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.
13 December 2018
Have you been told that you'll need to have multiple teeth extracted? Hearing those words coming from a dentist can cause immediate anxiety. The fear of the procedure, knowing that when you leave the dentist's chair that day, that you won't have the teeth that you went in with – it's all scary and is something that so many people will continue to put off for years until they suffer so much pain from the decaying teeth that they have no choice but to have emergency procedures performed.
6 November 2018
If you ever feel like your teeth are overly sensitive, you should talk to your dentist about this issue at your next visit. Living with overly sensitive teeth can be painful and annoying, but there might be some options for you that will help you decrease the sensitivity you feel. If you have this problem, here are three good questions to ask your dentist during your dental exam. What causes teeth to experience major sensitivity?
13 October 2018
Wearing braces for many months or years is often what it takes to obtain straight teeth and a better bite, and eventually, the day will come when you get your adult braces off. If you are preparing to go to your final visit for your braces, you might want to find out what exactly will happen while they are removing your braces. If so, here are several things you should expect at this appointment.
24 September 2018
Until a problem develops in one of your teeth, you may give little consideration to your oral health. Nevertheless, the proper maintenance of your teeth through brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits is important. When your mouth is not cleaned regularly, the number of oral bacteria that it contains can sharply increase. As a result, the acids that are released by the microbes may cause decay and gum disease. When dental decay and periodontal disease become severe, they can cause tooth loss.
26 August 2018
Paranoid in the dental chair? White coat syndrome got you wound up? Clearly, you might need some dental sedation if you cannot be calm for even simple procedures. Here are four good ways to calm down or sleep while the dentist works. Do Not Sleep the Night Before Nothing makes you quite so tired as no sleep. When you walk into the dentist's office on no sleep and combine that with any other sedation option, you will be very calm, if not fast asleep entirely, in a very short time.