Going to the dentist isn't any fun, but it is one of those things that just has to be done. For years, I fought the process and didn't go for my regular cleanings and in the end, it sure didn't pay to do so. I ended up spending ten times as much time in the chair and a boat-load of money in dental repairs. If you don't like going to the dentist, you can make it easier on yourself. This blog will show you a few tips that can help you improve the experience and get through the treatment without as much discomfort.
18 April 2017
Although tooth enamel isn't a living structure, did you know that there are parts of the tooth which are alive? The dentin—or the bone-like celluar structure—covers the pulp, which contains the nerves, tissues, and blood vessels inside your teeth. However, trauma or decay can cause infections which can kill the pulp tissue for good. Take a look at some symptoms for dying teeth and how to fix them. When does a tooth die, and what are the signs?
11 April 2017
If you have periodic pain in one of your teeth when you bite down on food, then it is very likely that the tooth is cracked. Dentists have a name for this type of problem and call it simply "cracked tooth syndrome." Cracked tooth syndrome is challenging for your dentist to diagnose and is a painful dental problem that will require intervention in order to eliminate your pain. To help you better understand this dental issue before visiting your dentist's office for treatment, here are the answers to some common questions about cracked tooth syndrome for you to review:
6 April 2017
All dentists recommend that you floss regularly, but just doing it isn't enough. It's possible to floss every day and still have poor oral health and gum disease if you don't use the right techniques. Whether you're planning to start flossing or already have a regular habit of doing so, read the checklist below to find out how to maximize the benefit of flossing. Scrape Teeth If your teeth are tightly spaced, chances are the floss is doing a good job of scraping the sides of your teeth to remove sticky plaque and biofilm that's full of the bacteria that causes plaque.
31 March 2017
Many people make the assumption that dental veneers only serve a cosmetic purpose and don't really improve health. However, this is not necessarily the case. Veneers actually offer some considerable health benefits. Those considering dental veneers should be aware of the following: Dental veneers can help to prevent cavities and certain oral diseases. Typically, a patient's enamel will protect their teeth from bacteria and oral diseases. However, over time enamel wears away.
21 March 2017
There are a number of dental problems that you or your family members may encounter that should be treated in advance of your next dental checkup. While you can schedule an appointment with your family dentist if you notice something such as an achy tooth, you shouldn't wait for this appointment with issues that are more pressing. Instead, it's a good idea to find an emergency dental clinic in your city.