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.
23 February 2016
Gum disease is one of the more serious oral health issues, and it affects many people. In fact, 47.2 percent of American adults who are 30 or over have gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, you may have this oral health condition and should see your dentist as soon as possible. Gum disease can lead to serious health problems, so you should not take it lightly.
4 January 2016
Asthma is a respiratory condition that can make it hard for you to breathe, but your lungs aren't the only part of your body that are affected by the condition. Asthma is associated with a variety of oral health complications, including xerostomia, also known as dry mouth. Here are four things asthmatics need to know about xerostomia. How does asthma cause xerostomia? There are two main causes of xerostomia in people with asthma.
29 December 2015
If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, your dentist or orthodontist may recommend braces to straighten them out. But, if you're concerned about your appearance, the prospect of having a metal mouth for a year or more may be even worse than the thought of living with crooked teeth. That's why you need to talk to your dentist or orthodontist about lingual braces. An alternative to traditional braces, they allow many people to improve their smiles without having to sport a metal-mouth look.
21 December 2015
If you suffer from missing teeth, you may have problems eating and speaking properly. In addition, you may have poor self-esteem issues from not being able to smile freely for fear of showing gaps in your mouth. One of the most popular ways for people to improve their smile after losing teeth is to get expensive dental implants. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for implants. The following guide explains factors that can affect your candidacy for implants and suitable alternatives such as dental bridges and partial dentures.
9 December 2015
As a parent, you're keenly aware that your children mirror your actions and behaviors. When your little one pretends to speak on the telephone to a friend or repeats a not-so-nice word you accidentally let slip out, you know right away where they've learned it! What you might not realize is that when you have a fear of something, your kids pick up on that, too. Many people have mild anxiety about seeing the dentist, and up to 15 percent actually avoid going to the dentist due to this fear.