28 July 2016
There was a time when there was no second thought about whether or not wisdom teeth should be removed. Today, however, a more studied and mediated approach to wisdom tooth removal is emerging. While most people will still likely need to have their wisdom teeth removed, there are certain situations when it is worth your while to keep your wisdom teeth in place. Know Your Risks Because wisdom tooth removal is a surgery, there are some complications that you should be aware of.
6 July 2016
Do you have an active child who enjoys sports drinks? If so, you may be in agreement to their preference. Perhaps you even think than sports drinks are a better option that sodas. This is a belief that some people cling to because they view sodas as having a high sugar content, but many sports drinks also contain sugar. According to Livestrong, Gatorade has 34 grams of sugar per 20 ounces regardless of the flavor chosen.
24 June 2016
If you have an overactive gag reflex, also known as hypersensitive gag reflex, going to the dentist can be unbearable. Every time the dentist attempts to stick a mirror or other dental tool in your mouth, you may begin to gag, feel like you are going to vomit or even throw up. Many people who have this reflex avoid going to the dentist because it can be embarrassing to deal with.
5 June 2016
You may take excellent care of your teeth by regularly flossing, brushing, and visiting your dentist. Surprisingly, that might not be enough to maintain your oral health. You may be indulging in some bad habits that can really harm your teeth. To be safe, you need to stop certain common but damaging behaviors. Crunching If you love to crunch your ice, you may be inflicting serious damage on your teeth. Whole ice cubes are the worst offenders, but even half or small cubes can cause cracks and small breaks in the surface of your teeth.
17 May 2016
Most of the time people cannot tell that you ever had braces, but sometimes some people are not so lucky. The adhesive that adheres metal brackets to your teeth can leave faint stains or outlines of where the brackets once were. Patients who did not brush regularly and often may also have some mild discoloration on their teeth, but it shows up on the areas of the teeth that the brackets and wires did not cover up.
29 April 2016
Nowadays, there are multiple dental alignment options available. Many of these options offer different benefits. Self-ligating brackets may be used as an alternative to traditional braces. Here are a few advantages of these brackets: Faster Alignment Self-ligating brackets can align the teeth more quickly than the brackets of traditional braces. The quickening of the process is due to a reduction in the frictional force associated with the dental alignment. When traditional braces are used to straighten the teeth, the archwire that applies aligning force to the brackets is attached to the brackets using elastic ligatures.
22 March 2016
A lot of people think they can just show up with their dental insurance card at their first dentist appointment at a new dental office, and that's all they'll need. There are actually other things that you'll want to know before you arrive to help out the office and your dentist. You don't want to show up and find out that you don't have the coverage you need, or not know what the coverage carries.