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.
29 April 2016
A toothache is bad enough for an adult, so imagine how horrific it is for a child. Kids are usually more sensitive to pain and may have trouble sleeping and doing their daily activities with a toothache. Whether the tooth pain is due to a cavity or abscess, your child does not have to deal with the excruciating pain forever. It is possible to give your child relief until you can get him to the dentist's office.
23 March 2016
From its intense effects on the brain and heart to the possibility of liver damage and various forms of cancer, the dangerous risks of alcohol abuse are easy to see. While it plays a role in your physical and emotional health, alcohol can also wreak havoc on the underlying health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. If you are part of the 10 percent of Americans currently in recovery for substance abuse, such as a drug or alcohol addiction, it may be time to understand and repair the damage done to your oral health.
19 February 2016
When you hear the term cosmetic dentistry, you may imagine expensive procedures, such as veneers and dental implants. It's true — many cosmetic procedures are expensive, but there are others that are extremely affordable but still give you a wonderful smile. Check out these three inexpensive cosmetic dental procedures. Tooth Whitening Tooth whitening is an extremely popular cosmetic dental procedure in the US. Your tooth can develop discoloration for many reasons, such as stain-causing foods/beverages (red wine, coffee, etc.
28 January 2016
As your children enter their teenage years, you undoubtedly have a full plate of worries without also losing sleep over the state of their teeth. But once you're aware of the specific dental challenges teenagers face, you're in a much better position to deal with them effectively. Here are some common issues that threaten teenage teeth -- and what you can do to prevent or correct them. Malocclusion The words "
8 January 2016
60 percent of people aged 18 to 24 believe a brighter smile will boost their self-esteem. As such, discolored, dead teeth can seriously disrupt a perfect, white smile, prompting thousands of people to seek a cosmetic solution to the problem. Find out why dead teeth change color, and learn more about the whitening options available if this happens to you. Why do dead teeth change color? The nerves inside your teeth are critical to the development process, effectively helping your body build the teeth from the inside.