If you've noticed that a small piece of food has become wedged under your gumline, this isn't an issue that you want to ignore. Leaving the food can not only be uncomfortable, but as it begins to break down, it can create bacteria and lead to bad breath and other oral health issues. Removing food from below your gumline isn't always an easy job, but a patient approach and the right tools can often yield success.
4 February 2019
After dealing with some tooth pain, you may have made a trip to the dentist's office only to find out that you have a cavity. Your dentist has likely told you that you will need to get a filling to save the tooth. If this is the first time you have ever had a cavity, you might not know why you need a filling, but it is something that can protect your damaged tooth for years to come.
6 January 2019
Elastic bands are a critical part of some people's braces treatment. While those tiny rubber bands may not look like they can do much, the truth is that they are designed to apply just the perfect amount of pressure to help move your child's bite into proper alignment. However, those bands must be worn for the majority of the day and night for them to work, which means that you need to use these tips to help your child remember to keep them in their mouth.
5 December 2018
When people think of crowns, the type that covers the tooth completely (called full crowns) typically come to mind. However, there's another type of crown called onlays that offer quite a few benefits to patients as well. Here are three to consider when choosing which type of treatment may work best to solve your dental problems. Minimal Tooth Contouring One of the main benefits of an onlay is that it doesn't require the dentist to remove any of the enamel to install the appliance.
2 November 2018
Feeling self-conscious about your teeth's natural color looking a bit yellow? If so, you may be looking into ways to turn those teeth back to their natural color. Here are three ways that you can have whiter teeth that are worth trying. 1. Oil Pulling One whitening method you may not be aware of is oil pulling, also known as oil rinsing. It works by pulling pigments out of your teeth that are oil-based.
8 October 2018
Many children enjoy playing sports at school, and it can be quite healthy for kids to do so. Unfortunately, it can also potentially pose some risks to their teeth if they're playing a sport with a lot of physical contact, like soccer, football, hockey, or even wrestling. If your child is engaging in a rigorous sport, you should know that their teeth could be at risk. But you can take steps to mitigate the risk.
12 September 2018
When you go on vacation, certain daily activities such as maintaining your oral hygiene might become disrupted. You may find yourself far away from the dentist you are familiar with, and you may find yourself engaged in activities that could lead to your teeth becoming damaged. But with the right preparations, you can enjoy your vacation and also keep your teeth healthy. Pack the Essentials Make sure to pack the essentials.
22 August 2018
Kids can't always tell you when they have dental pain. Here are signs your kid needs to see the dentist. Chewing food strangely Is your child chewing food to one side when they eat? Are they not chewing their food at all, but swallowing whole bits of food? Is your child chewing very slowly, especially compared to their normal pattern of rapid eating? If so, your child may be experiencing tooth pain and may be chewing around the pain to compensate for the discomfort.
24 July 2018
Your smile is important for many reasons. Not only will a healthy smile help you eat and speak properly, but it can also benefit your emotional health. While surprising to hear, a healthy, appealing smile will improve your appearance, increase your self-esteem, and make you happier and more successful. Unfortunately, certain issues can affect the look and underlying health of your teeth. That is where cosmetic dentistry comes into play. With this guide, you will learn the differences between inlays and onlays to help you determine which option is right for restoring your smile back to a healthy, appealing state.
25 June 2018
While not brushing and flossing on a regular basis is the primary reason most people develop gum disease, there are other, less common reasons for gingivitis. If you brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis and still develop gum disease, see your dentist. You may have a condition known to heighten your risk for gingivitis. Here are three factors that can raise your risk for gum disease and what you can do about them.
25 May 2018