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What Every Parent Needs To Know About Permanent Teeth

2019-11-10T00:11:06+00:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

Missing front teeth in kids is somewhat cute, more so if you're a parent. The two front teeth coming off is a huge milestone among kids, as it signifies the end of the milk teeth stage. After that comes one more round of teething before the child gets a mouthful of permanent teeth that will now (hopefully) last for a lifetime. If you're a first-time parent, or not well versed in matters permanent teeth, this blog post is here to help you out.   Various Types of Teeth  Basically, children start getting primary teeth, commonly known as baby teeth, from the age of 6 months. By the age of 2 [...]

The Medical Benefits of Braces

2019-10-03T20:41:10+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , , |

When most people think of braces, the first thing that comes to mind is the important role they play in correcting crooked teeth. While braces are mainly used to fix misaligned teeth, there are many more medical benefits that one can enjoy by getting braces.  How do I know if I Need Braces? Dentists usually recommend braces for a wide variety of reasons. You may need to get braces if : Your teeth look crowded and misaligned You jaw makes noises or shifts in some places You experience discomfort when chewing due to crooked teeth You are constantly biting the side of your mouth due to misaligned teeth You experience [...]

Avoiding Tooth Decay and Cavities

2019-09-04T05:28:08+00:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Dental|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tooth decay is the gradual softening of the enamel (the hard, protective layer that covers the teeth). In the absence of timely dental intervention, tooth decay can spread to the dental cavities, eventually resulting in tooth loss. Everyone with poor dental hygiene is susceptible to tooth decay, although it is more common among children and young adults. Understanding Tooth Decay Tooth decay is typically the end-result of unchecked bacterial buildup on the teeth. These bacteria, which are brought about by most of the food you eat, feed on the food particles that remain in your mouth, and thereby produce acid. This food and bacteria combination, in addition to the acid [...]

The Best Foods for Healthy Teeth

2019-08-07T04:48:09+00:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Maintaining healthy teeth entirely depends on the type of food you consume. Whether you are a vegetarian or have a sweet tooth, a healthy diet - in regards to maintaining healthy teeth - is all about moderation and variety. Essentially, your regular diet should contain varied foods from each of the five major food groups: proteins, carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, and dairy.  Basically, a balanced diet provides you with adequate minerals and vitamins, which helps to improve your dental health. On the other hand, a poor or unbalanced diet weakens your immunity, leaving you vulnerable to opportunistic diseases such as gum disease. That said, here are 9 of the best foods [...]

Importance of Wearing Retainers

2019-07-19T00:47:05+00:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Dental, Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Nothing is more exciting than having your orthodontic braces removed after weeks of discomfort and uneasiness. Finally, your teeth are free, and you can now wear a broad smile without feeling awkward. Nevertheless, you must follow up the braces with a set of retainers to prevent any orthodontic relapses. This might be the last thing you want to hear, but wearing retainers is more of a necessity rather than a luxury. So What Are Retainers? As the name implies, retainers are special devices that keep your teeth in place after undergoing orthodontic treatment. Apparently, they prevent your once crooked teeth from reverting to their original state (before wearing braces). It [...]

What Are the Most Common Dental Problems for Children?

2019-06-14T00:07:56+00:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , |

When it comes to your kids, you probably never want to risk having any type of problem with their teeth. Dental care when it comes to kids should start when the first teeth come in. Caring for the teeth of your children and taking them to the dentist for checkups is an important part of oral care. You can't go back in time and instill good oral care habits, so it's good to start a pattern of good brushing knowledge and brush and floss habits and get them familiar with dental checkups so they continue those good habits for life. Giving your kids the gift of good oral care when [...]

The Truth About Sugary Drinks and Your Smile

2019-05-22T04:17:59+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

It may seem that sugar is in a lot of your drinks and food these days. If your diet or lifestyle is anything like that of the average American, you may be right. Sweetened beverages have become a commonplace occurrence. You can find them cooling in fridges at convenience stores or gas stations. You can get them from vending machines, or purchase them at the grocery store. They may even have vitamins or electrolytes or frequently contain caffeine. Even if they do say that they have fruit or are all natural, are they? Overall, these sugar-laden drinks are not healthy. This is true when it comes to dental health. Harmful [...]

Are Braces Worth the Cost?

2019-04-12T23:34:25+00:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When it comes to braces, are they worth it? If you're wondering whether you or your child might benefit from getting braces, the answer is absolutely. While it's easy to see braces as a pursuit of the aesthetic, the truth is that they benefit individuals more in the health arena, and having a nice smile is a great bonus. You may be wondering about the cost of braces as well. This is natural to consider. It's worth the cost because the benefits to health, confidence, smile and alignment are priceless. Some see braces as cosmetic, but they're more practical than anything else. Braces provide health benefits for kids and for [...]

Why Flossing Is Important When You’re Wearing Braces

2019-03-13T05:32:30+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Braces are a great way to align a smile and make it more beautiful and healthy than it was before. They are a practical option when it comes to such things as correcting overbites, underbites, jaw position, crooked/crowded teeth, and more. While braces provide all of these benefits, it also has drawbacks. If you've ever had braces then you know that brushing and particularly flossing with braces can be a challenge. The difficulty may even discourage you or make you frustrated because caring for your gums and teeth is more complex and demands more than ever before. While brushing and flossing can take more effort and time when you have [...]

What Parents Should Know About Invisalign for Teens

2019-02-26T03:42:56+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Orthodontics are usually a 'rite of passage' for teens having issues with misaligned teeth or their jaws that want to have them corrected. Problems with orthodontics can affect the ability of the average person to be able to eat food, to speak normally. It also increases the potential risk of sustaining dental injuries, in addition to even altering appearance. Traditionally, orthodontic treatment would mean that you get metal braces fixed to your teeth by a qualified orthodontist to straighten them out, with a retainer that is used after to maintain the effect. Some teens don't particularly love the idea of getting braces and may not want the traditional metal type. [...]