In the world of dentists, root canal procedures are among the more radical options short of performing full-on oral surgery. Root canals also have a somewhat undeserved reputation for being painful, and this combination of facts has led to some misconceptions about the process. Here's what you need to know about roots canals and why dentists might elect to perform them. The Basic Goals of Root Canals The root canal is the space in a tooth where the soft pulp is.
19 March 2019
While everyone should floss and brush daily and regularly visit their dentists' offices, many people slack in one area or another when it comes to managing their oral hygiene. If you've been getting by with fewer dental appointments and lackluster care for your oral health at home, you might think that you can expect to keep taking it easy as you get older. However, that's typically not the case. Here's why it's more important than ever to take care of your teeth once you get older.
20 February 2019
If you have crooked teeth, the best option may be to get braces. However, it is important to understand that braces come with certain restrictions. While you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, the metal brackets and wires can suffer damage, and your teeth and gums are more susceptible to inflammation and tooth decay due to trapped food. Now, there are some foods that are riskier than others, so to ensure that your teeth and braces are safe, here are four foods that you should avoid while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
22 January 2019
Your smile defines you. It is often the first thing people see when they meet you and, for 48 percent of Americans, it is also the feature they find most memorable about you. That's great news if you like your smile. If you feel your teeth aren't white enough or straight enough, then there are some changes you can make. 1. Whitening Toothpaste: The least expensive way to get a whiter smile is to switch toothpastes.
19 December 2018
If you had to wear orthodontic braces as a teen, chances are you have uncomfortable memories of going to the orthodontist and then worrying about how you'd look with a mouth full of metal and elastic. Luckily, when it comes time to consider getting braces for your teens today, there are a wide variety of traditional and high-tech materials available for modern orthodontics. Stainless Steel The typical braces that you see on the average orthodontic patient consist of brackets and wires.
19 November 2018
Having straight teeth isn't something that comes naturally to most people. If you have crooked teeth and are an adult, the last thing that you may want to do is wear a mouth full of metal. Even though traditional metal braces have their benefits, they aren't exactly cosmetically appealing. Luckily, metal braces aren't the only way for you to get straighter teeth. With Invisalign, you can get straight teeth without the hassle and fuss of traditional metal braces.
21 October 2018
Fear of the dentist is common for adults, and children can also learn to be afraid of going to the dentist if they have poor dental experiences as a child or if parents show their own discomfort to their children. One of the simplest ways to help your child avoid developing a fear of dental care is to use a pediatric dental office for all tooth care. Pediatric dentistry is especially designed to help children feel safe and excited about going to the dentist.
26 September 2018
You probably already understand the importance of brushing your child's teeth even at an early age. However, you may not realize your child should also be flossing their teeth at this early age. As a matter of fact, dentists recommend flossing as soon as your child has developed two teeth that are touching one another. Because each child is different, the development of two teeth that are touching may occur between the ages of 2 and 6.
3 September 2018
Many people have their own definition of what a dental emergency actually is. While some people have a high pain threshold and can put off a problem, others cannot. Here are some potential problems that could be a dental emergency. Chipped or Broken Teeth If you noticed one of your teeth has become chipped or broken, it may not be painful at all to you, while it could be causing pain to someone else in the same situation.
4 August 2018
Composite bonding is a procedure in dentistry that is used for a wide variety of problems. The material is crafted from a composite resin that hardens to look and feel like tooth. If you aren't familiar with dental bonding or what it can do for you, check out these four problems that can be corrected with composite bonding. Crooked/Gapped Teeth Most of the time, crooked and gapped teeth are corrected with braces, because braces are the most effective at re-positioning teeth.
11 July 2018