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.
14 November 2023
In the world of dental health, X-ray services play an integral role. These advanced diagnostic tools provide invaluable insights into the state of one's oral health, allowing dentists to detect and address issues that might not be visible to the naked eye. This blog post will delve into the various types of dental X-ray services and their significance. Bitewing X-Rays Bitewing X-rays are commonly used during regular dental check-ups. They provide a detailed view of the upper and lower teeth in one specific area of the mouth.
11 October 2023
Dental fillings are one of the most common dental treatments used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay. The procedure is designed to fill in cavities as well as protect and strengthen teeth. They are essential, and you may have experienced them at least once in your lifetime. But when do you need dental fillings? This post will help you understand the signs that indicate you need a filling, the procedure, and what to expect.
17 August 2023
Some individuals have teeth that appear short. It may make them appear to have a "gummy smile." This can negatively impact self-esteem or cause individuals to try to hide their smiles. Innovative advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for individuals to get their teeth looking proportionate. There are a variety of things that can cause individuals to have short teeth. Lifestyle habits such as drug or alcohol abuse can erode enamel and shorten teeth.
11 July 2023
If your child has a fear of the dentist, or if they're unable to sit still for very long, having dental work done can be a challenge. You can't let bad teeth go untreated or your child could suffer from toothaches and infections. Conscious sedation for children is an option to consider. Talk to your child's dentist to see if sedation is a good match for your child. Here's how it works.
30 May 2023
In-office teeth whitening procedures, also known as professional teeth whitening or chairside bleaching, are performed by dental professionals to enhance the brightness and whiteness of teeth. While there can be variations in techniques and products used, the general process typically involves the below steps. In-office whitening procedure steps Examination and preparation — Before the whitening procedure, a dental professional will examine your teeth and oral health to ensure you're a suitable candidate for the treatment.