Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

  • What You Should Know About Treatment With Porcelain Veneers

    Dentists offer a variety of cosmetic dental treatments to help improve their patients' smiles. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatment options for anyone looking to achieve a prettier smile.  Here's everything you need to know about porcelain veneers. What Are Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain veneers are a modern alternative to traditional dental veneers which are made of composite resin material.  The porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells or coverings that are attached to the front part of the teeth to improve their appearance by hiding visible blemishes.

  • Do You Need Every Preventative Service At Your Dental Cleaning Appointments?

    If you are visiting your family dentist once or twice a year for dental cleanings, you may be surprised to learn that you may not need services like X-rays or polishing pastes at every visit. Read on to learn why certain services aren't needed at every appointment and when you might actually need some of them more often. Polishing Paste Applications You may assume that you always need polishing paste during your dental cleanings (oral prophylaxis).

  • What to Do if You Have Mandibular Tori

    Finding anything out of the ordinary—including a lump under your gums—can be alarming, to say the least. Try not to panic. Having a lump under your gums isn't the end of the world and could be due to a perfectly benign condition. Here's what you need to know about this odd lump, how you got it, and what you can do to get rid of it. Mandibular Tori The condition that you have is most likely mandibular tori.

  • Yes, Your Child Can Play Sports While Wearing Braces

    Although braces have been around for quite some time, there are all sorts of myths that surround this orthodontic treatment. One of these myths is the idea that you cannot play sports while wearing braces. As you might have guessed, this assessment is entirely false. While there are certain measures and precautions that a child should take when playing sports with braces, they can still participate. The Risk of Injury

  • What To Know About Getting Braces As An Adult

    If you are looking for straighter, more aligned teeth, orthodontics may be right for you. While many think of braces as something you get during childhood or during the teen years, adults can benefit from braces as well. In fact, braces are becoming more and more common for adults. Currently around one in five patients getting orthodontic treatment are over the age of 18. Here are three things that you should know as you decide whether or not braces are for you.

About Me

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

As a homeschool parent and independent contractor, I don't always have time to practice good dental care. I often find myself in a rush just to meet my daily tasks and goals. My lack of good dental care eventually caught up with me. After experiencing severe pain in my back tooth, I made an appointment with my dentist. My dentist found a large hole in the center of the tooth. Root canal treatment couldn't save the tooth, so my dentist extracted it. I learned a very painful and valuable lesson that day. No matter how hectic my life is, I should still make time to brush and floss my teeth properly. I'm here to help you and other people avoid painful dental problems with my blog. I offer tips on how to keep your teeth clean and how to spot dental problems before they get out of control. Good luck.

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