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.
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.
21 January 2019
Whether your dentist has recommended a dental crown procedure or you're interested in one as a cosmetic option, it's always a good idea to educate yourself as much as possible before having any dental procedure done. Even though dental crowns are relatively routine, there are a few things you should know before you have one done. If you have any addition questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to your dentist!
18 December 2018
Missing teeth can be replaced in a few different ways, and many people like to choose the most complete option possible. This is one reason why dental implants are so popular. However, your dental professional may advise you to receive an additional surgery along with the implantation and this may include something called a sinus lift. Keep reading to learn what this is and why you may need it. What Is A Sinus Lift?
19 November 2018
A lot of kids today will never know what it's like to have to go to the orthodontist to have their braces tightened every so often. Kids today have the option of aligning their teeth using the Invisalign system. Once your kid gets used to wearing the Invisalign trays, he or she won't even be able to tell it's there, but it does take some time to get used to wearing and removing the piece.
23 October 2018
Badly neglected teeth can cause someone to look older and feel embarrassed in social settings. No matter how embarrassed teeth might be, some people avoid going to a dentist to get them repaired. There are various reason why people fear going to a dental clinic, including the pain involved, being awake during treatment, and hearing dental tools. It isn't a good decision to avoid getting you teeth repaired out of fear, as they can continuously get worse and eventually fall out.