2 June 2016
If you play a contact sport, then you should learn about protecting your teeth, dental first aid, and treatment options for broken teeth. This article is full of the information you need to be prepared for many of the common dental problems that can happen when you are involved in contact sports. Clenching your teeth Many people tend to grit their teeth when they are concentrating and this puts a lot of extra pressure on your teeth.
16 May 2016
Dental habits and care often differ between men and women. Part of the reason is because statistics have shown that only 49% of men brush their twice a day compared to 56% of women. Also, only 74% of men have a dentist compared to 89% of women. The other difference between men and women is that men are more likely to compete in sports that can cause serious injuries to the mouth.
27 April 2016
The pink palate of the dentures mimics the look of your gum tissue, but it also serves as the foundation for the entire denture plate. Most denture manufacturers err on the thick side when shaping the palate because overly thin pieces are more likely to crack and fracture under normal chewing forces. If you're experiencing any of these four problems a few months after first getting a new set of dentures, visit your dentist and ask about having the palate trimmed down to thin it a little.
15 April 2016
If you have recently had root canal surgery, you may be experiencing some discomfort, such as pain and swelling, and may be wondering if there is anything you can do at home to help relieve your symptoms. If so, use the following home remedy to reduce the pain and inflammation, as well as help prevent infection. Supplies And Ingredients Before you begin, assemble the following supplies and ingredients. You can find the ingredients for the treatment in the natural health section in department stores, supermarkets, and pharmacies.
16 March 2016
When you are experiencing tooth pain without any obvious signs that something is wrong, the problem could be a hairline fracture in one of your teeth. These small fractures are not easy to notice at first glance, and they may even look normal when you look in a mirror. Be sure to understand the signs of and treatment for this dental complication. The Signs of Hairline Fractures When a tooth has a large fracture in it, the signs are quite obvious since you'll be able to see the crack that runs through the affected tooth.
23 February 2016
If you have problems with your teeth, then some of them may need crowns put on them. If any need to be removed, then a dental bridge may be a good option. A dental bridge can provide you with both replacement teeth and crowns for your damaged teeth at the same time. If you are unfamiliar with crowns and bridges, then this article will educate you on how they are made and the process for having them put in.
4 February 2016
Having misaligned teeth is not unusual. Still, there are many orthodontic options that can be use to correct dental misalignment. Nevertheless, some adults may not embrace traditional orthodontic treatments that display metal whenever the patient smiles, speaks or laughs. If you would like to have your dental misalignment straightened in a discreet manner, there are orthodontic alternatives available. Here are a few of them: Lingual Braces Lingual braces are fabricated from metal.
14 January 2016
A dental scaler is a metal instrument that is used to clean the parts of your teeth hidden underneath your gum line. It is used by your dentist, or you can purchase one on your own to clean tartar buildup between your semi-annual cleanings. Before you use your dental scaler on your own, be aware of these 3 tips that will help you use the tool effectively. Clean Both The Front and Back Side Of The Teeth
23 December 2015
It's tempting to try whitening your own teeth when you see the dozens of home whitening kits available at the drug store. These one-size-fits-all solutions will likely be disappointing and could be painful. Your local dental clinic anticipates your needs and tailors the whitening session for your comfort. Here are the major differences between what you'll get at your dentist's office and a home whitening kit. The Dentist's Approach The dentist first cleans your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar that prevents the whitening agent from contacting the tooth enamel.
7 December 2015
Dental pulp in the center of a tooth's root canal contains nerves, tissue and blood cells that travel between the tooth and the gums. Pulp can become infected or damaged due to trauma or periodontal disease. The pulp can then put the tooth at greater risk of cavities, cracking, and suffering necrosis or tooth death. If you have a toothache, your dentist might want to perform one or more vital pulp tests.