It can be shocking to many parents, if not perplexing: many dentists now recommend you schedule your child's first visit before he or she turns one. Before you brush it off as a bit of overzealous advice, you should know it's supported by the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry—and with good reason!
Besides setting your child on a lifelong path of smart dental habits, a lot about your child's oral health can be revealed and addressed even
Somewhere between the braces, wires, and rubber bands in your mouth lie your teeth, but how do you get to them? Often, braces prove to be quite the obstacle when you want to brush, floss, or otherwise care for the beautiful, straight smile-in-progress. But this beautiful smile won't be possible without proper care. Lucky for most individuals with braces, caring for your teeth doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, with just a few simple tips in hand, you can ensure that your
Crowns and bridges are effective methods of restoring damaged or missing teeth. If a damaged tooth has intact roots, a crown (or cap) can be fabricated, to completely cover a tooth's surface above the gum line. When one or more teeth are absent, a bridge can be made. First, the teeth in either side of the missing one(s) — the abutment teeth — are prepared for crowning. Then a single “bridge” is expertly crafted to replace the missing teeth, and the bridge is securely attached
Chew on this for a minute: just by glancing inside your mouth, your dentist can tell you a number of things that may be news to you and your doctor! Surprising as it may sound, your oral health can speak volumes about the rest of your body, and something as simple as a routine dental checkup can benefit your health and wallet big time. From harmful habits to life-threatening diseases, find out what clues your mouth can provide about your wellbeing.
The Presence of Disease
Most adults know that poor oral hygiene results in cavities and gum disease, but did you know that it can also cause taste loss? From salty to sweet, spicy to savory – failing to take proper care of your mouth can impede your ability to taste and enjoy just about any type of food set before you. Dentists call this condition "dysguesia", and if you haven't heard about it, here's what you should be aware of to prevent and/or treat this unpleasant taste disorder.