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.
7 December 2015
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is no longer the death sentence it once was, with many HIV-positive individuals actually enjoying the same (or a longer) lifespan as non-infected individuals thanks to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment medications. However, being diagnosed with HIV can still be a life-changing event, and you may have questions about how to handle even the most minor of ailments or even your own personal hygiene. Read on to learn more about the clues your oral health can hold to your HIV status, as well as what you should do to protect your teeth and gums after diagnosis and during your ongoing treatment.
7 December 2015
A white and bright smile can enhance your entire appearance and make you feel more self-confident about yourself. If your teeth are not currently as white as you want them to be, there are certain things you can do at home to improve the way they look. Changing some of your lifestyle habits can make a difference in just a few weeks. Here are eight effective ways to whiten your smile:
4 December 2015
Around 15 million root canals are performed each year. This means that the treatment is both a common and routine one that most dentists are very familiar with completing. Most root canals are performed due to the formation of an infection within the tooth. The treatment removes pus and bacteria from the infection, and it also gets rid of damaged tissues and the nerves that sit low in the tooth. Root canals usually do not fail or require additional treatment once they are completed.
3 December 2015
When it comes to revitalizing your own personal aesthetic, cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular over the years. Not only does cosmetic dentistry perform an aesthetic function, but it can also increase the strength and resilience of your teeth and oral health as well. Despite the increased visibility of cosmetic dentistry as a practice, there are still a number of procedures that are not very well known to the public at large.
3 December 2015
Dental decay isn't the only way you could potentially lose a tooth. Severe trauma caused by an accident, contact sports or even through a bit of horseplay gone too far can lead to a partially or completely avulsed (knocked-out) tooth. Over 5 million teeth are knocked out due to these and other injuries. Unless you're a hockey player who takes a missing tooth as a badge of pride, there's a good chance that you'll want to hang onto your tooth to preserve your complete smile.