Good dental health is a major component of any child or adult keeping their health in check. Tooth maintenance and preventing dental issues such as cavities or tooth decay is just as important as getting enough nutrients, exercising enough, getting enough sleep, and sanitation such as washing hands or showering or bathing. If a person suffers bad teeth problems such as cavities, tooth decay, or loss of enamel, expensive dentist procedures such as root canals, tooth extraction, and more may be necessary, and root canals and getting teeth pulled out is not something a person would want. How can good dental care save money in the long run? What can a family dentist do for you? Why are sealants and dentures useful for different patients?
Dentistry as a Whole
There is more to dentistry than root canals or X-rays. Among all American professions, dentistry ranks in the top 10 most trusted and ethical professions, and the services of (more…)
Kids are notoriously unenthusiastic about trips to the dentist. Even as adults we rarely jump for join when we book an appointment. But, did you know that there are kids dentists that specialize in working just with children? Here I’ll break down the basics that you need to know about kids dentists, so that you can better understand how helpful they can be for your children and your whole family!
What Training Do Kids Dentists Have?
Kids dentists all attend the minimum of 4 years in an accredited dental school. They then go on to complete another 2 years in a residency position. There they will specialize their training while working with infants, kids, teenagers, and children with special needs. All of that experience means they not only know how to make the dentist visit a little easier for parents, but they know how to interact with children of all ages and backgrounds. Having a friendly face to look forward to can make a world of difference for kids when it c (more…)
Anyone who has had any kind of general dentistry knows that certain food, like candy, is bad for your teeth and for the teeth of your family. Kids dentists have done a great job in recent years of raising awareness about how what goes in bottles and what kids eat has a powerful effect on their dental health, as well as how their dental health affects their overall health throughout life. But preventative care in general dentistry is more than just regular cleanings and avoiding candy. There are some unexpected things that can be just as damaging to your children’s teeth as gooey candies and lots of sugar.
Many people feed their children fruit juice under the mistaken impression that this is healthy. In reality, while fruit is “natural” in a way that sugar and soda is not, fruit juice has just as much sugar as soda and is just as damaging both to your child’s metaboli (more…)
Your 17 year old daughter has a love hate relationship with her invisible aligners. She loves how they are quickly repositioning her teeth into the healthy smile that she desperately wants, she hates that she has to wear them at all. After nearly two years in traditional braces, she failed to follow through with the 12 months of retainer wear that she as assigned and the result was a shift in three teeth that damaged her current permanent retainer. Left with just a few options, which included everything from leaving the shifted teeth as their were to wearing traditional braces again, you, your husband and daughter decided that the invisible aligners would be the best option. They cost a little more than the tradit (more…)
Many people feel self conscious about the look of their teeth. Statistics show that 32% of people surveyed reported being concerned by how their teeth looked. One cause for this can be if you’ve recently suffered damage to your tooth. Considering that, it’s important to know the three possible outcomes of direct trauma to the teeth. Knowing what type of situation you’re in can help you find the best ways to treat these problems. With that in mind, here are three common types of damaged teeth.
- Intact Tooth That Feels Loose
If you’ve suffered damage to your tooth, it’s common to notice that it feels slightly different. If your tooth feels slightly loose and you’re seeing a bit of blood, it’s understandable for this to feel jarring. You’ll want to check and see if your tooth feels loose. It’s important that you don’t use too much pressure to do this. That being (more…)
If you ask a random civilian on the street how they feel about the dentists, then chances are they will say they hate it. Most people hate having to go visit the dentist, which is quite weird considering the fact that people care about their teeth. Understand that just about 32% of all people are truly concerned by the look of their teeth. So here are the facts on why you should fix your broken tooth if you have one!
Recent scientific data has revealed that dental implants have a current success rate of nearly 98%. While a broken tooth may be a hard situation to deal with, you can easily fix your situation. All it takes is a dental crown and you will be looking great within a few days.
Across the United States, nearly 12 million people have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth. Sometimes this does not deal with a broken tooth but instead deals with a terribly infected tooth. So if you have a cavity that grows out of control, you can fix it with a crown to make you (more…)
For many adults, the idea of losing a tooth sounds like a nightmare — 99.7% of Americans surveyed say that having a healthy smile is a key factor in one’s social life, and nearly three-quarters (74%) say that an unattractive smile could even hurt their chances of having a successful career.
Yet having one or more missing teeth is more common than you may think. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 36 million Americans are missing at least one of their pearly whites.
But is having a missing tooth really all that serious? It might be easy to think that one can go about their lives normally after losing one of their adult teeth, but the reality isn’t always so simple. Keep reading to find out the facts about having a missing tooth — and whether or not you should speak to your family dentist about replacing it with a dental implant:
Missing teeth make eating a challenge
Going to the dentist is probably not high on anyone’s list, but it is something that is very important, not only for the health of your teeth and mouth, but also for your overall health. Many people avoid going to the dentist for a number of reasons, most of which are not valid. On the other hand, 96% believe an attractive smile makes them more appealing to the opposite sex. If you want to keep that appealing smile and have good teeth, you need to go to the dentist regularly. Here are some of the reasons it’s important.
Some people believe that regular brushing and flossing is enough, and they only need to see the dentist if they notice a problem or experience pain. That’s not true, however, as nearly half the population over 30 has some form of periodontal disease, and that number increases to 70% for people over 65. Mild forms of the disease may not present any symptoms, but they will be apparent to a trained practitioner of general dentistry. That’s why it’s important to see you (more…)
Cosmetic dentistry might seem like a relatively new idea. After all, how long have braces and bridges, crowns and veneers really been used to brighten our smiles and improve our teeth? It turns out it might be longer than you think. Read on for more of the fascinating history of cosmetic dentistry.
Before the Early Years: 3000 BC
Ok, so this might not actually qualify as cosmetic dentistry, but we do know that people were concerned about the cleanliness of their teeth and the look of their smiles even back then. As long ago as 3000 BC people were using sticks to clean their teeth! Apparently not much has changed. Almost 100% of modern (more…)
Dental care for kids should begin at an early age, with simple steps like regular brushing and flossing, and biannual dentist visits. Pediatric dentistry can be quite different from dental care for adults, because kids’ teeth are different. Dental pediatricians specialize in treating kids, and even their offices are set up to reassure kids who might be nervous about a dental visit.
Why dental care for kids matters
Dental care is important for kids, because it teaches them good oral hygiene habits for a lifetime. The lack of dental care can also create problems ranging from toothache to other health problems. Even though it is important for kids, as many as 20% of kids in the U.S. lack dental care. This can lead to problems like tooth decay. In fact, about 40% of al (more…)
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