Is Your Child Worried About Their Braces Being Noticeable?

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While braces can do an amazing job at fixing the most challenging teeth, the appearance while wearing them is incredibly noticeable. The look of braces may be enough of a problem that your child is fighting you on having them put on. Be aware of the following ways that braces can be less noticeable. Use Plastic Aligning Trays The method that is the least noticeable is using plastic aligning trays. The orthodontist will create a series of trays made out of clear plastic that need to be swapped out every two weeks.

19 March 2019

Have A Problem With Tartar? Know What You Can Do About It

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Many people suffer from a problem with tartar on their teeth. This substance builds up very fast, and eventually causes the teeth to become discolored by turning yellow. You can prevent this from happening by fighting tartar in several ways. Brush Your Teeth Properly You may be brushing your teeth, but are you doing it correctly? This means brushing twice every day for two minutes, covering each part of your mouth equally.

19 February 2019

Concerned About Your Nighttime Dry Mouth Affecting Your Dental Health? Here Are Some Things To Try

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When you visit your family dentist for a general checkup and cleaning, he or she may make a comment about the dryness of your mouth. While most peoples' mouths are damp environments, some people routinely suffer from dry mouths. This issue can occur for several reasons, including dehydration and the use of certain medications, and it may also be an issue if you're an open-mouth sleeper. As far as your dental health goes, a dry mouth can be detrimental because it can potentially elevate your risk of cavities and gum disease.

22 January 2019

Time For Holiday Fun? How To Protect Your Dental Crowns During The Festivities

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Now that the holiday festivities have begun, it's time to start thinking about dental safety, especially if you have crowns. Your dental crowns are susceptible to damage during the winter holidays. In addition to scheduling a trip to the dentist during the holidays, you should also follow the tips provided here. These tips will help protect your crowns and keep your teeth safe. Use a Mouth Guard for Outdoor Activities

11 December 2018

Oral Wellness Tips To Keep Your Teeth And Gums In Their Best Shape

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Good oral health practices are an important part of managing your entire body's health and wellness. When you experience oral decay or inflamed gums, it can not only cause you discomfort, but it can lead to receding gums, tooth loss, and eventually allow infection to enter your bloodstream and move to other areas of your body, such as the lining around your heart. Here are some recommendations for you to keep your oral health in its best condition to prevent oral decay, soft tissue inflammation, and damage to your gums.

12 November 2018

Four Ways to Encourage Good Dental Hygiene in Your Child

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When kids are young, they are learning and building lifelong habits that will follow them into adulthood. Set your child up for a lifetime of good dental hygiene by using these four tips: 1. Limit junk food. Candies, cakes, and cookies are enjoyable treats, but it's important to eat them in moderation. Sugar is bad for your teeth since it can lead to tartar buildup that calcifies into cavity-causing plaque. Limit your child's consumption of junk food, and encourage him to rinse his mouth after consuming snacks.

17 October 2018

Dentures Or Implants? 4 Reasons Dental Implants Are The Better Choice

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Dentistry has come a long way in the last 50 years, especially when it comes to the treatment for premature tooth loss. Back in the day, when a patient lost their permanent teeth, dentures were the only options available for replacement. Unfortunately, those old dentures were uncomfortable and rarely fit properly. Over the years, advances in dentistry have provided new ways to replace lost teeth. One of those dental advances came in the form of dental implants.

25 September 2018

Tips For Taking Care Of Yourself After Breaking A Tooth

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After falling down and striking your mouth on a piece of furniture, you may have discovered that you have broken one of your teeth. If so, use the following tips to take care of yourself until you can have your tooth looked at by a dentist at your local dental clinic. Control Any Bleeding First Depending on how hard to hit your mouth and the area of the tooth where the break occurred, you may or may not have bleeding.

28 August 2018

Why Should You Be Concerned About Your Teen's Underbite?

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Has a dentist informed you that your teenager has an underbite? Perhaps it is obvious to you that the condition exists. An underbite is usually noticeable. Many parents do not fully understand why they should correct the issue. The following points will help you to understand the potential effects of your child having an underbite.  Self-Esteem Some children with underbites may find the condition embarrassing. This can cause them to be shy around their peers.

4 August 2018

How To Reduce Gingivitis In Four Easy Steps

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Gingivitis is the entry stage to gum disease and can be reversed at home if you know what to do. Cutting off gingivitis before it becomes severe is something that can help to protect your overall oral health. If you know that you have gingivitis and need to know what to do to control it, give these tips a try. Flossing Flossing may not be something many people want to do, but it's not a step that can or should be skipped.

3 July 2018