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Pointers for Adult Dental Care

Posted on Oct 17, 2018

Pointers for Adult Dental Care

  Have you ever began to notice that over time your teeth begin to become more sensitive, soft, or even a little darker? As your body grows old, your body as well as your teeth begin to change. An advance in age puts you at a higher risk at developing many dental problems including: Dry Mouth: Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a decrease in saliva flow Root Decay: Roots of teeth become exposed as the gum line recedes Gum Disease: An infection of the tissue surrounding your teeth Tooth Loss: Decrease in the number of teeth, caused by a variety of factors including gum disease, smoking, and other health issues Not all people are the same, most people who age begin to develop many dental issues, but not all. To maintain good oral health it is essential for people of all ages to: Brush teeth at least twice a day with an ADA approved fluoride tooth paste and a soft bristled toothbrush Thoroughly floss at least once a day Rinse, with an antibacterial mouthwash Visit your dentist regularly Depending on the current status of your teeth how often you visit the dentist will vary Additional tips to maintaining good oral health would be to: Avoid sugary drinks and foods: Replace sugary drinks with water andeat foods from the 5 major food groups. Avoid smoking: Smoking affects the bone and soft tissue of your teeth, leading to gum disease, oral cancer or stained teeth. Replace toothbrush: Your toothbrush should be replaced every 2 to 3 months or whenever the bristles of your brush become worn out. Chew sugar-free gum: Chewing sugar-free gum helps remove leftover debris from teeth and stimulates saliva flow. Although many adults have different dental issues continual brushing, flossing, rinsing and frequent dentist visits will help ensure good oral health for not only adults but also children of all ages. Be sure to talk to your dentist if any new issues begin to occur so that the dentist can treat and prevent these problems. Always remember, healthy teeth are the best...

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Teeth Cleaning for a Preventive Dental Disease

Posted on Sep 26, 2018

Teeth Cleaning for a Preventive Dental Disease

  There are different types of procedures that are carried out by the dentist in the office and each one of these procedure are performed to achieve a specific goal. In some cases, the dental treatments are therapeutic and corrective in nature so they are meant to resolve all kinds of dental issues; but some of the treatment procedures can be preventive in nature, so they are performed in an effort to avoid the onset of oral disease. Teeth cleaning is an example of a preventive dental procedure. This dental procedure is also known as oral prophylaxis, dental cleaning or dental scaling, and it involves the cleaning of the teeth surface to remove adherent plaque, whether hard or soft. The following are some information you need to know about teeth cleaning: Patients are encouraged to visit their dentists twice a year or every six months. During these visits, it is important that they come in for a teeth cleaning. Patients are required to see their dentists twice a year for teeth cleaning; when it is impossible, at least one teeth cleaning a year may be enough. In some cases, a patient may be asked to see the dentist every week, or after three months —- this is applicable for more complicated cases where a patient’s gum condition is compromised. Your own efforts at home should be beneficial but they can only achieve so much. Collection at the subgingival space is not always accessed and cleaned properly through brushing and flossing. The dentist makes use of scalers that are shaped in such a way so that it can scrape through the deeper areas along the curvatures of the teeth. The length of time that a teeth cleaning procedure should cover will depend on the oral health condition of the patient. Ideally routine teeth cleaning procedures should run for about 15 to 30 minutes and that involves scaling through all the teeth in both the upper and lower arches. Sometimes, the dental condition of the patient is more severe, and more thorough scaling is required. For these cases, teeth cleaning may go for as long as an hour or two hours, especially where there is heavy staining. During a teeth cleaning procedure, the dentist will be scaling through the subgingival space and may touch or sever some fibrous tissue. Bleeding may be present and this should be normal, so do not be alarmed. The condition should normalize after a while, usually as soon as the procedure is completed or a few hours after the appointment. When normal teeth cleaning is not enough to clean and restore the teeth and gums to health, more invasive procedures may be required. Deep cleaning involves a more invasive access into the subgingival area, where much of the plaque and tartar has collected. When the bone and the roots of the teeth are affected, a surgical intervention involving some gum incision may be necessary so that the dentist can plane the roots. To remove adherent plaque in the root area, the gums will have to be incised so that the infected area can be accessed....

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What is Dental Implants and it’s Benefits

Posted on May 23, 2018

What is Dental Implants and it’s Benefits

  Cosmetic dentistry is one of the many branches of dentistry which specializes in developing the appearance of your unattractive and damaged teeth. This is the answer to the problems people face regarding their imperfect smiles. Dental treatments under cosmetic dentistry cannot only improve the quality of your smile but also restore your self-confidence. Cosmetic dentistry also provides therapeutic use; such is true with dental implants. Dental implants are biocompatible replacement for tooth roots used to support the reconstruction for a missing tooth and also help prevent the loss of jawbone. They are biologically designed to be affixed to your jawbone to provide excellent stability and strength for chewing foods. They also help in maintaining the shape of your jawbone, thus preventing caved-in appearance in your mouth. Benefits of having dental implants include: Improved nutrition – These allow you to chew food easier and eat whatever you want. They improve your ability to taste and appreciate the food you eat thus improving your appetite. Improved speech – These allow you to speak naturally without worrying that your improper fitted dentures might slip off. They help in improving your socialization skills. Improved physical appearance – These prevent bone loss thus preserving your facial structure. These implants help maintain your youthful look by preventing the caved-in appearance in your mouth. They help you improve your self- confidence thus making you feel a lot better about yourself. Improved oral health – The difference of dental implants from bridges is that they replace your teeth without grinding the adjacent, natural teeth. They help in maintaining the quality of your remaining teeth. Dental implants also allow easier cleaning of the teeth and they are not prone to dental cavities. Improved quality of life – These implants are more comfortable to use and are very durable. They are long-term, fixed restoration instead of dentures. Ask your dentist if you are a candidate for this procedure. Your dentist should be qualified and professionally trained to perform the procedure with dental implants. With the latest technological advancements, dental implants have shown long-term success for patients. They are the preferred choice of treatment in tooth...

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