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.
20 August 2021
Tooth loss and gum disease go hand in hand for many people. You need healthy gum tissue to help keep your teeth in place and protect tooth enamel against disease, so if you have gum disease, it's important that you keep your gum health in check. One way you can ensure your oral health stays in check is to have your teeth cleaned professionally as often as your dentist recommends. If you have gingivitis or more severe diseases, then you will need periodontal cleanings, which are more intensive.
13 July 2021
It's normal for the body to change as it ages. Older people need to be more mindful of their health in order to prevent serious medical problems. It's also important to monitor oral health as you get older. The quality of your oral health is directly tied to your overall health. Be mindful of the following three dental conditions that can become more prevalent as you age so that you can better care for yourself in the future.
27 May 2021
The decision to get dental implants is a big one. Of course, you are excited by the prospect of having teeth that look and feel natural, but as the implants need to be inserted surgically, it is normal for you to have some concerns and questions, too. Here are answers to some of the most common questions that prospective dental implant patients have. Is it really safe to implant metal in your jaw?
20 April 2021
Pediatric dentists work in children's dental offices, where they provide care for kids of all ages. If you want the best care for your child's teeth and gums as they grow, a children's dentist can provide the services you need. A children's dental office can offer all these things and more: 1. Help parents care for their babies' teeth. Kids can start developing teeth when they're just a few months old.
3 March 2021
Most people likely think of crooked teeth as being more of a cosmetic problem than anything else. Those who actually have crooked teeth may also know that it can impact the way that you eat, making it more difficult to eat certain foods, depending on the alignment of your jaw and the way that your upper and lower teeth meet. However, it can also have an impact on your jaw in terms of the level of discomfort you're experiencing.