Build Stronger Teeth

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Build Stronger Teeth

Everyone knows the basics of good dental care. Brush your teeth after every meal, floss every day, see your dentist at least twice a year. It sounds simple. But what if you still don’t have strong, healthy teeth? Weak enamel can be a genetic weakness, or it can be caused by other conditions, like Celiac disease. I’ve always had weak enamel, so I started looking into ways that I could increase the strength of my teeth, and found that dietary changes could make a big difference. I started this blog to share my experience, and to talk about other ways you can make your teeth stronger and healthier. There are lots of things that you can do to improve your dental health. You just have to find them.

Breaking Down Three Different Dental Care Myths

When it comes to taking care of your teeth, you need to make sure you don't believe myths about your dental care. You want to have all the appropriate facts when it comes to taking care of your teeth.   Myth #1: You Need to Use a Hard Toothbrush One of the first myths many people believe is that you need to use a hard toothbrush. This is not true at all; you don't need to use a hard toothbrush. Read More 

What To Expect With Braces

If your dentist has suggested braces to straighten your misaligned teeth, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive about the thought of wearing brackets in your mouth. Here is a bit of information about the appliance to help you understand what to expect. Brackets Can Be Tooth-colored Braces don't have to include metal brackets that appear obvious against the teeth. A ceramic option still includes elastic bands and archwires. However, the brackets can be made of tooth-colored ceramic. Read More 

Hyperthyroidism Effects On Your Braces

If you have hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid gland, then you should tell your orthodontist about it. Hyperthyroidism can not only cause a rise in your metabolic rate, but it can also lead to complications with braces, retainers, and dentures. Here are some potential complications that may arise if you have an overactive thyroid gland or if you take medications to manage your hyperthyroidism: Infection Risk The symptoms of hyperthyroidism can mimic those of anxiety disorders or cardiovascular disease. Read More 

Applications Used In Prosthodontics

If you have lost one or more teeth, your dentist may refer you to a prosthodontist for the restoration of your mouth. A prosthodontist specializes in the replacement of teeth and missing components of the jaw.  Here are a few applications that this dental specialty may offer. Dental Implants A dental implant is a titanium screw or rod that is used to replace the root of a lost tooth. The implant is drilled into the jawbone through the gingival tissues. Read More 

A Three-Step Process For Professional Teeth Whitening

Many people use retail products to whiten their smile, but this is rarely a good idea. Without professional teeth whitening, you can damage your teeth and gums or end up with results that are uneven or make your teeth appear worse. Preparation Everyone will need different amounts of preparation before having any whitening services. If you do not have any major cosmetic or restorative needs, your dentist will want you to have a cleaning first. Read More