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.
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.
22 April 2022
Did you know that over half of Americans are insecure about their teeth? That's a huge number! Unfortunately, having stained, missing, misaligned, or unevenly spaced teeth also affects the quality of your smile, causing even more self-consciousness issues. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry can fix your teeth and improve your smile in the process. Here are five cosmetic dentistry procedures to brighten your smile. Teeth Whitening Over time, your teeth may develop stains or discolorations from smoking, consuming foods and beverages, or taking certain medications.
11 March 2022
When it comes to dental care and services, many parents have negative experiences that can make them hesitant to bring their child in for care. Dental care can be stressful and frightening for children, not to mention painful in some cases, depending on the services that are needed. Whether you're just resistant because of your own past experiences or you have a child with special needs, it's important that you understand your sedation dentistry options to help ensure that your child gets the care that they need to have healthy teeth.