A few years ago, I realized that I was thinking about dental care all wrong. Instead of listening carefully to my dentist and making the necessary changes, I assumed that he was ultimately responsible for making sure that my teeth stayed healthy. Unfortunately, I developed a few serious cavities because I failed to properly brush and floss my teeth, and I knew that it was my fault. I decided to start taking notes at my dental checkups and carefully abiding by the dentist's orders. The difference was almost miraculous. This blog is all about working with your dentist to improve your result.
28 January 2016
As your children enter their teenage years, you undoubtedly have a full plate of worries without also losing sleep over the state of their teeth. But once you're aware of the specific dental challenges teenagers face, you're in a much better position to deal with them effectively. Here are some common issues that threaten teenage teeth -- and what you can do to prevent or correct them. Malocclusion The words "
8 January 2016
60 percent of people aged 18 to 24 believe a brighter smile will boost their self-esteem. As such, discolored, dead teeth can seriously disrupt a perfect, white smile, prompting thousands of people to seek a cosmetic solution to the problem. Find out why dead teeth change color, and learn more about the whitening options available if this happens to you. Why do dead teeth change color? The nerves inside your teeth are critical to the development process, effectively helping your body build the teeth from the inside.
28 December 2015
If your child grimaces every time he hears the worse "dentist," you are not alone. Many kids are uneasy about going to the dentist's office and may even try to convince their parents to let them stay home. The good news is that you can still do some things to help your little one feel more comfortable. Here are seven effective ways to make your child less afraid of the dentist:
22 December 2015
Dental phobia is a common problem in the United States, and experts estimate that up to 15 percent of the American population avoids going to the dentist because of this fear. Dental phobia can occur for many reasons, but the dentist's drill is a common cause of anxiety. Learn how some dentists use lasers during treatment, and find out how this type of dentistry can help people with dental phobia get the treatment they need.
21 December 2015
Although Celiac disease is mainly a disease of the small intestine, if left untreated, it can cause damage to many areas of your body -- including your teeth. Celiac disease happens when your body mistakes gluten for an allergen and takes action accordingly. Common symptoms include bloating, weight loss, and diarrhea. But advanced symptoms of this painful disorder also include the formation of yellow, brown or white spots on the teeth, pitting of the enamel, banding, deformed enamel formation and teeth that appear translucent.