Depression doesn't just affect your mind. It can affect your whole body including your mouth, and if you suffer from depression, you have to pay extra attention to your teeth and gums to keep them healthy. Here are some common oral risks related to depression and a few tips on dealing with them: 1. Reluctance to brush and floss as needed Unfortunately, depression often makes sufferers disinterested in their lives, and it can make the smallest, most mundane tasks, including flossing or brushing, feel like cumbersome, hard-to-accomplish chores.
6 August 2015
Porcelain veneers are an increasingly popular solution for people with problem teeth. Porcelain veneers can disguise worn, chipped, stained or misaligned teeth and, once fitted, will permanently improve your smile, but some people with porcelain veneers complain that the process leads to increased tooth sensitivity. Find out why a veneer could cause this problem, and learn more about the steps you should take to deal with the issue. How dentists apply the veneers
3 August 2015
If you have cracked one of the teeth in your mouth, then it is imperative that you seek out professional dental assistance as soon as possible. If you do not, then you may need an eventual extraction. Extractions occur, because damaged teeth tend to deteriorate over time. Dental enamel may be the strongest material in the entire body, but the mineralized substance will not regrow after it is damaged. This means that teeth will never repair themselves with calcium and other minerals they need, and open cracks and chips will wear on the edges.
16 July 2015
If you're a smoker or you drink coffee or tea, your teeth may become discolored over time. Professional teeth whitening treatments from your dentist may be expensive, and over-the-counter teeth whitening systems can be costly or cause sensitivity with their high acidic content. Natural remedies using products from your own kitchen may help whiten teeth safely and save you money. If you're aiming for a low-cost dazzling white smile, reach inside your pantry or fridge and try the following six ideas:
6 July 2015
Anodontia is a rare genetic condition in which a child is born without any baby or adult teeth. If your child's first baby teeth have not erupted by about one year of age, your dentist may have warned you of the possibility that your child has this condition. You probably have a lot of questions about your child's future health and available treatments. This article aims to answer some of those questions.
18 June 2015
While there are many benefits to electric toothbrushes, your oral health will only improve if you use your toothbrush correctly. A recent study found that 90% of people brush incorrectly. If you are using an electric toothbrush that you are unfamiliar with, you may be one of those people. To get the most out of your brushing, make sure you avoid these ten common mistakes. Using too much pressure. When you use an electric toothbrush, the speed of the bristles creates enough friction to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria.
28 May 2015
If your dentist has just told you that you need to see an endodontist for a root canal, it's only natural that you might feel nervous. How many times have you heard some friend or relative's story of the pain and agony of a root canal procedure? However, don't let that stop you from making your own root canal appointment. If you really think about it, you'll probably realize that most of the root canal horror stories you've heard about took place years in the past.
7 May 2015
Adults aren't the only ones who suffer from bad breath. Kids can, and do, get halitosis for a variety of reasons, including poor oral hygiene, infections, allergies, and even creative eating habits (e.g. sticking food up their noses). Most of the time, bad breath is an easily treatable issue that shouldn't cause any concern. However, chronic bad breath that doesn't respond to treatment and has a particular odor may signify an underlying health problem.
20 April 2015
Teeth are made up of many layers, and any of these layers can be affected by genetic disorders. The outer layer, the enamel, is responsible for protecting the layers underneath. The next layer, the dentin, is sensitive, but it's also strong, so it supports the enamel. Beneath the dentin is the root which contains the nerves and blood vessels that keep the tooth healthy. When the dentin is affected, dentists call the resulting condition dentinogenesis imperfecta.
2 April 2015
If you are an adult with crooked teeth, then your cosmetic dentist may suggest the use of clear aligners for dental straightening. Clear braces are more aesthetically pleasing than metal ones, and you will have the opportunity to remove the aligners when you eat and drink. Some people have difficulty releasing the aligners from the teeth though, when they are first utilized. This can be problematic if you want to enjoy a quick snack in the middle of the day.
17 March 2015