Are you one of those people who are just plain afraid of the dentist? Don't feel bad -- you're in good company. Up to 10% of Americans have a phobia about going to the dentist, even though the process is generally painless with only a bit of mild discomfort. Here are a few things that you can do for your next dental visit to ease your mind. Bring Something to Listen To
23 June 2015
You expect your dentist to be concerned with your oral health. You will probably be surprised when your dentist stats to examine your head and neck during a routine dental visit. However, you should know that many oral or dental issues may show up in parts of your head and neck. Examples include: Temporomandibular Joint Disorder The temporomandibular joints connect your jaw to the sides of your head. Jaw problems, which are dental issues, often exhibits itself as pain and restricted movement in the temporomandibular joints.
5 June 2015
When you've lost multiple teeth due to trauma or decay, it might be difficult to figure out which dental replacement options are right for your situation. Many people don't realize that a wide variety of dental implant styles exist to deal with this type of loss. Why dental implants? However the implants are used in the treatment, their jaw-implanted roots offer a source of stability that prevents the artificial teeth from shifting around when biting.
19 May 2015
Spend five minutes in your local drugstore and you are likely to find at least a dozen different products that claim to help whiten your teeth. The problem is, these products can often be quite expensive and may even result in tooth sensitivity and gum irritation thanks to the bleaching ingredients they contain. The good news is, there are some all-natural teeth whitening methods that can help you obtain similar results without the hefty price tag or potential side effects.
23 April 2015
In dental discussions, the term "bite" refers to the way the upper and lower teeth come together. A normal bite means that the two sets of teeth close together easily and aligned. Several different bite problems can occur due to either a misplacement of the teeth or a misplacement of the jawbone. Overbites are a common bite problem where the upper front teeth stick out over the lower teeth. A rarer bite problem is an open bite.
6 April 2015