1 August 2017
For those with a fear of the dentist, a dental reminder card can feel like a death sentence. Dental phobia is surprisingly common, and has a variety of causes, but there are also plenty of strategies to help you overcome your fear. After all, your dentist really just wants to help you have healthy teeth, so getting over your fear will improve the experience for both of you and improve your dental hygiene for the long term, since many people avoid going to the dentist due to fear.
10 July 2017
If you are like a lot of people, you have a fear of going to the dentist. It might be the sounds you hear in the dental office. It might be the idea of someone poking around your teeth and gums that makes you feel uneasy. Then again, you might not know just what it is about the dentist's office that makes you feel uneasy, but you just know it is not something that you like to do.
26 May 2017
If you notice that large openings sit between many of your teeth, then you have a condition called diastema. This is most common between the two front teeth. If you are concerned about the issue, then keep reading to learn why it develops and also what you can do about it. What Is Diastema? Diastema is simply the term that is used to describe large spaces between the teeth. You probably know that teeth do not sit directly against one another, and this helps to keep the teeth from hitting, rubbing or compressing against one another.
21 May 2017
If you want to make sure that you are always going to have a great smile and that your overall health is protected, you need to know when it is time to make an emergency appointment with your dentist. This way, you will know that you are dealing with a situation that is too risky to put off until another time. To help you spot such issues, you will want to take a look through the following points.
11 April 2017
If a gum near your tooth swells very large, that might be alarming. This is usually a sign that there is something very wrong with your mouth. You may be on the verge of losing a tooth or that area of your mouth might be in serious need of improved oral hygiene. Bad Oral Hygiene When the swelling is only near one tooth, one possible problem is that you have not been brushing or flossing near that tooth well enough.
17 February 2017
If you smiled one day and saw a long, vertical line running down one of your front teeth, do not panic. While that line could be a real crack that needs attention, it may also be a craze line, a partial crack in the tooth's enamel that doesn't go all the way through the enamel. Craze lines can look horrible, but they are harmless. You also have a number of ways to make them look better.
13 February 2017
Losing a front tooth, whether to an accident or to decay, can be pretty disheartening. People see the missing tooth whenever they look at you, and you see it whenever you look in the mirror -- which can really hurt your self-confidence. The best option, for many reasons, is always to replace that missing front tooth. This is good not only for your self-esteem, but also for your dental health, as leaving an empty space in your mouth can be bad for the surrounding teeth.