Good habits begin in childhood. This could not be more true when it comes to dental care. Not only will developing good habits during childhood ensure your child keeps taking care of his or her teeth for years to come, but it will also keep the baby teeth healthy. Healthy baby teeth lead to properly placed adult teeth -- which serve your child for life. Here's a look at three great dental habits to work on with your kindergartener.
19 May 2017
Although for many years the American Dental Association recommended that all healthy adults should see the dentist twice a year for an exam and professional cleaning, in 2013 their recommendations changed. Since then, the determination as to how often a patient should receive those services has been determined by the dentist, based on the dentist's perception of the degree of risk that the patient has for dental problems. While that will generally still be at least once a year and some patients should be seen three times a year, a recent study determined that more than one out of three adults between the ages of eighteen and sixty-four never saw a dentist at all in 2014.
4 May 2017
If you have been having ongoing headaches, that have become worse over time, you may have thought about seeing a doctor. What you may not have thought about is seeing a dentist. In fact, you may not have realized that your headaches and your teeth could be connected in some way. This is especially true if you have no outward signs that you are having dental issues. Before you overlook what a general dentist can do for you, consider these hidden reasons your headaches and teeth could be connected.
16 February 2017
If you have had several teeth pulled and need full or partial dentures, there will likely be an adjustment period as you get used to wearing them. Luckily, after wearing your new dentures for several weeks, you should feel more comfortable and confident. Use the following tips for make adjusting to new dentures easier: Eat Soft Foods In the first few days of wearing new dentures, it is a good idea to focus on eating soft foods, such as mashed potatoes, pudding, and ice cream.
9 January 2017
If you just got a dental implant for the very first time, it's difficult to fully understand what to expect after dental implant placements. Is that sensation you are feeling normal, or a reason to be concerned? Here are some warning signs that will tell you that the implant could be failing, and that you should see a dentist immediately. Pain and Discomfort Pain and discomfort will be your body's way of telling you something isn't right.
29 December 2016
The installation of dental implants can be a major improvement in the quality of your smile. Yet, patients can neglect to opt for this type of dental procedure because they are not aware of the numerous benefits that will come with these artificial teeth. Cost-Efficiency It may seem counterintuitive that a dental implant would be more cost-efficient than a bridge because it will have a higher price. Yet, dental implants are permanent, which will result in substantial savings as dental bridges will have to be periodically replaced.
15 December 2016
Do have teeth that are less than perfect? Are you worried that nothing can be done about your teeth and that you'll just have to live with them the way that they are? Having teeth that are yellowed, crooked, or otherwise less than ideal can be difficult. You may be constantly worried and self-conscious about your appearance, hoping that nobody notices your teeth. Fortunately, it's easier than ever to be able to have the teeth that you've always wanted.
29 November 2016
Dealing with dental procedures can often be very unnerving, especially if drilling is involved. Many people completely avoid seeing the dentist regularly for fear of the different procedures required in order to repair basic issues, such as cavities. One way many dental professionals are easing the minds of fearful patients is with drill-free dentistry. Drill-free dentistry is a great option for those who do not want to deal with drilling the teeth and all that it entails.
8 November 2016
If you have diabetes, then you are more likely to form cavities in the teeth than an individual who does not have diabetes. Diabetics have high blood sugar levels and saliva is likely to contain some sugar as well. If you have diabetes, then you should protect your teeth from cavities. Keep reading to learn about a few tips that can help you. Rinse Your Mouth After Eating If you have high levels of sugar in your blood and saliva, then it is likely that you have more cavity causing bacteria in your mouth.
20 October 2016
Taking your toddler to the dentist is a must because you want to be sure that their teeth are coming in correctly. Toddlers are also highly susceptible to tooth decay, since baby teeth are not as strong as adult teeth. Toddlers tend to gravitate towards sugary items, such as lollipops, fruit juices, and more. Visiting a dentist regularly will prevent tooth decay, and that ensures that once the adult teeth are ready to come in, they won't be in danger of problems because of the badly damaged gums.
30 September 2016