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.
17 May 2019
Most people who have experienced gum disease know that the disorder can cause swelling, pain, and bleeding from the gums. However, the discomfort and harm to your gums isn't where this problem stops. If you're having this issue and don't know how dangerous it can be to the rest of your mouth, read on to find out how gum disease can potentially damage your teeth and even the bones of your jaw.
18 April 2019
Many pediatric dentists will recommend the use of dental sealants for children. This simple and durable coating is placed onto the biting surfaces of the molars can go a long way toward preventing cavities among children — especially among those who aren't careful about brushing their teeth thoroughly. As a parent, you'll want to arrange a dental appointment for your child to get dental sealants, but you'll also want to talk to him or her about some ways to prolong the life of the sealant.
19 March 2019
If you're concerned about the state of your molars, protect them now. As the strongest teeth in your mouth, molars can still decay if you don't care for them properly. Tooth decay (cavities or caries) can affect your molars without you ever knowing about it. Learn how to take good care of your molars with the tips mentioned below. Don't Rush When You Brush If you spend less than two or three minutes brushing your teeth each day, it's time to slow down.
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!