Dental bridges typically use the natural teeth surrounding a gap to anchor the appliance in place. This allows the bridge to cover more than one empty space at a time, unlike dental implants. However, sometimes a dentist will recommend getting an implant-supported dental bridge rather than use the natural teeth. Here are two reasons you may want to agree to this option: No Deterioration Over Time The main problem with using natural teeth as anchors for dental bridges is they deteriorate over time.
2 December 2017
After having your teeth whitened, it is only natural that you want to prolong the results for as long as possible. By making a few small changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can maintain a bright smile that you are proud to show off. 1. Adhere to Your Dentist's Suggested Aftercare Diet Immediately after your whitening procedure, your dentist will send you home with an aftercare diet. Usually, it is advised that you adhere to the diet for 24 hours, but follow your dentist's specific recommendations.
1 November 2017
Now that people are living longer, it is more important than ever to properly care for your teeth. Permanent teeth that are lost can never be replaced. Here are a few ways to help ensure that your teeth last throughout your lifetime. Use a Water Flosser A water flosser is a specialized device that releases a concentrated stream of water through a small maneuverable nozzle. The water can be directed at specific areas of the mouth, such as between the teeth and along the gumline, to dislodge plaque and leftover bits of food.
4 October 2017
People who brush their teeth may still pay little attention to their gums. Nevertheless, the state of your gingival tissues is important. It plays a significant role in your oral and systemic health. Here are a few conditions that are associated with unhealthy gums. Bone and Tooth Loss Oral bacteria release acid that can inflame or irritate sensitive oral tissues, such as the gums. The acid is excreted as one of the microbes' digestive byproducts, and if not promptly diluted or removed from the mouth, it can cause gum disease.
8 September 2017
Dental braces for adults over the age of fifty are becoming much more common; dental practice has changed within the past few decades, and older people are encouraged to keep their teeth rather than having them pulled and replacing them with dentures. This means that it has become advisable for adults to get braces in order to correct dental malocclusions (problems with bite), overcrowded teeth or crooked teeth. If left untreated, these conditions will increase your risk of tooth loss and gum disease.
14 August 2017
One of the first characteristics that people notice when they meet a new person is their teeth. Teeth can be a very important part of your overall appeal to another individual, or teeth can be a real hindrance. The problem is that crooked teeth do not allow you to look your very best, and that can hurt self esteem. The good news is that braces are able to straighten out teeth, and help anyone look their very best.
24 July 2017
If you have a young child and want your son or daughter to grow up healthy with strong teeth, then it is never too early to start concentrating on good oral care. While it is a good idea to clean the gums and the first teeth that erupt through the gums, you also want to make sure that you avoid certain activities as well. These activities involve sharing saliva with your child.
27 June 2017