If your dentist is about to perform a root canal on a painful, decaying tooth, you may already have an idea on how to keep the tooth clean and deal with any discomfort you may experience afterward. However, along with knowing what to do, make sure you avoid making the following mistakes that could possibly lead to increased pain, infection, or damage. 1. Brushing the Tooth Too Hard As part of preventing infection in your tooth after the procedure, it is important that you continue to brush your teeth as usual to remove food particles and residual liquids from the surface.
13 January 2019
Americans love straight, white teeth. In fact, while we expect to see teens suffering from angst while sporting a "brace face," a whooping 1.2 million adults each year endure braces in their quest for straight teeth in the United States. In addition, 45 million adults have their teeth professionally whitened each year, indicating that a perfect smile is very important here. As interest in whiter, straighter teeth has grown, so has the list of available products and services that can get the job done, both over-the-counter as well as in-office treatments.
10 December 2018
There are a variety of dental issues that may not pose health risks, but they can nevertheless degrade the quality of your appearance and smile. Cosmetic dental procedures are able to address a wide variety of these aesthetic issues, but patients will have to know about these procedures if they are to be able to take advantage of them. What Can Be Done About Gumline Issues? When patients think of cosmetic dental issues, they may imagine these issues will only impact their teeth.
24 October 2018
If you are trying to have your child become more independent, you may be struggling with them brushing their teeth. It's likely that your child is not brushing their teeth effectively or as long as they should be to get them clean every morning and evening. Here are some tips that can help them learn to brush their teeth better. Use A Timer Does your child stick the toothbrush in their mouth for a few seconds and think that they are done?
16 October 2018
It's disturbing to find that your gums are bleeding no matter what your situation is, but if you're not near your regular dentist, you may be particularly concerned. The good news is that you can still help yourself and get help for your gums while you're away from home. Here's how. Try Flossing If your gums are swollen, painful, bleeding, or discolored, it's a good idea to give flossing a try.
21 September 2018
Problems can happen with your braces in between your orthodontic appointments. Things such as a wire coming loose, pain in your mouth, wires poking your cheeks or a lost bracket. If you experience any of these things, you can get to your orthodontist, but if you aren't able to get in right away you should know what you can do in the meantime. Read on for helpful information if you encounter any issues with your braces.
30 July 2018
Crowns and fillings are fantastic at restoring the form and function of a tooth. But what if a cavity forms beneath or around a restoration? This is known as a recurrent cavity; and, if it's left unchecked, it could cause deeper cavities, abscess, or destroy the tooth pulp. Thankfully, there are two ways to catch this issue in the early stages. X-rays If a cavity is on a tooth without a restoration, the dentist can actually see signs—such as discoloration.
30 July 2018
Cavities happen - you may have one or two in your mouth, or maybe you've been apart of the no-cavity club for decades. If you do have a cavity, you have a choice on what type of filling you want. The days of those silver amalgam fillings being your only option are gone. Composite fillings allow you to have your cavity filled without anyone seeing it every time you talk, laugh or eat.
30 June 2018
If you have psoriatic arthritis, you may be very familiar with its symptoms, a combination of psoriasis and arthritis. These symptoms typically include joint pain, red plaques over your knuckles and other joints, deformity or misshapen joints. limited mobility, and diminished range-of-motion. Also, since psoriatic arthritis is a systemic disease, you may also develop extreme fatigue and weakness. Though these are the most common symptoms, those affected by psoriatic arthritis may also develop oral manifestations.
3 June 2018
Tooth loss can be difficult to deal with. Not only can it make eating and speaking difficult, it can also have a negative impact on your self-esteem. Tooth loss is also more common than you may realize. A staggering 120 million people in the US have at least one missing tooth and 36 million have no teeth at all. The good news is that there are ways to replace missing teeth.
3 May 2018