A few years ago, I realized that I was thinking about dental care all wrong. Instead of listening carefully to my dentist and making the necessary changes, I assumed that he was ultimately responsible for making sure that my teeth stayed healthy. Unfortunately, I developed a few serious cavities because I failed to properly brush and floss my teeth, and I knew that it was my fault. I decided to start taking notes at my dental checkups and carefully abiding by the dentist's orders. The difference was almost miraculous. This blog is all about working with your dentist to improve your result.
9 March 2017
If you have temporomandibular joint disorder, chances are you experience a fair amount of pain in the affected joint(s). Unfortunately for TMJ sufferers, people with this disorder are also likely to experience tooth grinding, as well. The pain and stiffness in the joint can sometimes cause surrounding muscles to become tense or misaligned, causing the afflicted person to grind their teeth as a result. This can not only add more discomfort to your life, but it can seriously harm your teeth.
9 March 2017
If you have been looking for a way to straighten your teeth invisibly, you may have multiple options. The orthodontic appliances that are available to straighten your teeth are dependent on multiple factors, including the degree of misalignment and other associated conditions, such as bite problems. Still, there is likely an invisible option available to meet your tooth-straightening needs. Here are a few orthodontic applications that fit in this category:
6 March 2017
Going to the dentist is a vital part of your dental hygiene and can be a very good way to ensure that your teeth and gums are still healthy. The dentist is also there for you when you have emergency procedures that need to be done. One emergency procedure that you may encounter is an abscessed tooth that needs to be operated on. If you have ever had an abscessed tooth, you know that they can be extremely painful.
2 March 2017
As a teen, getting a dental restoration can both exciting and nerve-wracking. You want to choose an option that looks natural. Therefore, dental implants may be your first choice for a dental restoration. They look almost exactly like your own teeth and are often durable. They are also initially more expensive. Therefore, you should take all of the precautions to make sure you do not need to replace them prematurely. This can be a struggle if you are involved in high impact sports.
1 February 2017
You're finally on the vacation you've looked forward to for months! The last thing you want to deal with is a dental emergency. Whether it's a broken tooth, a lost filling, or a run-of-the-mill toothache, having a dental problem while far away from home is not on anyone's bucket list. If you find yourself in this situation, don't panic. Here are some steps you can take to improve your odds of enjoying the rest of your trip.