Braces provide a relatively safe and efficient way to straighten the teeth. There are multiple types of braces, but each typically includes an archwire, brackets, and a method of attaching the brackets to the wire. The archwire of traditional braces is attached to the brackets using elastic bands. However, for braces that include self-ligating brackets, the archwire is simply fed through the tiny holes in the brackets. The brackets of traditional and self-ligating braces can be constructed of a metal or ceramic material, depending on the aesthetic desires of the patient.
9 September 2018
If you're both a smoker and drink alcohol, you have a higher risk of developing oral and pharyngeal cancer. In fact, the risk is 300 times greater. Here is what you should know about this potentially fatal disease. What Is Oral And Pharyngeal Cancer? Oral cancer is a cancer that occurs anywhere in the mouth, including the pharynx. The pharynx is the back of your throat, the tonsils, and the back part of your tongue where it attaches.
19 August 2018
One of the most common forms of teeth whitening is to use whitening trays. If you are planning to use this smile makeover service, you should know that using customized trays from your dentist has several advantages over using over-the-counter trays; here are some of those advantages: The Bleaching Trays Won't Irritate Your Teeth One of the best things about custom trays is that they are designed to fit your mouth properly.
21 July 2018
If you constantly feel like your breath is bad and if people have told you that it is, you probably suffer from halitosis. Halitosis is the dental term for bad breath, and it is a condition that affects a lot of people. There are several main things that can cause a person to have this condition, but one of the most common causes is plaque. What is plaque? Plaque is a common word used in dentistry, and it refers to the sticky substance you can find on your teeth.
23 June 2018
Caring for your teeth and gums can be overwhelming at times, but it is important. Considering half of all Americans have some form of gum disease, you may be at risk of this dental disorder that can wreak havoc on the look and underlying health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. Gum disease stems from bacteria that spreads through the mouth, infecting and inflaming the gum tissue that supports your teeth.
23 May 2018
If you have lost one or more teeth and are planning to undergo oral reconstructive surgery, you may not know what to expect during your recovery period. Here is a bit of information to help ensure that your recovery from your oral surgery is problem-free. What to Expect Immediately After Your Surgery Before your surgery, you will need to arrange to have a friend or loved one drive you to your appointment, especially if you plan to take an oral sedative before receiving your treatment.
20 April 2018
Do you have an upcoming appointment scheduled for your child to visit the pediatric dentist? If so, they may be a bit nervous about going. While going to the dentist is never something kids look forward to, there are some things that you can do to ease their mind about the appointment. Try doing the following three things. Use Positive Phrases You can make a big impression on your child based on the language that you use.
20 March 2018