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.
17 October 2022
For hockey players, a trip to the emergency dentist is sometimes unavoidable. Whether you're dealing with a cracked tooth or a dislodged tooth, an emergency dentist can help you get back on the ice as soon as possible. Here's everything you need to know about visiting the emergency dentist, from what to expect to how to prepare. How Do You Prevent Unnecessary Injury? Short of staying away from the boards, you can avoid unnecessary injury by wearing your mouthguard.
16 August 2022
A smile is the best accessory to wear to lift your mood and appearance. Proper dental care and oral hygiene ensure you keep your smile and dental health intact. Improved dental solutions like dental implants, veneers, and dentures allow you to build on your dental health. However, you'll hurt your chances of improving your dental health without following the correct dental procedures when getting dental implants. Avoid these mistakes when going for dental crown implants.
16 August 2022
Dental crowns are among the most commonly used solutions in the dental industry. Patients are often unsure, though, whether they're good candidates for crowns. If your dentist says you're dealing with one of these 5 problems, there's a good chance crowns could be in your future. A Weak Tooth If you have at least one tooth that's weak from something like a sizable crack, a dentist may want to replace the exterior with something that'll hold up better.
13 July 2022
Orthodontic treatment is an option for anyone with crooked, crowded teeth or misaligned jawbones. An orthodontic specialist or even your general dentist can help you find the orthodontic treatment that can address your concerns. These are four factors that can affect your orthodontic treatment: 1. Age People can fix their orthodontic problems at any age. However, people who begin treatment in their teen years, before their bones have fully hardened, may have a faster, easier treatment process.
27 May 2022
Most people are familiar with Botox use on the face, but did you know that dentists are also using Botox in their practice? No, they are not removing wrinkles from teeth, but they are seeing some exciting effects from the use of Botox. Here's what you need to know. What is Botox? Botox is a highly purified protein that can be used to relax muscles. When injected in small amounts, it can block the signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing them to relax.