If you want to make a change for the better this year, a great place to start is with your teeth. Improving your dental care is one of the fastest, easiest ways to improve your health because the steps are so small and the results so apparent. Building upon already established habits is a good way to start upping that dental game.
Switch to a Non-Alcohol Mouthwash
If you currently use a mouthwash that contains alcohol, try switching to one that does not contain alcohol.
The amalgam used to fill cavities in teeth can deteriorate over time and allow bacteria to get into the tooth. The bacteria will eat away at the tooth and will eventually cause the deterioration to worsen to the point that the tooth will break apart and crumble. To avoid losing the tooth, a dentist will clean out the cavity in the tooth and rebuild it with a composite resin that looks and feels like real tooth bone.
You can't get a cavity in a dental implant, but that doesn't mean that you can stop caring for your teeth completely. Proper oral hygiene habits need to continue if you want to keep your remaining teeth, but proper care also protects your implants. Because your implants are fused directly into your jaw, you care for them as you would your natural teeth — for the most part. You just need to make a few adjustments to your normal routine.
It's no secret that regular and thorough tooth brushing will help keep your kids' teeth healthy. But telling your kids to brush their teeth is not always enough to convince them that this is a habit they need to maintain. To ensure your kids do spent time brushing their teeth each day – and that this habit sticks for life – you need to find ways to make tooth brushing fun.
If you have a cavity in your tooth, having it filled will keep the decay from spreading. While fillings are a common dental procedure, it's still common to approach the procedure with a little apprehension. Many patients wonder what's normal and what's not after they have a cavity filled. Read on to find out!
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Especially if your cavity was quite deep, the drilling process can set the nerves "