Children live in a special world, where their top priorities are having fun, being silly, and avoiding activities that stand in the way of their good time. For this reason, children also tend to avoid daily rituals that don’t stimulate them in a fun way. For most children, brushing teeth is ranked about as highly as cleaning a bedroom. So, how do you encourage enthusiasm in your children for something as necessary (and “boring”) as dental maintenance? Here are some great tips for how to teach children good oral hygiene:
Lead by example. Your children look to you when gauging appropriate behavior, and that’s no less true when it comes to oral hygiene. Continue reading
When most people smile, you see a row of teeth that look beautiful and full. Unfortunately, this is definitely not the case for some and they have what is known as a gummy smile. Gummy smiles are when you smile and there are only a small row of teeth and mainly gums. There are two causes for gummy smiles and they both can be treated using different dental procedures. One of the first steps for you to take would be to visit the dentist and get a diagnosis and best treatment option that happens to be available to you. Continue reading
There are actually quite a few different things that you are going to want to look into when you are trying to find a cosmetic dentist. After all, this is someone that you are going to be paying a lot of money to and which you are going to be trusting in to make you look your best. A cosmetic dentist is someone that you want to make sure is qualified and also who you are going to feel comfortable with.
There are a few different steps that you are going to want to take then, to make sure that you are going to find the best cosmetic dentist, one that you can really trust in and who is going to do the best work. Continue reading
If you have crooked teeth, then you are already aware of some of the difficulties they present on a daily basis. Struggling to clean between them is often the biggest challenge. Below are issues you may experience if your teeth remain crooked, damaged or misaligned.
Risk Of Decay
When teeth are out of alignment or tightly crowded together, it is very difficult to thoroughly clean away all food particles. Unfortunately, this means that the bacteria left behind greatly increases your risk of tooth decay. Continue reading
Cosmetic dentistry is sought out by patients for a variety of reasons. Some would like to appear younger, and others would simply like to smile without feeling self-conscious. Whatever the reason you are seeking these services, the physical and mental health benefits of cosmetic dentistry are numerous.
If you opt for teeth whitening, straightening, or veneers, it could give you a noticeable confidence boost. Walking into a room with a straight, white smile will make you feel way more confident than the alternative. Getting your teeth professionally taken care of will make you feel better all around. Continue reading
Using the latest in digital technology, we can take highly accurate digital impressions of your teeth. The new technology ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Digital impressions give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process.
How It works
Our digital impression scanner captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once we begin the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary. Continue reading
Your dentist may take dental x-rays if your are a new patient, have not been seen in a while, or are in for a follow-up visit after dental treatment. Below are the most common type of x-rays that would be taken and the reasons why:
• Bitewing x-rays help dentists look at bone levels between teeth, cavities between teeth, and the health of the bone between teeth.
• Periapical x-rays help dentists look at the root tips of teeth, the bone around teeth, abscesses, and other pathology. Continue reading
The effects of excess weight go beyond the known health risks like diabetes and heart disease. Obesity is also linked to poor dental health, periodontal disease, and even tooth loss. Surprisingly, studies have shown that men and women who have a BMI of 30 and above experience a higher risk of developing periodontal disease than those who fall within the healthy body weight range. More surprisingly, women who are classified as overweight with a BMI that ranges between 25-30 have a greater risk of gum disease than men. It is believed that fat tissue creates a hospitable environment for macrophages, which can lead to inflammation and degeneration of gum tissue more easily. Continue reading
Maintaining a good bedtime oral hygiene routine is even more important than your daytime one. A lot can happen overnight while you are sleeping. Food debris and bacteria can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums during sleep time, when there is almost no saliva produced to wash away bacteria. Most of us have more time at night to properly clean our teeth, but wait until we are too tired to do so.
There are many ways to improve and maintain good oral health, even while you sleep. Here are a few helpful tips to get through the night. Continue reading
If you are weighing your options for replacing missing teeth, your best bet is to go with the best possible option in terms of comfort, functionality and support of oral health right from the start to minimize the need for further treatment and expense later. Aside from those practical concerns about future hassles, there is the appearance aspect to consider, which is very important. Continue reading