You might blame stress for those fine lines and headaches. However, did you know that stress is harmful to your teeth and gums too? Here are a few tips to stop stress from damaging your mouth. Periodontal Disease Stressed individuals are at a higher risk for periodontal disease: inflammation and infection that can ruin the gum tissues. The Problem: When you are stressed, your body, including your mouth, has a harder time fighting off infection.
17 June 2015
Unlike conventional dentures that merely rest on your gums and rely on suction to stay in place, supported dentures are attached to an implant that is surgically infused into your jaw. This gives the dentures added support, meaning that they are less likely to fall off or slip while you speak or eat. Implant-supported dentures are also more comfortable, as they put less pressure on the gums and thus do not cause canker sores or need adhesive pastes to remain intact.
2 June 2015
Newly inserted dentures usually remain in place because their base closely conforms to the shape of the gums. Your new dentures should be stable as you speak or chew, and retain suction when fitted correctly. However, the shape and size of the gums and bone that support the artificial teeth will usually change over time, resulting in loss of suction or a poorly fitting denture set that is uncomfortable. This however does not mean that you necessarily need new dentures, as there are methods that can improve the retentive qualities of your existing set and prevent the formation of flappy gum tissue under it.
6 May 2015
Over the years, your teeth may start turning yellow. This can happen for a lot of reasons – whether it's because you failed to brush often or you smoke every day. Luckily, thanks to these steps, your teeth can look white and beautiful again. Scrub Teeth with Apple Cider Vinegar If you are looking to whiten your teeth without having to spend a fortune, you can try using apple cider vinegar on your teeth.
7 April 2015
Many people who do a good job of brushing and flossing don't think about cleaning their tongue as part of their dental hygiene. Dentists know that your tongue is a source of bad breath and can hide cavity-producing bacteria. Here is why cleaning your tongue is an important part of your daily dental cleaning habits. How Your Tongue Contributes to Bad Breath and Tooth Decay Your tongue moves food around in your mouth as you chew, mixing it thoroughly with saliva to start the digestion process.
16 March 2015
How do you combat dental pain? Some people deal with it by choosing the unorthodox (and dangerous) method of avoiding dental consultations. Of course, there are also conventional dental pain management techniques such as the use of anesthesia or prescription painkillers. However, there are other non-medical routes that you can take such as: Electronic Anesthesia Electronic anesthesia achieves the same effect as conventional anesthesia, but without the administration of drugs. It can take several forms.
24 February 2015
Anyone in their right mind will tell you that brushing your teeth with regularity is a key to maintaining healthy teeth and equally healthy gums. In addition to regular brushing though, you will need to purchase the appropriate toothbrush and brush your teeth in the most effective manner possible. If you brush correctly—which also means doing so at least twice a day for intervals of between two to three minutes—you are well on your way to achieving long-lasting oral health.
3 February 2015