So, you are an adult, and you now want to get braces to straighten your teeth. Okay, but are you aware that braces for adults are quite different than braces for children? In fact, there are some key differences that make the process a little more difficult for you now than if you had braces when you were younger. You should consider the following differences carefully and use them as you weigh your decision about getting braces.
24 March 2018
Some people have serious fears of whitening their teeth, believing that doing so would expose them to serious injuries. Here are some of the questions people have on teeth whitening, and their factual answers: Is It Poisonous? Many chemicals are poisonous to the human body, so it is only natural to be concerned about the potential toxicity of tooth whitening products. Most experts agree that high doses of carbamide peroxide might be poisonous to the human body.
27 February 2018
If you have crooked teeth or other issues, you may be considering braces. However, having traditional metal braces as an adult can be embarrassing. Luckily, Invisalign offers invisible braces that correct your smile without letting everyone see a mouth of metal. If you are considering invisible braces, check out these four facts. They Are More Comfortable Traditional braces have metal brackets and wires that can be painful, especially whenever the braces are tightened.
26 January 2018
If you have a fracture or crack in one of your teeth, this is something you definitely don't want to ignore. Once you have a fractured tooth it will be at an increased risk of completely breaking, as well as having other dental problems arise from it. Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine you have a fractured tooth if it is very small. In fact, the dentist may need to use a special dye on the tooth for them to be able to see it.
27 December 2017
A missing tooth can seriously compromise the overall aesthetic of your smile. While there are a few different options available to you when it comes to replacing a missing tooth, making the choice to invest in a dental implant can be wise. Here are three reasons why replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant might be your best option. 1. Dental implants help preserve bone density. The bone that anchors your teeth needs to be stimulated regularly in order to remain healthy.
27 November 2017
To keep your teeth clean, healthy, and strong, you might use the best toothbrush you can find, or you might add more calcium-fortified foods to your diet. Although these habits are good ways to protect your teeth, they may not be enough to stop adult tooth decay. However, you can prevent tooth decay and its consequences by having your teeth professionally cleaned. What Are the Consequences of Tooth Decay? Tooth decay is a destructive dental disease that can lead to tooth loss (edentulism) over time.
6 November 2017
Receding gums are often a precursor to gum disease. If your dentist has told you that your gums are receding, there are natural steps you can take along with medical intervention to stop the development of periodontal disease. #1 Floss Every Day Flossing is a great way to get rid of the plague that builds up around and in between your teeth. When you floss, make sure that you are bringing the floss all the way down to the base of your gums, and wiggle the floss around back and forth.
9 October 2017
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