Working With My Dentist
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Working With My Dentist

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.

Working With My Dentist

  • Why Are You Being Referred To A Dental Specialist?

    11 December 2015

    If you've been going to the same dentist for several years now, you might be surprised if he or she refers you to see a dental specialist. After all, your dentist has been doing your cleanings, filling your cavities and placing your crowns for years now -- so what has changed? It's important to understand that being referred to a dental specialist does not mean that your dentist is lacking any skills or not wanting to provide you with personal care.

  • What Can Be Done If A Dental Crown Falls Out?

    10 December 2015

    Dental crowns are extremely durable; however, they can fall out for a number of reasons. If one of your dental crowns fell out, you might be able to save some money by having your dentist put it back in place. Unfortunately, this is not always an option though. Here are several things you should know about crowns that fall out of place. You Must Keep The Crown Clean And Safe

  • 4 Things Parents Need To Know About Thrombocytopenia

    10 December 2015

    Children undergoing chemotherapy may experience many complications. Some of these complications, like hair loss, are common knowledge, while others may surprise both children and their parents. One lesser-known complication of chemotherapy is thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia can have serious effects on your child's oral health. Here are five things parents need to know about this complication. What is thrombocytopenia? Thrombocytopenia is a condition that occurs when your child's platelet level drops below normal levels.

  • Orthodontics And Adults Over 40: How Do You Strengthen Your Jaws For Braces?

    10 December 2015

    If you're over 40 years of age and want to correct your teeth with braces, you may wonder if your jawbones are strong enough to support them. Your concerns about your jawbones are valid. When you turn 30 years of age, your body stops making new bone tissue and begins to absorb it instead. Because orthodontic braces require strong bone tissue to work properly, it's important that you take steps to improve the health of your jawbones now.

  • Expiring Dental Insurance? Which Treatments Should You Seek While Still Covered?

    10 December 2015

    If you've always had an employer-sponsored dental insurance plan, you might be shocked after researching the cost and coverage of the policies you'll be able to obtain on the private market. If your employer stops providing dental insurance (or if you lose your job), you may be tempted to make as many appointments and receive as many preventive or long-awaited treatments as you can while your policy is still effective -- but is this always a good idea?