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.
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.
13 June 2017
Tooth loss occurs for many different reasons. One may suffer an injury, have tooth decay, or even experience a loose tooth from such diseases as cancer. The American College of Prosthodontists reports that an astounding 178 million people in America have at least one missing tooth. If you find yourself within that group, there is something you can do about it. A tooth replacement can be made so that you can enjoy a perfect smile and retain the ability to enjoy your food as you normally would.
18 May 2017
Many people choose to have dental veneers placed on their teeth to help with aesthetic problems, and the tooth caps can really enhance dental appearance. However, some individuals are concerned that the tooth coverings will look unnatural. While this is true, this is rarely a problem with the veneers. An unnatural appearance is typically caused by the look of the other natural teeth in your mouth. If you want to retain a natural appearance, then keep reading to learn about some tips to do so.
4 May 2017
An issue that many people seem to have with going to the dentist isn't so much fear of the procedure as fear of how much it could potentially cost, especially if those people don't actually have dental insurance. Listed below are three methods that can help you save money on dental work. Buy A Discount Plan One method that can save you quite a bit of money on dental work if you don't have insurance is to buy a discount plan.