The Two Types of Dental Implants
21 August 2018
Your dentist may recommend dental implants for a number of reasons. Sometimes they are needed because of damage that has occurred to your teeth either from decay or from some sort of trauma. In other situations, implants are fitted to improve the appearance of your teeth. Whether you have them fitted as a part of a cosmetic dentistry procedure or not, there are two main types of dental implants, endosteal and subperiosteal.
Is It Complicated to Whiten Your Teeth When You Have Braces?
26 July 2018
The objective of dental braces is to make your teeth (and smile) as perfect as possible. But there are a number of other ways in which you might want to make your smile more beautiful, and teeth whitening will be an obvious choice. It's not impossible to whiten your teeth when you have braces, but your approach will need to accommodate the presence of the braces for the best possible results.
Kids That Can't Floss: Are Floss Picks the Answer?
30 June 2018
There comes a time when dentists tell children that they should add flossing to their dental hygiene routine. While parents may start to do this for them and with them to start with, once kids hit the age of around 10, they should be able to take over and floss for themselves. This isn't always as easy as you might think, however.
Some kids find it hard to use regular floss—they may end up not flossing effectively or may simply just give up trying.
Autism and Braces: Can Your Child Tolerate Braces?
11 June 2018
If your child has autism, then you face different challenges to other parents during certain childhood milestones. For example, getting any child to agree to wear orthodontic braces and to take care of them can be difficult; this can be a very tricky problem for parents of autistic kids, especially if your child has oral sensitivity issues. How can you decide if your child can tolerate braces?
How Does Your Child Manage Oral Hygiene?