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.
13 July 2022
Orthodontic treatment is an option for anyone with crooked, crowded teeth or misaligned jawbones. An orthodontic specialist or even your general dentist can help you find the orthodontic treatment that can address your concerns. These are four factors that can affect your orthodontic treatment: 1. Age People can fix their orthodontic problems at any age. However, people who begin treatment in their teen years, before their bones have fully hardened, may have a faster, easier treatment process.
27 May 2022
Most people are familiar with Botox use on the face, but did you know that dentists are also using Botox in their practice? No, they are not removing wrinkles from teeth, but they are seeing some exciting effects from the use of Botox. Here's what you need to know. What is Botox? Botox is a highly purified protein that can be used to relax muscles. When injected in small amounts, it can block the signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing them to relax.
22 April 2022
Did you know that over half of Americans are insecure about their teeth? That's a huge number! Unfortunately, having stained, missing, misaligned, or unevenly spaced teeth also affects the quality of your smile, causing even more self-consciousness issues. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry can fix your teeth and improve your smile in the process. Here are five cosmetic dentistry procedures to brighten your smile. Teeth Whitening Over time, your teeth may develop stains or discolorations from smoking, consuming foods and beverages, or taking certain medications.
11 March 2022
When it comes to dental care and services, many parents have negative experiences that can make them hesitant to bring their child in for care. Dental care can be stressful and frightening for children, not to mention painful in some cases, depending on the services that are needed. Whether you're just resistant because of your own past experiences or you have a child with special needs, it's important that you understand your sedation dentistry options to help ensure that your child gets the care that they need to have healthy teeth.
3 February 2022
Dental crowns aren't always an adult concern. Sometimes a primary, deciduous, baby tooth requires a restoration that fully encircles the tooth, protecting it from further deterioration. Of course, the materials and process tend to reflect the fact that the tooth in question will be lost and then replaced by a permanent adult tooth. What are your options when your child needs a dental crown? Posterior Teeth You have two dental arches (upper and lower), and there's a specific type of dental crown for children which is suitable for posterior teeth—those towards the rear of the dental arch, such as molars and premolars.