30 October 2019
Although most people already visit a general dentist, the American Dental Association recognizes ten specialties. Dentists that have trained in these specialties have spent extra time in school compared to general dentists. Some specialties, like dental public health, focus on the community rather than a single patient; but, there are many specialists that can treat individual problems. If you don't have a general dentist yet, but you have a specific problem that needs to be addressed, you may want to seek out a specialist in your area.
4 October 2019
Taking care of your teeth at home requires diligence, and if you've been thorough, you might feel like you don't need to visit a dentist much, if at all. Unfortunately, you're mistaken. It's important to keep seeing a dentist for cleanings, no matter how well you care for your teeth. Here's why you can't expect to get the same level of cleanliness at home as you can at the dentist's office.
2 September 2019
Having missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and anxious, but it can also do a number on your bones. If you're worried about the strength and health of your bones, then you should know that having missing teeth could cause some of your bones to weaken. Here's what you need to know about this process and how you can subvert it. How Bones Work Your bones aren't static. That is to say, they're alive, and constantly replacing old bone cells with new, healthy ones.
5 August 2019
If you currently have a toddler and are not sure how to care for this child's teeth, you may not be providing the child with the proper tools and supplies. Caring for a toddler's teeth in the proper ways is important, though, as this will help prevent cavities and teach your child good oral care habits that he or she may put into practice later on in life. Here are three important tools and supplies that you should be using for your toddler's teeth to keep them clean and healthy.
3 July 2019
The primary teeth (baby teeth) are important because they help kids eat and speak; they also guide and help the permanent teeth to come up properly. Therefore, premature loss of baby teeth is not good for your kid. Here are some of the reasons your baby might lose their teeth prematurely. Dental Trauma Kids are very active. They are always running around, climbing things, and playing—all things that can end in physical accidents.
4 June 2019
When it comes to orthodontic treatment, there are a variety of options available. If you do not want traditional metal braces, there are other less obvious options available. One of these options is Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to gradually place your teeth in a more favorable position. This treatment is far less obvious than metal braces and allows you to continue to eat the foods you enjoy since the aligners are removable.
9 May 2019
A root canal is a more invasive way to treat a common cavity. You may need a root canal for many reasons and may want to consider your options before getting one in the first place. However, in most cases, if your dentist recommends this type of treatment, it's worth it to get the work done. Do you need a root canal? And if so, is the treatment worth it to you?
10 April 2019
If you have a child who has crooked teeth and needs braces, then an orthodontist may suggest the removal of two or more teeth. This kind of extraction is sometimes necessary to create room in the mouth to move the important teeth around. As a parent though, you may have some questions about the extraction. Keep reading to learn about some answers to some common extraction questions. Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?
8 March 2019
If you have a chipped tooth there are many ways a restorative dentist can help you with this. What they do does depend on how large the chip is, however. To help you get your smile looking great again below is one treatment the dentist may use to repair your tooth. Dental Inlays and Onlays Inlays is much like a traditional filling. The material fits inside the top edges or the tips of the tooth.
9 February 2019
Dental extractions are typically a last resort in terms of dental treatment. Whenever possible, your dentist wants to preserve as much of your natural tooth, since teeth can't repair themselves or regrow like your bones do. However, sometimes an extraction is the best course of action. Here are three reasons you may need to have a tooth extracted: 1. Your wisdom teeth are growing in. Most people are born with four wisdom teeth that begin to grow in adolescence.