental clinics. Dental crown materials have come a long way and have improved significantly in the technology and material used to make crowns. Often patients may have questions about the durability and longevities of crowns. This is a legitimate concern because having a crown placed on a tooth is an expensive procedure.
So many toothbrush options, should I care about the toothbrush I choose?
Choosing the right toothbrush is as essential as the toothpaste you use. Using the right toothbrush cannot be overstated when it comes to good dental hygiene. Using the wrong toothbrush is like using the wrong size tool for a job. For this reason, selecting the right toothbrush can keep your teeth clean for a long time. It might seem counterintuitive that it can cause harm to the teeth and gums. So, what makes a toothbrush ideal? Ideal, in this case, is a relative term. For example,…
What are the periodontal disease treatment options?
Gum disease is a progressive disease starting with gingivitis. When gingivitis is left untreated, gingivitis will progress to periodontal disease. Bacterial plaque builds beneath the gum line produces toxins irritating the gum and destroys the bone and supporting tissue. This eventually leads to premature tooth loss. When a dentist informs a patient they have periodontal disease, a patient will often ask if periodontal disease is curable?
How is periodontal disease treated?
Periodontal disease can be treated using non-surgical and surgical procedures. The first step to treating periodontal disease is non-surgical procedures. These treatments…
Are dental x-rays safe during pregnancy?
Pregnancy can be an exciting time for expecting mothers. During this time, a mother’s body is undergoing physical and biological changes. This does not mean that a mother should avoid dental care. It is vitally important to seek prenatal care and maintain good oral hygiene. The biological changes do not only affect a women’s body, but hormones can affect the gums and teeth. The increased hormones can cause gums to bleed, increase tooth sensitivity, and irritation. For these reasons, it is recommended that a mother should continue to seek dental care during pregnancy. A question often…