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.
13 June 2017
Tooth loss occurs for many different reasons. One may suffer an injury, have tooth decay, or even experience a loose tooth from such diseases as cancer. The American College of Prosthodontists reports that an astounding 178 million people in America have at least one missing tooth. If you find yourself within that group, there is something you can do about it. A tooth replacement can be made so that you can enjoy a perfect smile and retain the ability to enjoy your food as you normally would.
18 May 2017
Many people choose to have dental veneers placed on their teeth to help with aesthetic problems, and the tooth caps can really enhance dental appearance. However, some individuals are concerned that the tooth coverings will look unnatural. While this is true, this is rarely a problem with the veneers. An unnatural appearance is typically caused by the look of the other natural teeth in your mouth. If you want to retain a natural appearance, then keep reading to learn about some tips to do so.
4 May 2017
An issue that many people seem to have with going to the dentist isn't so much fear of the procedure as fear of how much it could potentially cost, especially if those people don't actually have dental insurance. Listed below are three methods that can help you save money on dental work. Buy A Discount Plan One method that can save you quite a bit of money on dental work if you don't have insurance is to buy a discount plan.
27 April 2017
If you are going to be going in for dentures soon then you want to be armed with all the facts so you know just what to expect and so you can be sure that you are taking proper care of them. You can learn important factors about the process and wearing them here so you have the education you need. Your dentures will be designed just for you: You will go into the dentist's office and they will use a variety of methods to fit you for your dentures.
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.