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.
7 December 2020
When you hear the word Botox, you may automatically assume it refers to a person getting injections into his or her face to appear more youthful. Although it is a popular use for Botox, this treatment is rapidly growing in different areas of healthcare. Even dentistry is utilizing Botox for clinical treatments. Here is what you should know about Botox and dentistry: How Does Botox Work? Botox acts as a nerve agent that helps to control the movement of muscles.
21 October 2020
Dental implants provide a natural-looking, easy to maintain option for replacing missing teeth, but it isn't an instant fix. Implants can typically take at least four months, and sometimes a year or more, from start to finish. The following can help you understand the timeline. Evaluation Your first task is to have your dentist perform a thorough evaluation to see if implants are the right choice for you. Not only will your dental health be considered, but your overall health must also be assessed to make sure you do not have any conditions or are on any medications that could impact the procedure.
14 January 2020
Teeth whitening is a common practice for many people. However, you may wonder if the procedure is safe. While you want a brighter smile, you have to consider any risks involved that goes along with it. Fortunately, there are some safe options you can consider. You still need to think about how teeth whitening can impact your health. The following are some things to consider: Why Do You Want to Whiten Your Teeth?
4 December 2019
Do you have dentures? Do you feel confident in your dental solution? Or are you seeking more? Do you want more from your dental fixtures so you can feel more confident and truly love your smile? You can change up your dentures for dental implants, which can be a more permanent solution to your dental needs. Even if you are relatively satisfied with your dentures, there are ways you can take better care of your oral health by upgrading to dental implants.
7 November 2019
Sometimes, it is necessary for a dentist to perform a dental extraction. Although most people would like to avoid the removal of a tooth, there may be repercussions to leaving it in the mouth. Here are a few issues that could arise when a tooth that should be removed is allowed to remain in place. Dental Decay Can Spread A tooth may have to be extracted because dental decay has destroyed almost all of the dental crown.