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.
28 December 2016
Smoking can wreak havoc on your oral health, and if you need an implant, smoking can delay healing time and increase the risk of failure. Luckily, there are ways to lessen the effect smoking has on your implants. Here are some tips and ideas to keep in mind: 1. Tell your dentist you smoke. Before having any dental work done, make sure that your dentist knows that you smoke. Your dentist can use that information to steer you towards the right treatment, and he or she may be able to provide you with resources on quitting.
27 September 2016
If you have ever had your teeth whitened and suffered extreme pain, you may wonder how all your friends and relatives are getting this done without feeling pain. Teeth whitening can be painful for some people; however, it is not at all painful for others. It's also important to know that there are things you can do that might help you decrease the sensitivity you have with your teeth so you can have professional teeth whitening completed in the future.
29 July 2016
Wisdom teeth are removed for a wide variety of reasons. For instance, your mouth may not have enough room for the third molars to fit in behind the second molars. Also, if you have a relatively small mouth, then it may be hard for you to work a toothbrush behind and around the teeth. Cavities are then likely to form in the teeth, so wisdom teeth are often removed well before this can happen.
1 June 2016
If you don't have any of your natural teeth, you're not alone. In the United States, more than35 million people are missing all of their teeth. Fortunately, many options are available for replacing these missing teeth, including bar-retained dentures. Here are four things you need to know about bar-retained dentures. What are bar-retained dentures? Bar-retained dentures are a type of implant-supported denture. These dentures clip onto a metal bar that runs along the length of your jaw.
2 May 2016
In order to keep your teeth and gums healthy, you need to make sure you're getting enough calcium, magnesium, vitamin B3 and vitamin B12 in your diet. Since the best sources of these four nutrients tend to be meats and animal products, those who follow vegan diets don't always get enough. This can lead to an increased risk of oral health issues, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and canker sores.