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.
3 March 2021
Most people likely think of crooked teeth as being more of a cosmetic problem than anything else. Those who actually have crooked teeth may also know that it can impact the way that you eat, making it more difficult to eat certain foods, depending on the alignment of your jaw and the way that your upper and lower teeth meet. However, it can also have an impact on your jaw in terms of the level of discomfort you're experiencing.
19 January 2021
When you have a family to take care of, sharing the same dentist is a good idea. When a family uses the same dentist, they can all remain on the same page when it comes to good dental health and oral hygiene. This is why family dentists are best for families. With the help of a family dentist, a family can ensure that they stay educated on dental health and keep their teeth in good condition.
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?