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.
2 March 2017
Dental implants are often treated as a cosmetic need and if you find yourself needing them you can run into issues getting your current dental insurance plan to help you cover the costs. Most dental plans will not cover dental implants but will cover alternative treatments such as extractions, fillings, and other dental care. If you are set on getting dental implants to give you a permanent smile without traditional dentures, use this guide to help you pay for your implants more successfully so you don't have to forgo the treatment due to its cost.
2 March 2017
The overall aesthetic of dental implants is extremely impressive and makes many people think that they are indestructible. When dental implants are first installed, it is difficult to picture your dental implants sustaining any form of damage. However, you will eventually see that, just like your natural teeth, they will chip. Dental implants usually sustain chips if they are not properly protected or maintained. As a teen, you may not be fully aware of what goes into making sure your implants remain in pristine condition.
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.