Children may not know exactly what is going on with their own oral health. After all, they haven't had those chompers for long. It's up to you as the parent to keep an eye out for issues that may be concerning and get your child to a pediatric dentist for a checkup and exam. Read on for a few dental issues to keep an eye out for in your child.
24 July 2019
If you find that you dread your child's dental visits more than your own or have ever been charged a "behavior management fee" by your child's dentist after a particularly difficult exam, you may be wondering whether sedation dentistry is a less stressful alternative. For many families, sedation dentistry allows exams to be performed even on the most stubborn or non-compliant children, as well as those with developmental disabilities or anxiety disorders that make these exams tough.
28 June 2019
Invisalign has done so much for the world or orthodontics. No longer do you have to wear metal brackets on your teeth for two years or deal with wires poking into your cheeks in order to gain straighter teeth. But while Invisalign is easier and more comfortable than other orthodontic options, there is still some adaptation involved. Here are a few tips to follow during your first few days with Invisalign in order to enjoy a smooth transition.
28 May 2019
It used to be that only those with top-tier insurance covers or significantly deep pockets could get implants. This was a shame since getting implants has proven to be more effective than other tooth replacement options such as bridges and dentures. However, things have improved in recent times. While dental implants are still viewed as the pricey option, they are much more affordable. The price of implants is low enough to be justifiable in the long-term and there are also different options available.
30 April 2019
If you have been recently fitted for dentures, then you likely notice that the dentures feel foreign in the mouth. It does take some getting used to, and you may notice that sores are forming on the soft tissues. If you are feeling some soreness or pain, then there are a few things that you can do to reduce this issue. Make Sure The Dentures Fit Right When you get your first set of dentures, your dental professional will make sure that the bases of the false teeth fit well over the swollen tissues.
26 March 2019
Yellow teeth can really affect your confidence, especially during situations that warrant a smile or two. Fortunately, you don't have to live with yellow teeth forever. There are plenty of care steps you can take to get whiter-looking teeth. Eat a Special Diet In terms of whitening your teeth, you don't have to spend a fortune. Sometimes all you really need to do is eat a special diet, focusing on foods that have whitening effects.
28 February 2019
When all of your teeth are missing, you have to deal with serious functional and cosmetic problems. Without teeth, you cannot chew food, and you may have difficulty getting all the nutrients you need. Your face may even start to look older because you no longer have teeth to prevent the skin around your mouth from sagging. If you have been struggling with these problems, full-mouth dental implants may be the solution.
1 February 2019
When you book a cleaning appointment at your local dental clinic, much of the time that the dental hygienist spends with you will be devoted to removing plaque and tartar from your teeth to encourage good gum health. The dental hygienist will also floss your teeth thoroughly, as well as polish them with an electric polishing tool. This step typically comes toward the end of your appointment, but that doesn't minimize its value to you and to your smile.
4 January 2019
Do you need braces but are afraid of the impact they may make on your professional appearance? Many adults are concerned about getting braces. This is especially true when one thinks about how they can impact speech or about the limitations of traditional braces when it comes to food choices. Fortunately, there are alternatives like Invisalign. Invisalign uses a series of clear trays called aligners. You wear them for the majority of the day, but you can take them out to eat, so there are no food limitations.
2 December 2018
When a tooth cracks, you might be able to see it or feel it if the crack is big, but there are also times when a person does not even realize they have a cracked tooth. Small cracks in teeth are relatively common, but large cracks can lead to problems. If you suspect you have a cracked tooth, you should have a dentist examine it for you. Here are a few things you should know about cracked teeth.
1 November 2018