Most people want a pearly white smile so they can smile confidently through life. However, the teeth-whitening process can be fraught with confusion when you are new to pursuing a sparkling smile. Talk to your dentist before you choose any teeth-whitening system, and make sure you know all the pros and cons of each teeth-whitening process. Be sure to avoid these four mistakes when whitening your teeth. Mistake #1: Relying on Quick, Easy Fixes in the Whitening Process
15 February 2017
If you have been lucky enough to be blessed with white teeth, then you want to make sure you do everything that you possibly can to keep those nice-looking teeth. If you aren't careful, you can look in the mirror one day and wonder what went wrong. The darker, more stained, and more discolored you allow your teeth to become, the harder, longer, and more costly it can be for you to get your teeth back to the beautiful white coloring that they once had naturally.
15 February 2017
Gum disease is one of the more frequently encounter dental problems that patients will need to address. Unfortunately, gum disease is a condition that is often misunderstood by patients, and this might lead them to fail to seek treatment for this problem. In particular, there are a few symptoms that may indicate you have this problem and should seek medical care promptly. Chronic Bad Breath Bad breath is an embarrassing problem to have, and it may also be unpleasant for you due to causing a foul taste in your mouth.
15 February 2017
Depending on how impacted your child's wisdom teeth are, the actual wisdom tooth removal surgery can be incredibly smooth and somewhat pain-free. However, taking care of the extraction site can be a task in itself. One of the main signs of healing after wisdom tooth removal is a blood clot. If a blood clot does not form, then your child will be battling dry socket. In addition, they will need to see their dentist in order to have the extraction site cleaned and patched up.
19 January 2017
If you have fillings, there is always the chance that something might happen to them and they fall out. It is a very small chance, but it still could happen. It could happen because more decay has gotten into the cavity and loosened the filling's grip on it, because you ate something that was very sticky and it pulled the filling out, or because you suffered some trauma to the mouth that damaged the tooth enough that the filling fell out.
14 December 2016
You've found the perfect dentist in your area. After searching through online review after review, you narrowed your list down and made your choice. You called, made an appointment, and are ready to take your family to their first healthy mouth visit. But, wait. Your young child won't go. Nope. She's refusing to see the dentist, and you don't know what to do. It's okay. You can get through this and help your child to feel more comfortable with visiting the dentist.
7 November 2016
The loss of a natural tooth due to decay or trauma can impact the comfort of your chewing and your self-esteem. But the loss of the tooth can also impact your jawbone health. A natural tooth's roots offer important stimulation that keeps the bone's cells and nerves flowing and reproducing. If the stimulation leaves with the tooth, the jawbone can quickly start to deteriorate. Deteriorating jawbone can threaten the health of nearby teeth and make it harder for your dentist to install certain dental replacements like dental implants or dentures.
7 November 2016
People generally do not think about their teeth much. In fact, when your family dentist asks you if you have any questions for him/her or about your visit in general, you probably have nothing to say. Here are some examples of questions dentists rarely hear but you should be asking anyway. How Long Should Adult Teeth Last? Everybody knows (or at least has a good idea) how long baby teeth last, but do you know how long adult teeth last?
19 October 2016
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