Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing
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Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing

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.

Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing

  • The Unexpected Benefits Of Cosmetic Dental Services

    17 June 2019

    You may be embarrassed by how your teeth currently look, and you might want to make several changes to improve both the appearance of your smile and your overall oral health. However, if you are still hesitating as you prepare to contact a cosmetic dentist service, there are several other benefits of a great smile you might not be aware of. Appear More Confident The greatest part of having your teeth restored is that you will smile more often.

  • It's All Connected: How Gum Disease Can Damage Your Teeth And Bones

    17 May 2019

    Most people who have experienced gum disease know that the disorder can cause swelling, pain, and bleeding from the gums. However, the discomfort and harm to your gums isn't where this problem stops. If you're having this issue and don't know how dangerous it can be to the rest of your mouth, read on to find out how gum disease can potentially damage your teeth and even the bones of your jaw.

  • Encourage Your Child To Prolong The Life Of Dental Sealants Through These Habits

    18 April 2019

    Many pediatric dentists will recommend the use of dental sealants for children. This simple and durable coating is placed onto the biting surfaces of the molars can go a long way toward preventing cavities among children — especially among those who aren't careful about brushing their teeth thoroughly. As a parent, you'll want to arrange a dental appointment for your child to get dental sealants, but you'll also want to talk to him or her about some ways to prolong the life of the sealant.

  • Adult Tooth Problems: Are You Concerned About Your Molars?

    19 March 2019

    If you're concerned about the state of your molars, protect them now. As the strongest teeth in your mouth, molars can still decay if you don't care for them properly. Tooth decay (cavities or caries) can affect your molars without you ever knowing about it. Learn how to take good care of your molars with the tips mentioned below. Don't Rush When You Brush If you spend less than two or three minutes brushing your teeth each day, it's time to slow down.

  • Replacing Retainers After A Few Months Of No Use

    20 February 2019

    After you get your braces off, you'll have to wear a retainer for an extended period of time. This time period can vary, but it's often at least a year. However, many people forget to put the retainer in and go about their day without it — often for several days. This can lead to more tooth movement that can undo some of the work that the braces did. If you have forgotten to wear your retainer for a long time, you'll notice that your retainer might no longer fit well.