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.
4 May 2015
The outer layer of your teeth, the enamel, is mostly made of minerals. About 96% of tooth enamel is made of minerals, with calcium being the major mineral. Pores in the enamel allow more minerals to join your enamel, keeping your teeth strong throughout your life, but these same pores can also allow minerals to escape. Demineralization is very noticeable among people who have worn braces. Here's what you need to know.
13 April 2015
Have you ever experienced a shock, or a strange sensation when you bite down? Have you ever experienced the feeling of chewing on tin foil, even when there was no metal in the food you were eating? If you have ever had any of these experiences and you have traditional amalgam fillings or crowns, you may have experienced dental galvanism. This can be really painful, or it may just feel really strange.
2 April 2015
Teaching your toddler to brush his or her teeth (or outright doing it yourself) can be a tough task. However, regular brushing is critical for keeping your toddler's mouth healthy while their baby teeth continue to emerge. Make brushing more exciting for your little one by using one or more of these fun tips! 1. Sing a Song Dedicate a song to brushing teeth, and only sing that song while your toddler is brushing (or you are brushing your toddler's teeth).
12 March 2015
Any major change in the mouth is bound to disrupt daily habits. While invisible braces have a lot of pros to them, anyone deciding on the braces understands that there will be some adjustments along the way. Instead of opting out on the braces all together, there are easy solutions for common problems. These solutions will help you adjust to the braces quickly and can have many more benefits than traditional braces.
3 March 2015
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, around 50 million American women have reached menopause, and most women spend at least a third of their lives in or beyond this change. While menopause is a perfectly natural event, it can lead to a series of changes in the body, some of which can impact on your dental health. Learn more about the effects of menopause on your teeth and gums, and find out how post-menopausal treatments can affect dental implants.