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.
10 April 2017
If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, which includes veneers and/or teeth whitening, you may be surprised to learn that a consultation with your dentist is required. Some dentists even require that you watch a short educational video regarding these procedures. If you are chomping at the bit to have cosmetic dentistry performed, you still have to go through a consultation and/or short informational session. Here is why. Your Dentist Knows If Your Teeth Can Handle It
5 April 2017
If you are in the market for a job, whether you are thinking about changing careers or you are looking to get your first job, there are many factors you are likely considering in your job hunt. One of those factors is how you will come across in your job interviews. Your smile can have a big impact on how your interviewers perceive you in your interview, and, because of that, you want your smile and your teeth to look great on interview day.
22 March 2017
If you're committed to maintaining your oral hygiene or just want a way to get debris out from between your teeth no matter where you are, this guide can help. While ideally you should be able to brush and floss your teeth, sometimes it's not so easy if you don't have a water source. Here is how you can keep your gums healthy and why you shouldn't just carry floss with you.
22 March 2017
Most pediatric dentists are going to do everything in their power to help your child feel comfortable from the moment that they walk in their office. However, even with all of this, sometimes children are going to feel a bit nervous and hesitant to go to the dentist. While this is normal, there are still things that you can do as their parent to help make the experience as good as you possibly can.
14 March 2017
When you need a root canal for an infected tooth and your dentist cannot see you for several days, you can be left with a lot of pain and discomfort until then. Luckily there are ways you can care for your mouth until you are in the dentist's chair for your treatment (and accompanying relief). Here are things you can do to take care of an infected tooth until your dentist can see you.