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.
26 April 2017
Just as high blood pressure and heart attacks go hand-in-hand, so do gum disease and tooth decay. Gum disease is often overlooked, but in fact, it can lead to tooth decay and even missing teeth if left untreated. Good oral health starts with healthy gums, so make sure you know these facts about gum disease to protect yourself. It's caused by bacteria. There are always bacteria in your mouth. When they're present in small numbers, they don't cause any real damage.
22 April 2017
If you don't have the right dental care tools at your disposal then it can be more difficult for you to take good care of your teeth. There are a lot of great tools on the market and you can easily purchase them at your local pharmacy or grocery store. Here are five dental care tools that can help you with your dental care: Dental floss While most people know they should be using dental floss to remove food particles and bacteria after they eat, a lot of people still don't make a regular habit out of using it.
17 April 2017
If you have experienced tooth squeeze on your most recent dive, then there is a high chance that you have small pockets of air that are expanding throughout your mouth. This may mean that you have a cavity or there is something wrong with your dental restoration. Either way, it is important to see a dentist as quickly as possible. A common result of tooth squeeze is inflammation. You may notice swollen or bleeding gums around where there is intense pressure.
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.