19 March 2015
We often hear a lot about medical emergencies, but we don't often hear much about dental emergencies. But just like medical emergencies, dental emergencies require prompt attention. What should you do if you've had mouth trauma and broken or knocked out a tooth? Here are some things to keep in mind: Take an over-the-counter pain reliever: You'll probably feel some pain from the trauma to your tooth. Take an over-the-counter painkiller such as ibuprofen to help with this while you seek medical attention.
3 March 2015
Almost everyone has a tale to tell about how they lost their first tooth. Majority of children start to lose their baby teeth at the age of six, with 3 or 4 of their teeth falling out each year until all twenty teeth are gone by the time they attain the age of 12. It is usually a nerve-wrecking experience for the kids and sometimes for the parents. The main concern that many parents have is whether the baby teeth should be left to fall out naturally, whether they should pull the teeth, or whether they should let their children pull them out themselves.
19 February 2015
If you have missing teeth and are thinking about getting dental implants, get your tooth alignment checked first -- and take care of that first before you get implants. Once implants are in, they aren't going anywhere in terms of root movement. That means that if you're also dealing with crooked teeth, you would not be able to move the implants like you would natural teeth. This could lead to a not-so-straight smile.
4 February 2015
We live in a sophisticated time, so it is important that you realize that your dental care is not an isolated task—it is linked to every facet of your health. For example, poor dental hygiene and care is linked to serious health problems, like heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. This is the first part of your digestive process, so your oral health care should be given a large priority in your life.
27 January 2015
Having teeth whitened is the most common cosmetic procedure dental patients request. After all, dazzling white teeth are more attractive than teeth stained yellow over time by food and drinks. But did you know that the quest for whiter teeth has been going on for centuries? Here are some interesting ways people have tried to whiten teeth over the years. Vinegar As long as 4,000 years ago, beauty enthusiasts in Egypt ground pumice stones and mixed them with vinegar to make an ancient whitening toothpaste.
20 January 2015
Many people shudder at the thought of a getting a root canal. You may have seen it depicted in a movie as a painful procedure and were left terrified at the prospect of one day needing one yourself. However, it is a routine procedure with many lasting benefits. Best of all, it is relatively painless process. Once you understand what it entails and why some fear it, you will be on your way to improved dental health.
6 January 2015
99.7% of American adults believe that the smile is an important aspect in social life. This explains why cosmetic dentistry is on an up and rising trend. Cosmetic dentists use different tactics to improve the appearance/aesthetics of a smile, but not necessarily the function. From teeth whitening to dental implants, there are many different ways to improve the appearance of the smile. This article lists six benefits to having cosmetic dentistry performed.