My family's dental health is important to me. Unfortunately for me, it is not as important to my little ones. Getting my kids to brush and floss on a daily basis is almost like taking on an obstacle course. I talked to my family's dentist about different methods I could try to encourage them to brush and floss on a regular basis. Some of the tricks worked, some did not. After some experimentation and talking to other parents, I was able to come up with a lot of great tips for helping kids care for their teeth. I started this blog to help other parents get creative when it comes to their kids and dental care.
18 April 2015
Enamel is the hard, white outer layer of your teeth, and while it's strong, it can be worn away. Here's what you need to know about enamel abrasion. What causes enamel abrasion? Enamel can be worn away by anything that rubs or scrapes against your teeth. Pushing too hard when you brush your teeth can wear away your enamel, as can using toothpicks or other hard objects to clean your teeth.
14 April 2015
Have you ever been afraid to flash your smile? Do you notice that you have a close-lipped smile in all of your pictures? You should have a smile that you are proud of. It helps to smile naturally when you are meeting new people because it puts them at ease. Your oral health is incredibly important and plays into the aesthetic of your smile. Porcelain veneers can help correct problems with your smile.
23 March 2015
Dentinogenesis imperfect is a hereditary condition that affects how much and how well the dental dentin develops. Dentin is the vital hard tissue that serves as the mass of a tooth. The dentin surrounds the sensitive root structure and itself is surrounded by protective enamel. The type III version of the condition is highly geographically specific, with sufferers having been born in the Brandywine region of Maryland. So type III is rare and oddly specific.
27 February 2015
When we think about braces, we tend to think about teenagers. For many of us, in fact, braces were a big part of our own childhood. Less well-known is the fact that adults can often benefit from braces as well. Like any procedure, getting braces as an adult has both its positives and negatives. Here's a closer look at what you might expect as an adult getting braces: Why Might I Need Braces as an Adult?
24 February 2015
If you look in the mirror and suddenly see white spots on your gums, you might be alarmed. Many peoples' first thought is "Oh no, cancer!" While white spots are sometimes an indication of oral cancer, they often have a much less worrisome cause. A condition known as benign leukoplakia commonly causes white or gray spots to appear on the gums. In the early stages of development, these spots might even be common canker sores.