Our parents and our parents' parents have pulled baby teeth with the good ole string attached to the doorknob trick. Since the inception of YouTube parents have found new interesting ways to pull baby teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to spaces in your jaw bone where teeth once stood. These spaces can cause problems with your other teeth and jaw. Having teeth missing can cause the bite pressure in your mouth to change. This will make teeth shift in your mouth. Shifting teeth mean more places for plaque to enter your mouth in places that are difficult to clean. This means an increased risk of gum disease.
Teeth serve other purposes other than just cutting through food so we can survive; they help you speak. We often forget that our teeth help us form the sounds needed to communicate, since we have not experienced this limitation since we were children. Having teeth missing, depending on the location, can have an impact on our communication with the world around us.
Your jaw bone has places for each one of your teeth. Your teeth hold these spots on your jaw and if your teeth are not there to perform their duty it can compromise the bone of your jaw. The bone around the empty space will start to wear down and deteriorate.
Of course, we all want perfect teeth and no one wants a gap in their teeth. You can call and set up an appointment today to have your teeth replaced and get back to having a perfect smile you’re confident in!
The best defense against cavities is still a healthy diet and maintaining good dental hygiene. This is a fun animated video about how cavities form in our mouths! So we can better understand and protect ourselves in the future. It is never to late to start good hygiene practices!
Flossing is the last thing anyone has time for. Dentists tell us we need to floss after every meal but who has time for that? Flossing takes time since we are not practiced at it. What if we are all just doing it poorly? So, I am here to tell you the secret to flossing. First, let me say that it is important for you to floss. This blog is full of reasons that keeping your teeth healthy can be better for you. I will not go into lengthy detail about the benefits. If you want to know more read our previous blogs, but the just is that flossing removes plaque in your mouth that your toothbrush cannot reach. Kids should start flossing when they have the ability too. Anyone who has flossed knows that it does take some amount of manual dexterity to floss correctly. If you have two teeth that are touching then it is a good idea to floss between them.
Some people will debate whether It is better to floss before or after brushing, whether flossing after each meal or just three times a day is best. Many different theories on what time is best or flossing. The best time for flossing is anytime that you will floss. If flossing in the morning, or night works best for you then that is the best time. I recommend this simple step by step process to floss.
checkups will decrease the chances that your permanent teeth will need to be replaced. Having to replace your permanent teeth can be costly and who doesn’t want to keep their own teeth? Also helpful is that your smile will be bright and white. Having a great smile will boost your confidence since regular cleanings will help remove stains on your teeth. Sometimes toothbrushes won’t remove food in hard to reach places. These bits of food can cause bad breath. Having a checkup and a cleaning will remove all possible bits of residue or unwanted matter in your teeth. Making sure your breath smells fresh. One of the most important aspects of a regular checkup is that your dentist can detect anything of possible concern. This is your dentists time to identify anything that may cause your issues in the future. This means that preventative action can be taken to mitigate any of your future discomfort. Without this regular checkup then the dentist can’t do his or her job well. Schedule your regular checkup today and start gaining all the benefits!
will decrease. Most preliminary dental appointments are non-invasive and designed to teach the younger patient good dental hygiene habits. You can call the office and ask what exactly to expect from your first visit. The office would be more than happy to work with you to communicate exactly what will happen, this way you know exactly what is coming.
We want a partnership between our staff and your family, so we’re are here to help. We would be happy to help with recommendations for products or dietary adjustments, for instance which foods cause more cavities. It is also important to know what emergency care is available. Knowing that emergency care is available for your child whenever it is needed can give you peace of mind. Your smile and health are important to us and starting dental care early can make a large difference moving forward in life. We will do all we can to make sure no smile is disregarded because of fear for the dental practice.
A Mount Pleasant man by the name of Mark Swain was attacked by two men late November. Swain, who is the president of the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Association, suffered some damage to his teeth. Shortly after Swain was talked into setting up a GoFundMe. The Clear Choice Dental Implant Center picked up on the story. Well before the attack Swain had neglected dental care and had a slight phobia of the dental office. On March 1st Swain spent eight hours in the dental chair. Clear Choice removed his old and damaged teeth free of charge. They implanted a temporary material and plan to have him return in order to fit his new permanent teeth. After the extensive dental work, Swain praises the office for making the experience as comfortable as possible. Which goes to show that there is no need to be afraid of dentists. Even after eight hours in the chair Swain is less afraid of dentists than before his dental work. Your smile is worth it!
Many people have not realized that the dentist they remember is not what dentistry is now. The industry has made the dental visit much more comfortable for the patient. There are no longer huge needles to inject anesthesia, the Wand is a computer controlled machine that uses a much smaller needle and is less painful. If you do not like needles at all, there is a nasal spray that is FDA approved that takes them out of the equation completely. The dental tools have also been improved. The once loud and invasive drill has been replaced with a much easier to use, smaller, and quieter counterpart. If the drill still bothers you, many dentists have noise canceling headphones. Digital imaging has taken the place of dental impressions. Needless to say, your dentist wants you to come to the office and so do your teeth!
"It's true that when we understand the implications of something it becomes important to us. I believe that we've missed out, in society, of communicating the importance of dental health."
A short video of Steven Lin describing the power of a smile in our life and how society has missed the mark on teaching people the dangers of neglecting oral health.
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