If your teeth feel fine, they should be fine, right? Not always. It's not a real surprise to find that you have a cavity when you haven't had any pain (well, it might be a surprise to you, but it's not to your dentist). Cavities can form in any spot on your tooth, and they do not always lead to the stereotypical pain that seems to hit characters in sitcoms and cartoons.
19 March 2019
For many children, tooth decay is rampant. Unfortunately, young children have little to no control over the impact sugar will have on their teeth. One of the biggest problems with tooth decay is the fact that children often drink sodas and juices without much regulation. In fact, many parents may believe that these drinks are not bad for their children. Sugar makes up a significant portion of the juices you might be giving your child, and that's something every pediatric dentist wants patients to understand.
20 February 2019
When it comes to braces, there are a variety of options available. While traditional metal braces are still a popular option, there are other types of braces that are less obvious. Ceramic braces, lingual braces, and clear plastic aligners are all popular options. Clear plastic aligners, or Invisalign, have become increasingly popular in recent years. These aligners can be removed for eating and drinking and are virtually undetectable. They also offer the same results as traditional braces.
21 January 2019
If you're making an effort to floss daily — or, at worst, every couple of days — you're making a critical commitment to the health of your mouth. Many people don't floss very frequently and end up with problems such as bad breath, gum disease, and even tooth loss. Committing to daily flossing doesn't necessarily mean that you find the task easy, however. If you have certain teeth that are jammed tightly against one another, you may struggle to get the floss between them.
19 December 2018
When your teenager or young adult lives with you, you likely take charge of his or her oral health by booking dentist appointments, paying for them, and even driving your child to and from the clinic. When your child needs dental work done, you'll likely manage these bookings, too. Many people in their late teens have to get their wisdom teeth removed, making this a common occurrence for those who are about to graduate from high school.
19 November 2018
Ensuring your child has a healthy, appealing smile requires more than just brushing and flossing. For many children, orthodontic care is necessary. While surprising to hear, orthodontic treatment can begin as early as 6six or seven years old. If you are like most parents, you may feel your child is too young for braces and other orthodontic care, but early intervention can actually reduce the risk of more involved care in the future.
18 October 2018
Getting a tooth extracted is probably not something you will be eager to do, but there are times when tooth extraction is necessary. Dentists will not remove a tooth unless it is absolutely necessary, though, simply because you only get one set of teeth. If your dentist believes that you need a tooth removed, it is probably for one of the following reasons. Your tooth has too much decay When a person has a tooth that has decay on it, the dentist will recommend removing it and putting in a filling to replace the hole.
26 September 2018