A retainer is designed to ensure that the progress that your braces have accomplished is not reversed over time. However, like all dental installations, retainers are exposed to a great deal of general wear and tear, and can break or become misshapen over time if you don't take proper care of them. Thankfully, there are a few simple things that you can do to ensure that your retainer does not become damaged and continues to support your teeth properly for as long as possible.
5 April 2017
If you are getting braces this spring, here are three tips that will help you deal with summer food, summer sports and summer vacation. #1 Dealing With Summer Food One of the great things about wearing braces is that you can eat pretty much whatever you want as long as you take care of your teeth after you eat. You can still enjoy such summer treats as corn and barbeque grilled foods; however, you are going to want to make sure that you will be able to clean your teeth right after you enjoy these types of foods.
29 March 2017
When people think of a dentist they usually think of getting a checkup, or having them create an oral health plan. The truth of the matter is that dentists actually can do a great deal to help you with your oral health. A dentist is the person that you can go to with almost any oral problem. This article is going to go over a few different procedures that your dentist will be glad to help you with.
22 March 2017
Clear aligner braces are a popular choice for people who are in need of orthodontic care. However, the aligners are not for everyone. If you are considering clear aligner braces, here is what you need to know. Why Are Clear Aligners Not for You? Clear aligners are great for hiding the fact that you have braces, but there is a possibility that your orthodontist might recommend a more traditional measure. There are some situations in which clear aligners are not an option.
17 March 2017
If you've had dental implants for a long time but haven't had them restored, you could be one of those lucky ones who just took really good care of the implants -- or you could be experiencing problems that built up so slowly that you haven't realized you need help. Take another look at your dental implants in the mirror and if you see or feel any of these problems, it's time for a trip to the dentist.
14 March 2017
If you have missing teeth in your mouth, your dentist may suggest dental implants to restore those missing teeth. This is a process in which a small titanium rod is placed into your jaw, and a synthetic crown is created to fit on top of the rod. The tooth looks and feels natural, and does not require any special care. You can expect a dental implant to last permanently, and you brush and floss like normal.
10 March 2017
If you have one or several missing teeth, then you may want to think about having a dental implant placed in your mouth. Implants look and feel natural and many types of people have great success with the artificial teeth. While most people can receive implants, there are certain things that can cause complications with the surgical procedure that is required to place the implant root. Taking certain medications can cause such issues, and this includes blood thinner medicines.
7 March 2017
As an adult with misaligned teeth, you may have finally decided that now is the time to have your teeth corrected. Still, you may shudder at thought of how traditional braces can affect your social life and your self-confidence. However, there is no need to forgo your dental alignment because of the impact on your appearance. There are some dental alignment appliances that are practically invisible when worn. Here are a few of them:
3 March 2017
Getting your teeth professionally whitened at a dental clinic is the easiest way to achieve a whiter smile, but it can also be a painful experience. If you have never had this completed before, it's important to understand that you may feel a lot of sensitivity during the procedure and afterwards. This should not scare you from going through with it, though, because there are steps you can take that will make the procedure less uncomfortable and that will leave you with less sensitivity after it is complete.
1 March 2017
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that consists of three main parts, which are the implant, the abutment, and the crown, and you cannot get an implant in just one visit. In fact, it may take months to complete the entire process. When you are ready to begin the first phase of the dental implant process, your dentist will insert the implant in your jawbone. After that is done, there are several things you should understand about the healing process needed in order to finish the dental implant procedure.
27 February 2017