Posts Tagged "teeth"

How Mouth Guards Protect Your Teeth

Posted on Aug 23, 2015

How Mouth Guards Protect Your Teeth

Mouth guard protects your teeth from injury from during sporting, teeth grinding. Benefits of using mouth guards: Helps reduce headache Eliminates discomfort during sleep Eases aching neck and shoulders Reduces tension on jaw muscle Protects teeth from clenching and grinding Three types of mouth guards: Custom fitted – individually fit by your dentist may take an impression.  Stock (not recommended) – is bulky, and can be bought in stores  Boil and Bite – may offer a better fit The best mouth guard is one that is custom made for you by your dentist. It is very important for when active in sports and it is mostly a part of standard equipment. Mouth guards are also called Mouth Protectors. Doctors may recommend these for your braces, for sleeping, for TMJ, or for snoring. Generally mouth guards are for your upper teeth only but your dentist will recommend to you according to your needs if you need the lower mouth guard. Astrid Arostegui R.D.A.      Office...

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Baby teeth are important!

Posted on Mar 18, 2015

Baby teeth are important!

These “Baby teeth” are necessary for a child to chew and speak. But baby teeth serve another Important purpose they keep room for the child’s future permanent teeth. The first baby teeth, known as primary teeth, appear as early as 3-4 months of age, but really start to come out through the gums between the ages of 6 months to one year of age. The timing all depends, and which ones come out first all depends, too, but all 20 baby teeth will usually erupt by the age of three. And those baby teeth are important, even if you can’t see them and even if they eventually fall out and are replaced with permanent adult teeth. What is the important of the primary teeth? -1) For good nutrition through proper chewing.   A baby’s teeth are of huge importance regarding health and wellness. The process of chewing helps to break food down into digestible sizes. A cavity free mouth often means that it’s easier to enjoy healthy foods without pain or discomfort -2) providing space for the permanent: when primary (milk) teeth are lost early, it is important to maintain the space for the permanent teeth. The eruption of the 6-year (first) permanent and the 12-year (second) permanent molars can cause shifting and movement of the teeth. Thus, the space maintainer can reduce overcrowding. -3) Permitting normal development of the jaw bones and muscles.  Like any muscle, your baby’s face and jaw muscles need exercise to help them develop; healthy primary teeth allow for proper chewing to build these muscles. “Without well-developed jaw muscles, your baby’s jawbones may not develop properly.” -4) Proper development of speech. Learning to speak clearly is crucial for social, and emotional development. The proper positioning of primary teeth facilitates correct syllable pronunciation and prevents the tongue from straying during speech formation. Pearl Dental Care recommends scheduling your baby’s first dental visit around his or her first birthday. Starting dental visits early can prevent costly dental care later....

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Taking care of your dental veneers

Posted on Jan 30, 2015

Taking care of your dental veneers

Dental veneers are often the go-to solution of those who wanted to improve their teeth’s appearance. They are used to fix broken or chipped teeth, misaligned teeth and even stained teeth. Dental veneers are made from wafer-thin materials that are placed over and bonded to the outer lining of the teeth. Most veneers are made from porcelain because they are more durable and able to resist staining as compared to composite-resin materials. Dental veneers are quite expensive that is why it is very important to take care of them very well to get your money’s worth. Here are some tips for taking care of your dental veneers: Observe god oral hygiene. Like your teeth, your veneers should be cleaned by brushing and flossing them regularly. Non-abrasive and fluoride-rich toothpaste should be used in cleaning your veneers. It is also important to have your teeth and veneers to be professionally cleaned at least twice a year to prevent plaque build-up. Although porcelain veneers resist staining, the cement used in bonding the veneers to your teeth is easily stained by colored beverages and foods like coffee and tea. If you cannot avoid these beverages and foods in your diet, try to minimize your consumption. Avoid biting and chewing on hard and crunchy foods and hard things such as pencils and ice. Although veneers are known to be durable especially those made from porcelain materials, they cannot withstand extreme biting and chewing forces. It is also advised to avoid clenching and grinding your teeth. For people with bruxism, a night guard should be used to protect your veneers from clenching and grinding forces. Avoid extreme temperature changes because they expand and contract your veneers which can eventually result to its cracking.  ...

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