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.
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.
17 December 2021
Dental implants are a creative way to make up for damaged teeth by blending titanium replacements with your bones. These implants are small and can easily fit into the bone below your gum to act as the roots to your teeth. Dentists apply implants to rectify any form of tooth loss and ensure you have excellent dental health. One significant upside of this technique is that it mimics natural dental features.
10 November 2021
Good oral hygiene is important for everyone, but it's of particular concern to anyone who has braces. Braces can do wonders for your smile by correcting gaps and misaligned teeth, but if you don't take care of your teeth while you have your braces on, you may be left with cavities, stains, gum problems, or other dental issues when they come off. Brushing Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is important when you have braces, and most dentists recommend brushing after every meal and snack as much as possible.
28 September 2021
Dental care is incredibly important, but it is also easy to overlook. Unless a tooth is hurting, you may not notice what's happening inside your mouth. However, regardless of your age, your oral health is incredibly important. If you would like to know more, keep reading. Child Your child should start seeing the dentist by the time they are one year old. During this time, the dentist will ensure your child's teeth are coming in healthy.
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.