16 August 2016
Asthma and cavities are two common problems in children. Does this mean that there is a connection between the two? If so, then as a parent, what can you do to watch out for your child's oral health? Here's a look at the science behind the two to help you understand the potential connection. Millions of Children Suffer from Asthma Six million children suffer from asthma in the United States alone.
27 July 2016
Although a workplace accident may be rare, there are instances in which an injury may occur in a work environment. Sometimes, an injury is limited to your teeth. For instance, an inadvertent blow to the mouth from a fall at work could result in a dislodged tooth. Here are some measures you should take to treat a dislodged tooth when the accident occurs at work: Locate your tooth. After an accident, you may be a bit disoriented, but it is necessary to locate your dislodged tooth if you wish to salvage it.
5 July 2016
A decayed tooth can quickly contaminate nearby teeth if it is not treated. In order to treat your decayed tooth, your dentist will remove the decay and cover up the tooth using a filling, crown or inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are considered to be just as efficient as crowns and fillings. They are composed of a number of materials, including gold. Gold inlays and onlays can remain healthy for a long time when treated with care.
23 June 2016
Straightening your teeth does not have to be embarrassing. For many orthodontic patients, metal braces draw unwanted attention to the mouth. After all, the metal contrasts sharply with the natural white color of the teeth. Nevertheless, some teeth-straightening appliances can be quite discreet. Here a few orthodontic options that are less noticeable than conventional metal braces: Plastic Clear Aligners Plastic clear aligners are ridged plastic appliances that help shift the teeth into a straighter alignment.
23 June 2016
Dentures are used to replace teeth that are missing due to a variety of reasons, such as tooth decay, gum disease or dental trauma. After a new set of dentures is installed, you may feel freer to smile and laugh without trying to cover your mouth. Still, the appliance requires proper care to ensure that the dentures do not become disfigured or discolored. Here are a few maintenance tips to keep your dentures in like-new condition:
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.