Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing
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Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing

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.

Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing

  • 4 Ways To Feel Happier About Your Dentures

    15 June 2015

    Most people would rather retain their own teeth into old age than have to rely on dentures -- but that doesn't mean you have to feel depressed, frustrated, or uncomfortable with your new dental appliances. Here are four things you can do to help yourself accept dentures as part of your everyday life. 1. Schedule Adjustments as Needed Dentures wearers can expect a certain amount of soreness when they first receive their new dentures.

  • 3 Effective Home Toothache Remedies For Temporary Relief

    22 May 2015

    Many people find a toothache to be one of the most painful conditions out there. Toothaches are often worse than the pain that accompanies another infection because there are so many nerves in your mouth, and because the infection has nowhere to go. There are no home remedies that can completely cure a toothache, unfortunately. You will have to go to the dentist for antibiotics, and possibly for root canal therapy or extraction in order to permanently fix the problem.

  • 5 Things Braces Wearers Need To Know About Demineralization

    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.

  • Dental Galvanism - How To Eliminate It

    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.

  • 5 Ways To Make Brushing Your Toddler's Teeth More Fun

    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).