The mental health issue of obsessive compulsive disorder is something that many people experience to varying degrees. While you might joke that you have OCD when it comes to keeping your desk organized, the reality is that some people who struggle with OCD experience this condition largely taking over their lives. When speaking to a family doctor or mental health professional is important, you'll also want to consider what your OCD might be doing to your dental health.
3 March 2019
The next time you visit the dentist for a cleaning and exam, you should not be surprised if your dentist screens you for sleep apnea. Many dentists now offer sleep apnea screenings and treatment for sleep apnea, and this is because so many people have this condition but do not even know. If you have sleep apnea, you will likely have some of the risk factors and signs. Here are some of those signs.
4 February 2019
Root canals are important dental procedures because they save teeth. If you have an infected tooth, your dentist may give two options: an extraction or a root canal. Choosing a root canal is usually the best choice since you'll be able to save your tooth. Here's why saving your tooth is important and how a root canal can help do that. Why Saving A Bad Tooth Is Worth It A missing tooth can affect your appearance, but even if the tooth is in the back of your mouth and out of sight, you should still consider saving it rather than pulling it.
4 January 2019
There are a few medications that can make wearing braces a challenge. For example, anti-seizure medication can cause your gums to grow out of control, which can cause the gum tissue to grow over your teeth and in-between the spaces of your teeth. In addition, certain medications can cause problems with abnormal oral bleeding. Here are some medications that may cause bleeding under your brackets, and what you can do about it.
5 December 2018
The holiday season can be rough on your teeth. You are eating more sugar than normally and since you are so busy, you may spend less time cleaning and caring for your teeth. Fortunately, there are a few and easy ways that can you can decrease your chances of developing a cavity this holiday season. Here are three tips to help you get through the holidays cavity-free. Remember to Brush and Floss Regularly
4 November 2018
Missing permanent teeth can affect people of all ages. This is not just a cosmetic problem, but a problem that is likely to cause oral issues down the road. A popular and effective solution to replace missing teeth is dental implants. This is a surgical procedure in which a titanium rod is placed in the gum and fused with the jawbone. Once the rod has properly bonded with the bone, an artificial tooth is attached.
8 October 2018
If you are a parent, you may have a number of aspirations for your little one. However, one of your primary concerns for your child is likely their health. Still, general health is affected by many factors. Oral health plays a significant role in your youngster's overall well-being. Poor oral health has been linked to systemic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. Thus, it is important to keep the teeth and gums in good condition.
12 September 2018
A lost filling, a cracked tooth, or a toothache that won't go away is never any fun. It is especially troublesome if you can't get to a dentist right away. Although most people put together standard first aid kits for their home, dental first aid is often overlooked. Fortunately, you can remedy this situation so you are ready if a dental emergency strikes. Dental wax Think of dental wax as the bandage in your dental first aid kit.
22 August 2018
Patients who are wanting to enhance their smile will likely want to review a variety of cosmetic procedures. Veneers can provide one of the most effective and fastest ways of dramatically remaking your smile, but you may want to be aware of some key points about veneers. Veneers Require Structural Changes to Your Teeth In order for the veneers to be applied to the teeth, a small amount of the enamel will have to be removed.
18 July 2018
Even if you have never had your teeth treated orthodontically, you may have known someone with braces who seemed to visit the orthodontist regularly. If you are now planning to have the alignment of your teeth corrected, you may be wondering why and when orthodontist visits are necessary. Here are few times that you can expect to visit your orthodontist for your treatment with braces. Application of the Appliance Once braces have been prescribed for your teeth, you will need to visit the orthodontist for their application.
26 June 2018