Peace-Corps medical clearance can be a long and expensive process for applicants. One of the issues many applicants worry about is the general standard that Peace-Corps volunteers have their wisdom teeth removed before service to avoid complications while they are serving. However, wisdom-tooth extraction for the Peace Corps is not a black-and-white issue. Below are some of the things you should consider if you still have your wisdom teeth in and are considering applying for the Peace Corps.
26 September 2016
If you took the antibiotic tetracycline when you were a child and now have stained teeth, there is a good chance these stains were caused by taking that medication. Tetracycline has been linked to the permanent staining of teeth; however, you can visit a cosmetic dentist to have this problem fixed. Here are several things you may be wondering about stains on teeth from tetracycline. Why Does Tetracycline Leave Permanent Stains?
17 August 2016
You have probably heard that vitamin C is good if you have a cold. However, you may not know that the nutrient is essential when it comes to your oral health. You need to make sure your diet is filled with foods rich in the nutrient. You need vitamin C every day, because it is excreted through your urine if you do not use it. You need about 65 to 90 milligrams of the vitamin daily to reach your recommended daily intake.
1 June 2016
If you've been diagnosed with Chiari malformation and have gum disease, it's important to understand how Chiari and it's co-related conditions can affect the way you get dental treatment. One of the treatment options for gum disease is the use of a laser. However, there may be risks involved that your dentist will need to be aware of. Here's what you need to know. Swallowing Difficulties Chiari 1 malformation is a progressive condition in which the cerebral tonsils are displaced into the spinal cord opening near the brain stem.
6 May 2016
Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common birth defects in the world, including in the United States. Babies with this condition are born with an opening in their top lips which may extend into their nose or gums. This opening may also extend to the palate—the roof of the mouth—resulting in cleft palate. Cleft lip and palate can lead to a number of oral health complications for children.
5 April 2016
There are many reasons for having good oral health habits, including brushing and flossing daily and visiting a dental clinic like Family Dental Center TriCities, PC at least every six months for a cleaning and checkup. When you allow plaque to form on your teeth, it can harden into tartar, which can lead to gum inflammation, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. When you don't visit the dentist regularly for tartar and plaque removal, the infection and bacteria from periodontal disease and poor oral health can affect other areas of your body.
23 March 2016
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is a great solution, but it is not an instant answer. Getting a dental implant takes time, but it will be worth your wait. A dental implant feels and looks just like a regular tooth, and it will hold up well for a very long time. If you are interested in getting one, you may want to know how long it will take altogether for this to happen.
23 February 2016
If your toddler has an accident and chips his or her tooth, you might wonder about how to repair the damage or if you need to seek emergency dental services. Even if the chips seems minor, you should always see a dentist as soon as possible, just to make sure the crack hasn't compromised the tooth. If you are lucky, the chip won't expose the tooth to greater infection but will only affect the cosmetic appearance of your young child's smile.
11 January 2016