With one set of adult teeth to spare, you cannot afford to miss your daily opportunities to brush, floss, rinse and repeat at least once before bedtime. You also should keep your appointment with your dentist at least twice a year as recommended by the American Dental Association. This is to ensure you tackle any plaque or tartar in hard-to-reach places that you missed when brushing or flossing.
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The new year is a busy time with many social and family engagements. Between shopping, work, and holiday parties, it is hard to find the time to look your best. While getting an updated hairstyle and new clothing for that special party or gathering, consider another often overlooked accessory. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Make a small change with a big difference this New Year with a brighter whiter smile.
There are many home treatments suggested for a whiter smile. Prices range from under ten dollars to some very hefty prices for the benefits of brightening your teeth. Besides adopting a healthier diet with less sugar, there are some at home tips you can try.
-Switch to an electric toothbrush.
-Use a home whitening solution.
-Brush with baking soda.
-Change your toothpaste.
-While home treatments can yield some results, they often take more time than professional treatments. However, the best care of your teeth is always important. If you are looking for a faster more effective solution, your dentist can help.
Cleaning and Polishing
You might think that it’s too late to improve your teeth in time for the holidays, but dentists have special tools that can get the job done quickly and effectively. Dental cleanings are recommended every six months for a reason. Your dentist can remove buildup you cannot get rid of with your regular brushing and flossing routine. If you are behind on your dental cleaning schedule, a cleaning can offer some great whitening benefits.
Removal of built-up plaque and tartar can brighten your smile.
Professional cleaning improves the appearance and health of your gums.
Your cleaning includes a professional polish which gives you a bright shiny smile.
The shade of your teeth naturally changes over the years. Stains and discoloration also build up contributing to a smile that may not be as bright and healthy looking as you want. Professional teeth whitening is the fastest most effective way to a truly brighter smile. If you have ever tried an over-the-counter whitening solution only to see little improvement, it is time to consider the benefits of professional whitening.
-Professional quality whitening solutions are more powerful than what exists in stores.
-Professional application means the right amount of product is applied properly.
-Professional whitening means you see results with only one treatment instead of weeks of treatments with store products.
-Avoid stress by letting the professionals take care of this important medical treatment. -Chemicals used in the process can damage your teeth if not used properly.
If you avoid smiling because you are ashamed of your teeth, you are depriving yourself and those around you. Your teeth are not only a valuable part of your appearance. They are an important part of your overall health. Stop putting off your visit to the dentist and wow everyone with your bright healthy smile for the holiday season.
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It is estimated that anywhere from 5 to 8 percent of adults suffer from dental phobia. Bad past experiences, pain, and embarrassment are some of the reasons that people have dental phobia. Some people’s phobia is so bad that it will stop them from going to the dentist, even if dental work is clearly needed. Fortunately, there are things that people can do to overcome dental phobia. (more…)
One of the best things that you can do is make sure that your child develops good oral hygiene habits as soon as possible. Here are a few tips for ensuring that your child learns how to take proper care of their teeth and gums.
Dentists and families have told us for years to avoid sugar because it promotes tooth decay. The World Health Organization and the US Government both issue recommendations to help us limit our sugar intake. The reason for these recommendations is to give us a reasonable expectation of the level of sugar intake we should scale down to for our health. Dental health is more a part of that than most people realize.
It’s common knowledge that dentists recommend getting teeth cleaned twice a year. You may wonder why your dentist recommends a cleaning every 6 months, but there are many reasons your dentist asks that you come in bi-annually.
Oral care doesn’t stop just because you have lost some or all of your teeth. Maintaining clean and well cared for dentures is a very important part of keeping your mouth, gums, and throat healthy also. Most dentures are made out of a plastic called polymethyl methacrylate acrylic, or PMMA, and need to be taken care of in a much different manner than teeth. Always make sure that you check with your dentist, but there are some general tips that everyone should be aware of for proper denture care. (more…)
Temporomandibular Joints pain, or TMJ, is medically referred to as TMD, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. These joints are located that the side of your head and make up your Jaw bone. These joints control the way you chew, speak and yawn. When these joints are not working properly, TMD occurs. This can cause a great amount of pain since these joints affect all area of your face. This disorder can also inhibit the ability to communicate effectively and can cause many challenges in the workplace and society if left untreated. (more…)
Going to the dentist isn’t always the most pleasant experience, particularly for young kids. It’s common for children to have a fear of the dentist, and for a pretty good reason—dentists work with one of the most sensitive areas of the body and not every dentist is conscientious of their needs. What qualities should you look for in a family dentist? One that not only works with your children, but also with you? (more…)
Toothaches are a very common affliction, and pain can range from mild to very severe and even debilitating. It’s important to watch out for fevers, headaches and earaches, pain when opening the mouth wide, and toothaches that last more than a day or two. Your dentist or doctor may have to refer you to a specialist for further care if the treatment is beyond their abilities. (more…)