I am proud to say that I have all my own teeth at the age of 65. While that may not sound unusual to some people, everyone in my family who is my age or older wears dentures. I always tell people that that flossing is the key to good dental health. I have arthritis in my hands, but I don't let it keep me from flossing every day. My trick is to use those little "flossers" you can buy at the drug store. They have plastic handles floss stretched out on top of the handle. These make flossing easier on days when my arthritis is acting up. I started this blog to let other people know that they can keep their teeth healthy into old age when they take care of them. If you have hand pain, find ways to make flossing easier, like I did.
7 November 2019
Sometimes, it is necessary for a dentist to perform a dental extraction. Although most people would like to avoid the removal of a tooth, there may be repercussions to leaving it in the mouth. Here are a few issues that could arise when a tooth that should be removed is allowed to remain in place. Dental Decay Can Spread A tooth may have to be extracted because dental decay has destroyed almost all of the dental crown.
3 October 2019
If you're about to begin the process of having dental veneers installed, you're probably looking forward to having a smile that you can be proud of. Being self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth can cause a dip in self-confidence that can negatively impact your career and personal life. Fortunately, thanks to modern advances in dental technology, there's no reason for anyone not to have the smile of their dreams. You can keep that smile brighter longer by taking good care of your veneers once they've been put into place.
11 September 2019
Deciding on a method to fix your missing tooth can be challenging. While cheap solutions can work within your budget, they often come with problems that make living with your replacement tooth a challenge. That's why a dental implant can be best, even if it costs you more money upfront. Here are some reasons to pick a dental implant over other tooth replacement methods. Implants Potentially Last Forever One thing to keep in mind is that a dental implant will potentially last forever, which makes it an ideal choice for people who are young and will be dealing with their replacement tooth for a long time.
13 August 2019
Most orthodontics deals solely with the teeth, how they fit in the mouth, and how the bite aligns. However, when it comes to epigenetic orthodontics, it goes a step further. Instead of just focusing on the teeth, epigenetics tends to mostly focus on the face as a whole and how the mouth and jaw fit into the face. The difference is that epigenetics tends to focus on changing the shape of the bones of the face.
12 July 2019
You might be surprised about the scope of problems associated with missing teeth. Naturally, a gap in your front teeth can make you more hesitant to smile, but those with missing teeth in the back also can suffer from some or all of the below problems. To help you better understand just how bad a missing tooth can be, read on. It Zaps Your Self-confidence – Missing teeth have some negative socioeconomic stereotypes.