Parents of newborn babies have a lot to deal with, from diapers to doctor appointments. Worrying about taking your baby to a dentist doesn’t have to happen until after the baby gets his or her first tooth – but how soon after that?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should visit a dentist by the time they are one year old. A good time to make the first appointment is when your baby gets his first tooth. If that seems a little early, consider that one in four preschoolers have cavities before they are four years old, with many kids getting their first cavity by the age of two. 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
We all know the basics of taking care of our teeth is combined with brushing and flossing, avoiding hard foods, and staying away from lots of acid to keep tooth enamel strong. One of the biggest issues many of us have that we do not even notice is grinding. Teeth grinding can ruin your teeth, and lots of people do it in their sleep without knowing!
is another common name for teeth grinding. Besides becoming extremely painful, if left untreated for too long it can lead to more serious issues. A few signs that can diagnose Bruxism include headaches, waking up with chips in your teeth, or jaw pain. There is no immediate known cause for Bruxism but things like anxiety and stress may increase your chances of suffering from this nighttime ailment. Continue reading
Tooth enamel can demineralize over time, even though it is the hardest substance in the body. Demineralization weakens tooth enamel and can lead to cavities, tooth sensitivity, and chips in the teeth. To strengthen your teeth, simply follow these seven steps listed below.
Be Aware Of Your Diet
The bacteria that cause cavities feed off of the sugar and starch we eat everyday and produce enamel-eroding acid. The acid present in citrus fruits, soda, pickles, and tomatoes also weakens the enamel. It is best to try and limit your sugar intake to no more than thirteen grams per day. Limiting your sugar intake to this amount will significantly reduce your risk of oral health concerns. Remember that refined carbohydrates like pasta, chips, bread, and crackers convert to sugar. Continue reading
Most of us know what an overbite or underbite looks like, but there are other types of bad bites that can be less obvious. A healthy bite is one where your top and bottom teeth come together in a very precise way. If the bite is off, even a little bit, it can cause problems with your teeth, chewing and the function of your jaws. Dental problems can arise if you have a bad or uneven bite.
Crooked teeth can stress you mouth and jaws. If your teeth do not come together in a balanced way, you may unconsciously move your jaws in a way that eases discomfort or pain. Over time, this can affect the muscles and soft tissues of your face and jaw, causing TMJ symptoms. Continue reading
When you are going about your daily life, you probably are not thinking about the effect that bad habits have on the health of your teeth.If you are prone to any of these habits, let us know. We will schedule an evaluation to check the condition of your teeth and then discuss ways to break these bad habits or replace them with healthier ones. Below are a few bad habits that are harmful for your teeth.
We all know that soda is not great for our teeth. Soda is basically sugar water, regardless if it is diet soda or not. Soda is a highly acidic drink and this acid eats away at your enamel in the same way as the acids produced by bacteria. Instead of drinking soda, switch to water. To add some extra extra flavor, try infusing with fruit, cucumber or mint leaves. Continue reading
One of the most nerve wrecking dental concerns experienced by our patients is chronic bad breath. It is a problem that affects millions of people. Patients who feel that they have persistent bad breath want effective solutions, and quickly.
If you believe that you might suffer from bad breath or would just like to avoid this condition in the future is it most important to understand the underlying causes. Chronic bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can be completely avoided or corrected in most dental patients. Continue reading