The most important thing to remember about toothbrushes is that they are removing all the bad germs and bacteria from your mouth. Taking good care of your toothbrush can be very important to your mouth's health. After all if you let bacteria build up on your toothbrush it won't do you much good while brushing.
People who suffer sensitive teeth know how frustrating it can be to try to eat hot or cold foods. Sensitive teeth can be associated with other more serious complications so be sure to consult your dentist if you experience any discomfort. When the gum recedes away from the tooth it exposes the dentil which are a network of small tubes that lead to the nerve of the tooth. When heat or cold reaches the dentil, it flows to the nerve and causes pain. Here are some all-natural home remedies to help ease tooth sensitivity.
There is a new and interesting treatment for treating TMJ and other causes of jaw stiffness and pain. These treatments are experimental currently but the research shows the treatment could be beneficial. The injection of Botox into the facial muscles around the jaw can relax the muscle and can reduce TMJ pain and even reduce headaches in people who grind their teeth. No other areas of the face are affected by the injections and the pain is brief and minimal. The procedure is also quick, lasting usually 10-30 minutes depending on the severity. After your injection you will start to feel relief nearly immediately, but how long will it last?
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.
While these techniques make for entertaining YouTube videos, dentists typically do not recommend you use a tractor to pull baby teeth.
Modern dentistry has made the replacement of teeth easy, but why should we pay to have our teeth replaced? By adulthood most of us will have lost at least one tooth due to decay or possibly an injury or accident. It is tempting to believe since the tooth is gone it cannot cause you any more trouble. Here are some things to think about when deciding to have your lost teeth replaced.
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.
We are all told we should get regular dental checkups, but why are dental checkups so important? What is the dentist looking for? One of the things they will be looking for is plaque buildup on your teeth. Plaque is one of the largest causes of gum disease. Recent studies have linked gum disease to an increased risk of stroke and heart attacks. Having regular 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!
We know the dentist can cause anxiety, even for adults, so we want your child to feel comfortable with their treatment. When you decide on a dental office, stick with it. The relationship between the patient and dentist will put the patient at ease. As your child becomes more accustomed to his or her surroundings at the office, their anxiety about going to the dentist 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!