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
Do you have teeth that are less than perfect? Are you someone who actively tries to avoid smiling as much as possible to prevent people from being able to see your teeth? Whether because of an accident, genetics, or some other factor, it's not uncommon to have teeth that are crooked, missing, or simply discolored. Fortunately, this is also something that you don't have to put up with. There are many dentists who offer cosmetic dentistry services and who can restore your smile to one that you've always wanted.
24 April 2018
Veneers can be used to transform the appearance of your teeth. But they are not designed to last forever. Your veneers will need to be replaced at some point in time. Their exact lifespan depends on many different factors, including the material they are made from, the type of cement that was used to bond them to your teeth, how well they fit your teeth, how well cared for they are, and the types of food and drinks you consume.
24 March 2018