People who have lost teeth—whether due to accidents, poor oral hygiene, or genetics—sometimes have difficulties speaking or chewing. Often, this condition even leads to self-consciousness about laughing or smiling. While dentures are the most common solution for this issue, surgically inserted implants are often a more permanent and comfortable method of treatment. If your gums and jaw are healthy and strong, implants may be a good alternative to removable partials or a semi-permanent bridge.
While many cases of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders are treated with bite plates or jaw exercises, some extreme cases can only be relieved by surgery. As techniques advance, however, surgery is becoming a much more common treatment option, even for milder cases. Your dentist or surgeon should be able to help you determine which type of surgery (if any) would be most beneficial for your specific case, whether it be a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure or a complete jaw replacement.
Toothpaste is full of ingredients said to whiten teeth and fight cavities; however, not everyone wants all those chemicals on their teeth. If you would like some natural toothpaste, but you can’t find anything affordable, making your own toothpaste may be your best bet. Here are a few different recipes that you can try to have your own homemade, natural toothpaste.
Baking soda & sea salt
Baking soda is an inexpensive product that is great for your teeth. It removes plaque from your teeth while whitening them as well. Sea salt is also great for the teeth, [...]
The word “braces” might immediately conjure up images of high school proms and yearbook photos, but don’t cross straight teeth off your list just because you’re well into adulthood. In addition to improving your appearance and raising your self-confidence by correcting your smile, seeking orthodontic treatment if your teeth are misaligned has numerous other benefits.
It’s difficult to maneuver between crooked teeth with uneven spacing to clean them thoroughly. Getting braces as an adult corrects spacing and alignment issues so that you can clean your teeth more efficiently with a regular toothbrush and floss in [...]
Have you ever had a cavity? Repairing cavities can be painful, and expensive. Finding ways to prevent cavities from home will save you time and money. Here are a few tips to keep your teeth healthy.
Every time you eat something, the remnants of food in your mouth combine with the bacteria to make a harmful acid. This acid eats away at your enamel, and can leave your tooth susceptible to cavities. Each time after eating, you should brush your teeth. This will help reduce the amount of acid in your mouth.
Flossing at least once [...]
When you are a child, you do not like to do things that are not fun. Sometimes, as parents, it feels nearly impossible to get your kids to brush their teeth. But there is an easier way. By making brushing their teeth fun, they will look forward to brushing their teeth everyday. Try taking these fun suggestions with you when the kids go to brush their teeth.
How to Have Fun With Your Kids While Brushing Teeth
1. Brush your teeth with your child- As a parent, in Plymouth, In, and everywhere else, you are going to [...]
Having impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth can be an incredibly painful experience. In order to prevent or alleviate this pain, surgical removal of the wisdom teeth is a fairly routine practice. Depending on the severity of your situation—whether your wisdom teeth are fully developed, if they’re set straight in or your jaw, or whether they have emerged from your gums or not—the involvement of the removal surgery and resultant recovery time will vary. View the wisdom tooth tab for more information on this.
Follow-up care after a major oral surgery is one of the most crucial aspects of the process. Immediately after surgery, the body’s natural defenses may be lowered, making you more susceptible to oral infections. In order to prevent any post-surgery issues, it is very important to follow your dentist’s or maxillofacial surgeon’s advice for care. Often this will involve gently rinsing with a saline solution, refraining from hard, sticky, or chewy foods, and regularly taking analgesics for pain management.