In spite of the amount we hear about it in news and media, mental health is one of the most neglected areas of medical science.
Is it possible to keep children’s teeth healthy during Halloween? We believe that the answer is yes. Trick-or-treating has been a never-ending battle to fight off the ever-impending tooth decay and cavities from the onslaught of sugar and sticky treats. With proper maintenance and care, it is indeed possible to enjoy the holiday that children love so much and avoid the Halloween induced cavities. Continue reading to find out how to help achieve this daunting task.
Have you ever experienced a throbbing pain or discomfort in and around your teeth or jaw? Then you know what it feels like to have a dreaded toothache. Dental pain is usually caused by an inflammation of the dental pulp tissue. When damage exposes it, air and germs get in, affecting the nerves and blood vessels inside.
Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in your body? In fact, it is actually harder than steel, but can break much more easily. It is a translucent shell on the outside of your teeth that helps protect teeth from daily wear and tear, but it can still be prone to chips and cracks. Unfortunately, enamel has no living cells and cannot be replaced after it is damaged, which is why it’s important to protect teeth from enamel erosion.
There are several care options for broken or damaged teeth, but sometimes, a tooth can’t be saved and an extraction needs to be performed. Teeth may also need to be extracted in the case of overcrowding or wisdom tooth removal. While the goal is always to save a patient’s teeth, sometimes the best course of action for long-term dental health requires that a tooth be removed.
We all know how important a healthy diet is for maintaining our physical and even mental health. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and lean protein is praised for keeping those extra pounds off and giving us sustained energy throughout the day. Did you know that what we eat, and don’t eat for that matter, also has a direct affect on our dental health? Read more to find out how you can make changes to your diet that will improve your dental and overall health.
Is there a child in your life who dislikes brushing their teeth? Do you have to remind your child to brush their teeth on a daily basis? February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and a great time to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, adults, and caregivers. At an early age, dental habits and attitudes about dental care are established. Would you like some tips on how to set your child up for a lifetime of good dental health? Then follow along!
Whether you’ve invested time and money in a dental implant, or you are considering it as a tooth replacement option, wouldn’t you like to keep your smile as beautiful and healthy as you can for as long as possible? Read on to learn the steps to properly care for an implant.
Many of us expect to have our teeth cleaned by our dental provider as part of our routine oral examinations and checkups. This is a very important piece of prevention dentistry because regular cleanings remove the plaque and tartar that can build up on teeth between appointments. Sometimes there are issues that a routine cleaning can’t completely correct. What can be done in that case?