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.
19 July 2016
Before determining whether a root canal is necessary or not, your dentist will likely ask you several questions regarding any symptoms you may be experiencing and perform a thorough examination of the problematic tooth. Below are the five main tests that you can expect to experience when a dentist thinks you may need a root canal. Visual Examination A visual examination is usually painless and quick. Your dentist will ask you to open your mouth and will examine the tooth for discoloration, cavities, or any signs of infection along your tooth's roots.
21 April 2016
Many people have teeth extracted, and it isn't only because of poor oral hygiene. Sometimes, a tooth extraction is simply necessary. Check out these six common dental problems that may require tooth extraction. Major Damage A small cavity isn't serious enough to require extraction. Your dentist can simply restore the tooth with a filling. However, if you haven't taken good care of your teeth, you may have a lot of decay which has nearly destroyed the tooth.
21 April 2016
If getting regular dental checkups for your autistic child has always been a struggle due to his or her heightened sensory perceptions, you may greet the news that your child needs orthodontic treatment with dread. While purely cosmetic orthodontia may not be worth the cost and struggle until your child is older and more mature, corrective orthodontia may sometimes be necessary to preserve your child's dental health. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take that will help stave off any meltdowns or refusals to enter the orthodontist's office and allow your child to accept his or her treatment plan with grace.
31 March 2016
If you are like most people, you understand the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth daily. While most people do not mind brushing, there are not too many who will admit that they enjoy flossing. Not only is the process often awkward, but if it is not done right, it can actually be uncomfortable. Fortunately, you can get all of the benefits of flossing and more without ever having to use flossing string.
15 March 2016
If you have new dental crowns, you may wonder if there is anything you can do at home to thoroughly clean and treat them and the area around them, especially if they are protecting damaged or decayed teeth. If so, use the two-step home treatment below to keep your crowns clean, white and germ-free. About The Ingredients The home treatment below uses baking soda and herbal essential oils. These oils can be found in pharmacies, some department stores and herbal health stores.