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.
12 June 2015
Oral pain isn't just uncomfortable, but it can also be nagging. This is true whether the pain is located in a tooth in the front or back of your mouth. However, this type of pain can be even more intense when the source of the pain is located under your dental bridge. If you are experiencing this type of pain, understanding some of the causes and what you can do to resolve the issue can be helpful.
20 May 2015
If you have braces and it's about time to have them removed, you may be a bit worried about the process. You have more than likely become so used to having your braces on that it is difficult to imagine not having them on anymore. The process for removing them isn't very complicated, but it does have to be done by your orthodontist. Read the information below to understand what is going to happen when you go to your appointment for the removal process:
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.