Your teeth are among the most noticeable features of your appearance. However, there are many problems that your teeth can experience, and these problems can cause both functional and cosmetic problems. Sadly, there are some misconceptions that many people have about dental care and this can cause them to expose their teeth to a greater risk of damage. Myth: A Drill Is The Only Tool To Remove Decayed Teeth A dental drill is one of the most common tools used to remove damaged and decayed portions of teeth.
15 December 2014
Keeping your smile looking beautiful is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your appearance. Sadly, some people have improper technique when it comes to brushing and flossing, and this can drastically reduce the effectiveness of these tasks. However, there are a couple of devices you can purchase that will dramatically help reduce the challenges of this routine type of maintenance. Invest In An Electric Toothbrush
14 December 2014
Like natural teeth, dental implants require regular care and cleaning. Implants are susceptible to scratches made by harsh cleaning implements, like hard bristled tooth brushes. Once scratched, implants can harbor harmful bacteria. Specially designed tools can clean the implants without creating scratches. For seniors with arthritis, caring for dental implants can be a little trickier. The decrease in manual dexterity associated with arthritis can make gripping the cleaning implements difficult for many people.
12 December 2014
If you're a habitual nail biter, you're probably aware that it can potentially make your teeth crooked. However, that's not where the damage to your mouth ends: here are three other kinds of damage that chewing on your nails can produce. Damaged Enamel Teeth and enamel are strong, but aren't intended to repeatedly chew through hard substances like your nails each and every day. Over time, biting your nails can result in cracks or breaks in the enamel on your teeth, which is the strong barrier that protects the pulp and root of your teeth from bacteria, infection and trauma.
11 December 2014
It can be very difficult to live with the discomfort and/or pain of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). The reasons why people suffer the symptoms of TMJ can be many and varied. A splint is recommended for many patients with TMJ discomfort. This is an orthodontic device that the patient should wear at all times. It causes the muscles in the face and jaw to relax and reduces the amount of pain the patient feels.
11 December 2014
If one of your teeth has been knocked out, there's some good news: if you follow the right steps, there's a good chance a dentist can restore your tooth to your mouth. It's critical that you follow these steps as quickly as possible. If too much time elapses, even the best dentist won't be able to reattach your tooth. Immediate Steps If you want a dentist to be able to restore your tooth, there are some things you must do and others you absolutely have to avoid to save the tooth.
10 December 2014