Night guards are often recommended for children if they suffer from tooth grinding. A night guard helps to relax your child's jaw muscles and keeps their teeth from coming in contact with each other while the child sleeps. The night guard will move your child's jaw into a more relaxing and comfortable position with consistent use. Since a night guard needs to be worn during the night, it is susceptible to developing bacteria buildup if it is not cleaned properly.
30 September 2016
Composite fillings are frequently used to help treat decayed teeth because they are fairly durable and easily match the color of your normal teeth. This allows you to hold onto your smile without worrying about dental restorations sticking out like a sore thumb. However, a composite filling does not mean that your tooth will not develop any further tooth decay. Tooth decay can form around the filling if you do not take care of your teeth properly.
13 September 2016
If you are experiencing more bad breath than normal, you want to make sure you don't have any issues going on with your health that can be causing it. There are some conditions that cause breath to become bad that should be treated by a dentist. In order to determine what's causing your recent bout of bad breath, you want to ask yourself the following questions: Have you been eating foods that cause bad breath?
12 September 2016
Looking for a dental hygienist position through a specialty staffing agency isn't the only way to find a job, but it's certainly one of the more versatile. Many placement agencies offer both temporary and permanent jobs, and choosing which one to take when you first start with the agency can take some thought. Both types of jobs do have their good sides, but you want to be sure the type of job you take fits with both your short- and long-term goals.
24 August 2016
If your first time staying alone for the weekend has ended with you knocking your tooth out, you're probably wondering what to do next. First of all, don't panic. You may have knocked your tooth out, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you've permanently lost a tooth. If you work fast and take the right steps, your dentist might be able to save the tooth. Here's what you need to do.
19 July 2016
Dental implants are a great option for replacement teeth because they function just as your regular teeth would. Dental implants fuse to the jawbone, so they are more secure than other replacement options. On top of this, they appear the closest to natural teeth as possible, they keep the surrounding teeth strong, and they prevent bone loss that would otherwise make your face start to sink in. However, in order for implants to work perfectly for you, you must be a good candidate.
5 July 2016
If you are looking for additional dental tools for your at-home oral health regimen, there are multiple devices available beyond a toothbrush and dental floss that can help keep your mouth free of plaque. Plaque, which is the sticky substance that is formed when oral bacteria combine with leftover particles of food, can quickly incite tooth decay. The bacteria in the plaque feed on the carbohydrates in the mouth and release acid that weakens tooth enamel and promotes tooth decay.
1 July 2016
When you're diagnosed with cancer and have to undergo chemotherapy, you probably already expect the nausea and fatigue and similar physical side effects. What you might not understand is how chemotherapy can affect your dental health. Before you start treatment, make a point to reach out to your dentist. He or she will do a full exam and help you understand what types of things you should watch for. Here are a few common dental issues you might experience during chemotherapy and some tips to help you manage them.
13 June 2016
If you are particularly prone to cavities or are worried about the health of your child's new permanent teeth, you may be intrigued by the concept of dental sealant. This clear coat of non-toxic plastic is lightly brushed over the back molars to protect nooks and crannies that might not be reached by a toothbrush, particularly for young patients who may not have perfected their brushing technique yet. The procedure itself is fast, simple and non-invasive, and it can typically be performed by a dental hygienist as part of a regular examination.
23 May 2016
If you have discoloration of your teeth, whether from age, smoking cigarettes, or drinking dark liquids, you might be thinking about getting teeth whitening. However, whitening has a variety of drawbacks, including not being as effective as you might hope. Your other option is to get dental veneers, which are made with pieces of porcelain that fit over the top surface of your teeth. Here are some reasons to choose veneers for staining and discoloration as opposed to teeth whitening.
6 May 2016