7 July 2019
If you have high blood pressure, chest pain, a cardiac arrhythmia, or coronary artery disease, then your cardiologist may have prescribed medications for you known as calcium channel blockers. While these medications help widen your coronary arteries, they can cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, ankle swelling, and constipation. Calcium channel blockers may also cause an oral condition known as gum overgrowth, or gum hyperplasia. If you wear braces, overgrown gum tissue can be very problematic, so you will need to see your orthodontic braces services professional on a regular basis for checkups.
8 June 2019
Your body undergoes a lot of changes when you're pregnant, including changes to your oral health. You might be more susceptible to gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss when you're pregnant due to hormonal changes. Here are some suggestions for working with your dentist to keep your teeth and gums healthy during your pregnancy. Get A Pre-Pregnancy Dental Exam If you're planning to get pregnant, then schedule a dental appointment before you conceive.
13 May 2019
During your most recent visit to your dentist, they may have informed you that you have several teeth that are geminated, which means that one tooth is basically a double tooth that has two regions of pulp that are held together by a single layer of enamel. While this condition normally occurs in baby teeth, it can affect permanent teeth as well. Usually, the gemination is small enough that it does not cause any issues.
13 April 2019
When your kids say they are brushing their teeth but you suspect otherwise, you might be on the hunt for clues that suggest the truth. After all, with how important oral hygiene is for your child's personal self-esteem and comfort, it could pay to find out what is really going on. Here are three signs your child isn't actually brushing their teeth. 1. They Never Run Out of Dental Care Supplies
11 March 2019
Dental hygiene is important to focus on at any age. It helps you keep your teeth and gums healthy and looking great. If you're looking to have success with dental hygiene like never before, be sure to take these actions. Use a Specialized Toothbrush So many people today don't put much thought into which toothbrush they use. They think they're all the same. They couldn't be further from the truth, unfortunately.
14 February 2019
Dental fillings are synonymous with repairing cavities, but you might be unaware that your family dentist can also use this type of treatment for other tooth problems. If you have a crack in one of your teeth, your dentist may be able to treat it with a filling. While a serious crack can often require a dental crown, more moderate cracks are good candidates for fillings. It's important to make a dental appointment promptly if you notice a crack while you're brushing or flossing, because the sooner that you see a dentist, the likelier he or she will be able to treat the damage with a filling.
15 January 2019
If you find flossing to be a challenge or a task for which you seldom make time, your dentist or dental hygienist may have already expressed some concerns about your gum health. Some dental professionals will recommend using a floss holder — a simple, plastic device in which string a piece of floss through two short arms, essentially allowing you to floss your teeth by holding the handle of the device.
13 December 2018
If you have a gap in your front teeth that has always bothered you, then you should talk to a dentist about a solution. A gap isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if it bothers you, then you should find a way to close it. Also, when you have a gap in your teeth, it may cause other teeth to twist or be too crowded, and that problem may need to be corrected, too.
15 November 2018
If your tooth hurts, chances are the first thing you start worrying about is whether or not you have a tooth problem, like a cavity. While this can sometimes be the case, it might surprise you to learn that many toothaches are actually the fault of a problem with the gums, not the tooth itself. Here's how gum disease may be giving you a toothache. The Structure of a Tooth
19 October 2018
If you have decided to go the Invisalign route—as opposed to the metal bracket route—to straighten your teeth, you may be curious about the treatment. Well, here are a few helpful things for you to know. Follow the 48-Hour Instruction. With Invisalign, you will switch out trays every so often as your teeth start to shift. For the first 48 hours of each tray, you will want to make certain that you follow the instructions of your orthodontist—which is to wear the align tray as much as possible.