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.
4 September 2015
Perhaps you've heard all of the news about the remarkable progress made in dental implants, and you'd love to have some new crowns made. But you've had some bad dental experiences in the past. If you have one of these 3 dental fears, there's some good news for you: The fear of gagging while impressions are made. When you were a kid, you may have had braces installed on your teeth.
26 August 2015
Most tooth extractions are simple procedures performed under a local anesthetic. The recovery process is usually the painful and messy part. Why would you get a tooth extracted (pulled)? Because of advances in preventive dental care and the intricate procedures dentists will use to save a tooth, why is it sometimes necessary to have a tooth extracted? Reasons might include: Removing a tooth to ease tooth crowding Because the modern jawbone cannot accommodate the number of teeth needed by earlier humans to chew coarser foods, many people experience crowding of teeth.
6 August 2015
Most people know that they have to brush and floss their teeth regularly in order to take care of them. However, they forget that there are other things that can cause problems for their teeth. Here are three habits that are very bad for your teeth. 1. Using your teeth to open or tear things. It is quite common for people to use their teeth as tools. If you encounter a bottle cap that refuses to budge, there can be no better tool to open it than your teeth.
22 July 2015
Getting your braces off can be an exciting experience. Not only do you finally get to see how those months (or years) of discomfort have paid off, but you also get to enjoy the freedom of no longer having to worry about orthodontist appointments every other week, wires poking you in the mouth, and feeling self-conscious about your smile. When you get your braces off, there are a few things you should do to make the most of the experience and ensure that all that orthodontic work was worthwhile.
25 June 2015
As a dental patient, it is completely natural to fear pain after your new dental crowns are installed. While this is a valid concern, there are a few things you can purchase ahead of time to ensure that you have everything necessary on hand to combat any pain you may experience. Topical Anesthetic Gel The topical anesthetic gel sold for baby teething pain can safely be used to treat your dental pain.