Now that the new year is here, it's time to start thinking about those resolutions. If proper dental care isn't at the top of your list, it should be – especially if you want your natural teeth to last as long as you do. Proper dental care includes semi-annual dental checkups, as well as brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. However, there are some other steps you can take that will improve the health of your teeth and gums.
29 December 2016
If you go a couple of times a year to have your teeth cleaned and whitened, you may wonder if there is anything you can do at home to keep your teeth white in between treatments. If so, you may want to seek out the following three fruits that contain malic acid that can help remove stains and keep your smile bright. Apple A Day Keeps The Stains Away Apples not only keep the doctor way, but they also help brush away tartar and stains.
13 December 2016
If you've always wanted to work in the medical or dental fields but aren't sure you have the drive, free time, or money to spend nearly another decade in school after obtaining your high-school diploma or GED, you may be wondering about your options. Fortunately, the increasing number of medical specialties has made it easier than ever before to find an industry job that requires only a few years of higher education or on-the-job training.
28 November 2016
When you plan to host friends and family for a holiday get-together, you'll likely spend a considerable amount of time carefully crafting the menu. The right refreshments can make the party even better, but it's useful to give some consideration to avoiding the foods that could land one of your guests in his or her dentist's chair. You can put together an impressive array of treats for your guests while still omitting some foods that put your guests' dental health at risk.
4 November 2016
A cracked or chipped tooth can be painful, can contribute to oral decay, and can be expensive to have repaired. Prevention is always the best cure, so when you're enjoying a holiday meal or engaged in contact sports, you will need to look for ways to protect your teeth. Harmless Cracks Not all cracks are a concern. Small, hairline cracks can form as a result of temperature changes. These cracks are not painful and are only on the surface of the enamel.
18 October 2016
According to Humana, over four million people in the United States wear braces. Although the procedure is quite common, there are several myths concerning braces. Below is a list of the top four misconceptions and the actual truths you need to know about braces. Braces Aren't Attractive and Are Extremely Embarrassing to Wear With advances in technology, children and adults have more options when it comes to braces. Many sets are clear instead of the traditional silver, making them less noticeable.
29 September 2016
Forensic dentistry is a fairly new field of science. For a time in the fifties, it was assumed that you could detect a person's bite by the marks his/her teeth left behind, but more recent advances have shown otherwise. Still, personal identification via the teeth has become a reality. Here is how your dentist is able to assist the police in identifying dental evidence in the absence of your family member's physical self.
13 September 2016
If you have recently had your teeth whitened, you may be trying to avoid the development of new stains. However, that can seem difficult if you are going camping for a prolonged period. Without the regular amenities of home, you may feel that you cannot maintain the whiteness of your teeth. Here are a few measures that you can take during a camping trip to help ensure that your teeth are not discolored during your getaway:
24 August 2016
Acute apical abscess refers to a common type of dental infection that comes on quickly, causes immediate discomfort and pain, and creates soft tissue swelling around the base of the affected tooth. Left untreated, the infection can cause severe damage or even nerve death in the tooth. Pus in the swollen tissue can potentially eat through the jawbone and spread the infection elsewhere in the body. If you visit your dentist as soon as symptoms progress, an acute apical abscess is highly treatable.
3 August 2016
A dry mouth is something that affects many people every year. From medications to thrush, there are many reasons that people suffer from a dry mouth. If you are suffering from a chronic dry mouth, you are probably aware that it can wreak havoc on your oral health. Fortunately, you can treat your dry mouth by following these four tips: 1. Drink Plenty of Water If you experience dry mouth, one of the easiest ways to relieve it is by drinking plenty of water.
18 July 2016