Your smile is one of the first things that many people notice when they meet you for the first time. Because of this, teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry have become more popular than ever before. Americans spend more than $1.4 billion on average on over-the-counter teeth whitening. However, in some cases over-the-counter products are not enough to get a bright smile. This is often the case with teeth stained by tetracycline.
7 September 2017
Primary teeth, or baby teeth, might not seem that important, but they play a bigger role in your child's dental health than you realize. Therefore, taking care of them is crucial. If your child has baby teeth coming in, here is what you need to know about them and how you can care for them. Why Do They Matter? Baby teeth fall out within a few years after they first start to erupt, so some parents mistakenly believe that they are not that important.
8 August 2017
Zoom whitening is one of the fastest ways for a cosmetic dentist to whiten your teeth. A hydrogen peroxide solution is applied to the teeth. An overhead light that produces UV light is then turned on, helping to break down the solution. As the solution breaks down, oxygen is released from the hydrogen peroxide that enters the enamel of your teeth, helping to get your teeth white and bright quickly. This procedure may be repeated up to three times in an hour time period for the best results.
20 July 2017
The enamel on your teeth is extremely strong. In fact, it is the strongest material in your body. However, you want to keep in mind that this doesn't mean that it is invisible. It is still in thin layers on your teeth and therein lies the weakness that allows things like cavities and breaks to happen. There are so many ways you can erode your teeth and the more you understand how it can happen, the better your chances will be of avoiding at least some erosion and keeping your teeth healthier longer.
24 June 2017
Unless you're automatically going to opt for dentures by the time you reach a certain age or experience a certain number of dental issues, taking good care of your natural teeth is extremely important. With the aging of natural teeth, more and more complications may arise. Here are seven problems you may face with your own teeth as you get older and how to solve them. 1. Bleeding Gums Gingivitis and/or periodontitis are common causes of bleeding gums and they're more than just an annoyance.
5 June 2017
It's always important to listen to signs and signals from your body. For many people, this may come naturally with muscular aches and pains, but may tend to be ignored when the pain is in their mouth. Toothaches, jaw pain, and associated discomfort aren't normal and aren't things you're required to live with, and being aware of signs of distress is vital to maintaining your health. Below, you'll find a guide to some warning signs that your wisdom teeth may need to be extracted.
3 May 2017
Dentures are extremely strong and long lasting. Therefore, they can often be used to accomplish most activities including scuba diving. The fear that comes with wearing dentures to scuba dive is that the dentures will loosen and become dislodged during the dive. However, as long as take the proper precautions this should not be an issue. In order to prevent dentures from falling out, manydiversr end up with jaw fatigue. This can result in an extended period of pain once the dive is complete and will only go away once your jaw relaxes.
27 April 2017