Top 7 Dental Hygiene Tips for Your Kids Kids might not keep their baby teeth for long, but that’s no reason to ignore proper dental hygiene. Aside from the risk of getting cavities, untreated gum disease compromises kids’ ability to eat well, sleep properly, and function at home and school. Plus, healthy baby teeth keep jawlines straight and hold the space for adult teeth to grow in. Establishing good oral health at an early age [...]
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Gum Disease in Children & When It's Time to See a Periodontist Making sure your child is properly brushing and flossing can be a challenge, but it’s well worth the effort. The risks of poor oral health aren’t limited to cavities. When plaque is not adequately removed from the gumline, bacterial growth can lead to gum disease, also called periodontal disease. Poor oral care isn’t the only culprit, though. Even if your children practice great [...]
Top 5 Dental Procedures for Senior Health A lifetime of chewing, grinding, and general wear and tear can take its toll on your teeth. Add complications from certain medical conditions and medication side effects, and oral health becomes more important than ever for senior citizens. Prevention, by way of daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist, is the best defense. However, proper oral care can become more challenging with age, leading to [...]
Importance of Dental Care for Geriatric Patients Proper dental care is important at any age, and while the aging process itself isn’t detrimental to oral health, certain medical conditions associated with aging can complicate oral hygiene habits. Arthritis, for example, can make simple tasks like brushing and flossing difficult, and cognitive health disorders can also affect a senior’s ability to maintain their oral health. Whole-body health is directly impacted by oral health, and senior dental [...]
All on 4 Dental Implant Guide Tooth loss is typically attributed to advanced age, but poor maintenance, disease, and trauma can also result in the need to replace one or several teeth. Dental implants are an ideal way to restore your smile and improve your overall oral health. Advancements in dental technology have made it easier than ever to achieve a full-mouth transformation without having to resort to ill-fitting dentures. If you need a [...]
Dental Implant Procedure | How Does it Work? Dental Implants Work Dental implants are an increasingly popular way to replace missing or damaged teeth, and for good reason. They’re stronger than crowns or bridges, they fit better than dentures, and they look and perform like real teeth. Plus, dental implants can prevent jawbone deterioration, which is an unfortunate but natural consequence of missing teeth. If you’re not familiar with dental implant surgery, it essentially [...]
Things to Know Before Getting Braces Braces allow patients to enjoy straighter, more beautiful teeth that are easier to clean and less prone to oral health problems later in life. But braces are also a commitment—in money, time, and maintenance efforts—so there are some important things to know before heading to the orthodontist. Cost and treatment time isn’t one-size-fits-all Even with dental plans that cover orthodontics, braces are a serious financial investment, especially [...]
What To Know About Types of Teeth Whitening Types of Teeth Whitening Dental discoloration is common and caused by many factors, including certain food and beverages, smoking, poor oral hygiene, and even age. Fortunately, you have a wide variety of teeth whitening options available to restore the natural radiance of your teeth. If you want a bright new smile but you’re not sure which treatment is right for you, here’s a brief guide on [...]
7 Signs That It's Time to See Your Dentist Going to the dentist can seem intimidating, especially if it’s been awhile. But your teeth are an important part of your body, and believe it or not, they affect your overall health. Maintaining your teeth with good dental hygiene and regular check-ups will help keep them healthy and strong for years to come. A general rule of thumb is that you should visit your dentist [...]
Best Time To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed When To Get Wisdom Teeth Removed Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as your third set of molars, are the last to develop and break through the gum tissue. Leftover from the days when humans ate raw meat and needed an extra set of molars, wisdom teeth are now more likely to crowd your mouth and cause oral health issues. While not everyone needs to have their wisdom [...]