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.
30 May 2018
Do you need one of your teeth extracted? This can happen because it broke due to trauma, or it simply because you need to make some room for other teeth. It is worth knowing what the extraction site should look like to ensure that it is healing properly. Here are two specific things to look out for: A Dark Socket Take a look at the center of the socket where the tooth was extracted.
2 May 2018
Dental implants are a very good way to replace lost teeth. The stimulate the jaw bone to keep it from deteriorating, protect any teeth next to them, and can improve your confidence by giving you a great smile. While they are better for the health of your jaw and facial bones then regular dentures, they are also more involved. Here are a few things about dental implants that should help you decide whether or not they will be best for you.
2 April 2018
As you get older, you may think your teeth aren't as prone to the problems experienced years ago, but in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. In middle age, in fact, regular dental cleanings are more important than ever. Here's why: 1. You Still Get Cavities A staggering 92 percent of American adults aged 65 have cavities, meaning this condition isn't limited to kids. Cavities can become very serious if untreated, leading to the possibility of a life-threatening infection.
6 March 2018
People who have lost multiple teeth may experience several negative consequences. Lost teeth can affect your ability to digest your food properly. Thorough mastication helps ensure that food is broken down sufficiently to continue proper digestion as it travels through the digestive system. In addition, lost teeth can impact a person's self-esteem. Many people with missing teeth are reluctant to smile or laugh in public. They may cover their teeth with their hand or hold their head down as they smile.
6 February 2018
You may have heard of porcelain veneers before as a cosmetic dental procedure, but are not sure what the uses are. Veneers can help correct a variety of problems with your teeth, some of which you may not be aware of. Here are some common reasons to use veneers to correct a smile. Uneven Teeth If you take a good look at your smile in the mirror, you may notice that the tips of your teeth are not properly aligned.