You might be thinking of training to become a dental hygienist and are wondering what type of education do you need to earn your credentials? While it is not necessary to attend a four-year university, it can open up more avenues of employment in different fields than you might have thought of. Here is a good idea of the type of classes and seduction you will need if you want to train as a dental hygienist.
28 August 2017
When children are small, they may not always be able to tell you whether or not they are experiencing tooth issues. After their baby teeth have come in (and before their adult teeth are set), they can still experience issues such as tooth breakage and cavities -- but they may not be able to tell what the problem is. Here are a few signs that they may be having problems with their teeth.
31 July 2017
Having healthy gums is the key to having healthy teeth after a dental resconstruction. However, there are many things you should try to avoid if you want to enjoy the healthiest gums possible. There are habits individuals engage in on a routine basis that can affect the quality of the gums. Working to eliminate doing some of these may be helpful in having the healthiest gums possible. Habit #1: Smoking
14 July 2017
Teeth whitening by a dentist guarantees you one thing; your teeth will be noticeably whiter than they are with store-bought teeth whitening kits. However, there are some things that this cosmetic process does not guarantee. You will need to prepare for your professional whitening by doing these three things first. Remove Silver Amalgam and Replace with Tooth-Colored Amalgam Teeth whitening procedures do not whiten the dark areas of your teeth that are affected by silver amalgam.
6 June 2017
Did losing a large amount of weight lead to you wanting to improve the look of your teeth as well? If your teeth are in a condition in which it will likely take a long time to achieve satisfactory results, cosmetic dentistry might be a good option. There are a few steps that must be done before you can undergo a cosmetic dental procedure. Basically, the overall condition of your oral health will play a role in what must be done during the process.
20 May 2017
While feeling around your mouth, you may discover that an area near a single tooth is swollen. This bulge near the tooth is likely the result of gum disease. This is not an uncommon condition, with half of Americans having swollen gums at some point. While it is likely that only your doctor can treat this condition in the long-term, there are some treatments you can use for temporary relief.
1 March 2017
Cavities often result from enamel damage caused by bacterial acid. When the bacteria in your oral cavity feed on carbohydrates from food particles in your mouth, they release byproducts of their digestive process. One of these byproducts is bacterial acid. As the acid dissolves essential minerals within the tooth enamel, cavities form. The cavities, which are also called dental caries, are essentially holes in the tooth enamel. Various types of fillings may be used, depending on the size and severity of a cavity.
17 February 2017