Whether you have a dental concern that does not require visiting a professional or you need a temporary fix until your appointment, there are many products that can help. Many times, the products can be found in your kitchen or at retail stores. Dry Socket If you have recently had an extraction, the pain should decrease over the next one or two days. Sometimes you may notice an increase in pain for no apparent reason.
29 December 2014
The history of dentistry goes back a long way--farther than you might expect. In 5000 B.C., the Sumerians referred to "tooth worms" as the cause of tooth decay and attrition. Since that time, almost every civilization has developed techniques for dealing with oral hygiene and dental issues. Some of these techniques are surprisingly effective. Others seem like the worst possible approach imaginable. Here are some of the more interesting dental practices used by humans throughout history.
2 December 2014
Porcelain veneers are applied over the surface of your existing teeth to smooth out your smile. Once applied, your teeth appear uniform, white and flawless. The veneers require some regular care and attention to keep them looking their best. In contrast to the effort required to care for the veneers, you can stain, damage or destroy them much easier. Here are seven different ways to damage your veneers. Ignore Them
24 November 2014
Losing teeth and wearing dentures can be a traumatic life event that no one wants to go through. Permanent dental implants can improve your life, especially when you are struggling with all the problems associated with tooth loss. Here are four real reasons you should get dental implants. Dentures Cause Damage Constant pressure on the bones beneath your gums will cause the bone to atrophy. Wearing dentures causes this type of constant damaging pressure on your jaw bones.
18 November 2014
After a quick trip to the dentist you may be shocked to see your dental bill. Depending on how thorough your insurance coverage is, you may have to save up for more serious treatments like root canals and bridges, or you may have to work out a payment plan with your dental office. Before you start to resent your dentist for the cost of his or her work, you should take some time to consider the real cost of treatment.
18 November 2014
If you're about to undergo chemotherapy for treatment of cancer, you should be aware of the possibility of side effects pertaining to your oral health. Some of the more common dental issues experienced during chemotherapy include mouth pain and inflammation, bleeding gums, dry mouth and infection. A change in taste sensation may also occur. How Chemotherapy Affects Oral Health Chemotherapy drugs are intended to kill cancer cells in the body. In doing so, the drugs may destroy other "
13 November 2014
The tooth fairy brings joy and delight to kids all over America and many other parts of the world. While most parents view it as merely a fun fantasy for children, the tooth fairy myth can be wrapped into a larger, more meaningful experience. Proper care of teeth can be a difficult task for children, but savvy parents can use the tooth fairy to help reinforce positive habits. Here are some things you can do:
21 October 2014