When you have diabetes, you need to be exceptionally careful with your health. Along with making sure you try to control your glucose levels, you also need to make sure you are careful with things like hangnails, bug bites, and other things that are small concerns for others but that can spell out big trouble for a diabetic. Another area where you will need to be more careful than the non-diabetic person is with regards to your dental care.
24 June 2017
While dentures are still one of the most common solutions for replacing missing teeth, they should not be the only option you consider. Dental implants have several advantages over other tooth replacement methods that every dental patient should be aware of. Here are three reasons you may want to choose dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Indistinguishable from Real Teeth Modern dentures can come quite close to emulating real teeth.
22 February 2017
If you have veneers on your front teeth and you don't like the way they look, it's time to have them changed out. You don't have to replace them with other veneers if you don't like the way the veneers look, or if you have damage to the teeth under the veneers. Dental implants should be considered as a replacement option for your veneers. Here are some of the things you'll enjoy when you choose to have implants in place of your veneers, and when you replace the existing teeth.
18 January 2017
Both adults and teens want to get porcelain veneers because of the way they brighten your smile. While composite veneers are known for being durable, porcelain veneers give you an even whiter smile. In order to keep the porcelain veneers in good shape, it is important to practice good dental care habits. This is especially important when you are getting them as a teenager. Bad oral care habits can result in a bacterial infection.
13 January 2017
If you snore, it could be a sign that you have obstructive sleep apnea. If you do have this condition, you are not only making loud noises that disrupt others while you sleep, but you also quit breathing throughout the night for very short periods of time. Signs of the condition include fatigue, morning headaches, and memory loss. If left untreated, you may end up with high blood pressure, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, or acid reflux.
12 January 2017
Brushing and flossing your teeth are both important steps you should take daily; however, some people have problems using floss. If you are not good at using floss or if it hurts your gums when you use it, you may want to try using an oral irrigator. An oral irrigator is a device that uses pressurized water to clean teeth and gums, and it can be a great way to have a cleaner mouth.
20 December 2016
When you got your braces, your dentist probably emphasized to you just how important it is to keep your teeth clean. After all, food particles that build up on your braces and teeth can perpetuate decay and gum disease, which is not at all the desired outcome of wearing your teeth-straightening devices for a year or more. Brushing is not too hard, but a lot of patients struggle to floss effectively when wearing braces.
2 December 2016
It is recommended that you take your child to the dentist as young as one year old because, as soon as their teeth come in, they are susceptible to getting cavities. Even in the infant stage, you should be cleaning your child's gums with a soft cloth and your finger to remove bacteria and sugar left behind from milk. Taking your child to the dentist early also helps to teach them the importance of dental hygiene.
15 November 2016
If you have decided to work on improving the health and appearance of your teeth, you may be a bit overwhelmed by the number of dental products that are available on grocery store shelves. However, you can get good results without buying tons of different items by looking for products that offer multiple oral health benefits at once. Here are a few examples: Whitening Gum Whitening gum uses substances, such as sodium bicarbonate and malic acid, to gently whiten the teeth.
27 October 2016
Many times parents wait until their children are almost ready for kindergarten before taking their children to see a dentist for the first time. However, you should seriously consider taking your children to a kid dentist long before that. Here are four good reasons why. Your Toddler Can Begin to Get Used to Having the Dentist's Fingers in His/Her Mouth Babies do not seem to mind other fingers in their mouths, but toddlers do.
6 October 2016