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.
15 February 2017
No matter how old you are, you must never take your oral health for granted. If you have healthy teeth and gums, you will be able to chew your food easier and avoid oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease. However, even if you brush and floss your teeth every day, you may still be making mistakes that can damage your teeth and gums. Here are six mistakes that could hurt your dental health:
9 February 2017
One common reason to seek the help of a cosmetic dentist is to address the appearance of white spots on your teeth. If you're struggling with the appearance of white spots on your teeth, there are treatments available to eliminate them. The way your dentist treats them will depend on the actual cause of the problem. Here's a look at what you need to know about getting rid of those white spots from your smile.
13 December 2016
If you are an adult who still has their wisdom teeth, then you may be inclined to leave the teeth in your mouth. Some people can leave their wisdom teeth in place, and this may be advisable if your bite is normal and if the teeth cause you little discomfort. However, if you have any negative oral symptoms that involve the teeth, then it may be time to schedule a tooth removal with your dentist.
9 September 2016
Teeth that are stained by wine, coffee, tea, and cigarettes generally appear yellow or brown. Some of these stains will sit on the outside of the teeth, and a good whitening toothpaste can release some of the discoloration. If your teeth still appear dark after a whitening paste is used, then the stains you see are likely ingrained inside the dentin. These stains are called intrinsic stains, and they can be lightened during a professional tooth-whitening session with a cosmetic dentist.
19 July 2016
Before determining whether a root canal is necessary or not, your dentist will likely ask you several questions regarding any symptoms you may be experiencing and perform a thorough examination of the problematic tooth. Below are the five main tests that you can expect to experience when a dentist thinks you may need a root canal. Visual Examination A visual examination is usually painless and quick. Your dentist will ask you to open your mouth and will examine the tooth for discoloration, cavities, or any signs of infection along your tooth's roots.