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.
22 December 2018
Does the thought of even routine dental procedures send chills down your spine? Does just the thought of a dentist's chair leave you desperate to be doing anything else at all? Maybe you had a bad experience with a dentist when you were younger, or maybe you just have a phobia of dentists that doesn't seem to have any particular origin. It can be easy to feel ashamed of dental anxiety, but in reality it is extremely common in adults.
21 November 2018
At times parents think it doesn't matter what happens to their children's baby teeth because they are going to fall out eventually, but there is a lot of attention that needs to go into the baby teeth. If your child fell or got hit in the face and they have tooth that is jammed, dislocated or has moved, you want to get to a dental professional right away. This is true even if you have to go to an emergency dental clinic.
24 October 2018
A lot of people with missing teeth prefer implants because they prevent bone loss, feel more secure than dentures, and look aesthetically pleasing. Because every patient is different and has different needs, there are three different types of dental implants to choose from. Here are the basics of each type so you can have an idea of what would work best for you. Transosteal Implants Transosteal implants pass all the way through the jaw bone; these implants go through the bone and are fixated on a U-shape frame at the bottom of the jaw.
29 September 2018
There are risks that your kid takes on by playing a contact sport. More specifically, they can receive a hit to their face that causes damage to their teeth. The best way to prevent this from happening is to have your kids wear a mouth guard when on the field, since it protects their own teeth from becoming damaged. Here are some things to know about mouth guards that you may not be aware of.
5 September 2018
Periodontitis means inflammation around your teeth. In general terms, it is often called gum disease. It does not involve cavities, so it does not require any fillings or root canal. However, it is more detrimental to the health of your teeth in that if it is left alone, you could end up needed dentures. Periodontal disease will cause the tissue and bone holding your teeth in place to decay making your teeth fall out.