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.
21 June 2019
After you get your braces removed, you may notice white spots on your teeth called white spot lesions. Acids left behind by bacteria breaking down sugar in your mouth dissolve calcium and other minerals out of your teeth if they're left in contact with the surface of your teeth for too long. White spot lesions then show up due to demineralization under the tooth's surface enamel. They're common in areas where it's difficult to brush plaque away, like around the brackets and bands of your braces.
20 May 2019
While most people who get dental implants never have problems, others may develop implant failure. This is typically the result of preexisting medical conditions, and sometimes, the result of prescription medications. Here are some things that may raise your risk for dental implant failure and what you can do about them: Insufficient Blood Supply If you have a medical condition that causes poor circulation such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease, then the blood supply to your dental implant surgical sites may be not be sufficient enough to maintain the healthy bone and soft tissue that is essential for proper functioning dental implants.
23 April 2019
Cosmetic dentists go beyond the functionality of your teeth, giving you a smile that you can be proud of. With new technology, the ability to replace missing teeth and reshape teeth continues to improve. Whether you have discolored teeth that you want to whiten or you are tired of teeth that are too short for your mouth, it's time to see how a cosmetic dentist can provide you with the changes you want.
24 March 2019
A dental implant is currently one of the best tooth replacements you can get from your dentist. This tooth replacement looks and feels like the real thing, and with proper care, can last for the rest of your life. However, there are certain factors that could mean you're not a candidate for standard implants. One of the solutions that have come up for people who can't get regular dental implants is to put in subperiosteal implants instead.
23 February 2019
Teeth that are severely decayed typically respond very well to root canals. When the pulp of your tooth becomes severely infected, your dentist will perform a root canal by removing the pulp and cleaning the inner portion of the tooth. After the tooth has been meticulously cleaned, it will be sealed. Root canals allow for the saving of the tooth that would normally require extraction. Here are some telltale signs of a severely decayed tooth that you need to be aware of so that you can quickly seek treatment from your dentist: