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 October 2017
Teaching your children the importance of great dental hygiene and routine dental care from a young age is a great way to instill positive lifelong dental habits. However, many children have at least a small amount of fear or anxiety over going to their first dental exam and cleaning appointment. If your child is in this boat, the good news is that you can take steps to quell your child's nerves and help him or her feel more confident leading up to that first dental appointment.
20 September 2017
Colds stink, but sometimes you just have to deal with them. It can be tempting to pass on the tooth care during this time, partly (and understandably) because you just want to stay in bed and rest, but also because the idea of sticking a toothbrush into your mouth, which has seen more than its share of coughs, isn't very appealing. You should still take care of your teeth, and here's what to do as you get through that awful cold.
25 August 2017
Clear braces are designed to be less noticeable to others. Although they are most of the time, staining can sometimes occur that makes the braces more noticeable. If you are wearing clear braces, here is what you need to know about staining. What Causes Staining? Although staining can occur, it does not easily occur. Advances in dental technology have led to the braces being more stain resistant. However, some parts of the braces, such as the elastic ligatures, can stain.
13 July 2017
The variety of dental procedures that a patient may need to undergo can be rather overwhelming and bewildering to dental patients. As a result of this, making reasonable and informed dental health care needs can be remarkably challenging. This is particularly true for those that are needing to undergo major procedures, such as root canals. Why Would A Root Canal Treatment Be Needed? Individuals are often very uncertain about the conditions that a root canal can be used to treat.
13 July 2017
If you have recently received your new dental implants, you may wonder what you can do at home to keep the area clean and free from bacteria. If so, use one or more of the following tips for preventing infection after receiving your dental implants. Avoid Using An Abrasive Toothpaste Unlike your natural teeth, the surfaces of your dental implant teeth and their abutments are susceptible to scratching. If they do become scratched up, these exposed areas provide hiding places for bacteria to make their home and grow, possibly leading to an infection.