Sometimes, kids don't understand the importance of regular brushing and flossing. To a youngster, there may be many other activities that are more fun and appealing. Nevertheless, good oral hygiene can protect your child from many tooth and gum problems. Here are a few reasons that your child should brush properly at least twice a day. Plaque Becomes Tartar Dental plaque is a combination of oral bacteria and particles of food.
19 November 2017
You may not think about the amount of bacteria your toothbrush can accumulate within three months, but it may be serious cause for concern. Being proactive about keeping your toothbrush sanitary can prevent cross-contamination. Consider Silicone Toothbrushes made from silicone offer a significant advantage over traditional bristle brushes. One of these advantages is that the material does not collect bacterial like bristles. This means the brush stays sanitary longer and reduces the likelihood of cross-contamination.
3 November 2017
Popcorn is a delicious snack, but the hard kernels lurking inside the fluffy bits of popped corn are a danger to your teeth. Crunching down on a kernel unexpectedly is enough to crack a filling. Broken fillings are fairly common, especially when they are old or brand new. However, if you crunch down on something hard like a kernel or ice, you can chip a solid filling or even a tooth.
29 September 2017
So, you had to get dentures, but the good news is that it isn't the end of the world like you may think. While there may be some foods that you won't get to enjoy any longer, there are still plenty of denture-friendly foods that you can indulge in. Here are a few of them and how you can enjoy them: Foods for Breakfast Scrambled Eggs – Scrambled eggs are incredibly soft and healthy, not to mention they're easy for you to chew.
2 August 2017
Being afraid of going to the dentist is nothing to be ashamed of. While statistics can vary, it's a pretty common occurrence. Unfortunately, letting those fears stop you from routine cleanings can affect your oral and overall health, so it's important to find ways to get back in the dentist's chair. Here are five tricks you can implement that will help allay your fears and build your confidence. Understand Where the Fear Comes From
18 July 2017
Dental implants are the most permanent and natural of all the tooth replacement options, but you will need to go through surgery so the implant device can be secured. Surgery is the most trying part of the process, but most people tolerate both the surgical operation and the healing process fairly well. You may notice some bleeding right after the surgery. This is normal, but it can be troublesome for some.
21 June 2017
Missing teeth can make it difficult to lead a normal life. Not only is it hard to chew when you're missing teeth, it's also hard to speak properly, especially if you're missing one, or several, of your front teeth. According to statistics, about 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. If you're included in that group, your dentist may have recommended a bridge to replace those missing teeth.
27 May 2017