Category Archives: Dental Care

Keeping Your Gums Healthy

Happy smileThere are variety of different ways to maintain safe gums and daily oral hygiene. Here are few simple and practical approaches that doctors prescribe.

Intake of Vitamin C: foods rich in vitamin C can help in avoiding any gum diseases or infections. Fruits like strawberries, papayas, oranges, grapes, and lemons are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants that are not only healthy for your body but are also beneficial for your gums. They help with the growth of body tissues and with the regeneration of bones. Rubbing lemon juice and a little bit of salt on irritated gums can also temporarily relieve pain.

Rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide: you may have heard about the benefits of using hydrogen peroxide when it comes to clean ear wax! Well, it is also useful for keeping gum infections and inflammations at bay. Mix ½ teaspoon of peroxide powder into about half a cup of water and rinse your mouth regularly with it. This method is also used in case of toothache to ease the pain. Continue reading Keeping Your Gums Healthy

Cosmetic Dentistry Is More Than Just Esthetics

Young woman choosing color of teeth at dentist, closeupPatients are opting for cosmetic dentistry for variety of reasons. Some would like to appear younger, others just want to smile without feeling self-conscious. Whatever the reason you’re searching for these facilities, the advantages of cosmetic dentistry in physical and mental health are numerous.

Confidence
If you opt for teeth whitening, straightening, or veneers, it could give you a noticeable confidence boost. Walking into a room with a straight, white smile will make you feel way more confident than the alternative. Getting your teeth professionally taken care of will make you feel better all around. Continue reading Cosmetic Dentistry Is More Than Just Esthetics

Best Ways To Keep Your Gums Healthy

Beautiful woman smileThere are several unique ways to keep your gums healthy and maintain regular oral hygiene. Here are a few easy and practical methods, prescribed by doctors.

Intake of Vitamin C: foods rich in vitamin C can help in avoiding any gum diseases or infections. Fruits like strawberries, papayas, oranges, grapes, and lemons are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants that are not only healthy for your body but are also beneficial for your gums. They help with the growth of body tissues and with the regeneration of bones. Rubbing lemon juice and a little bit of salt on irritated gums can also temporarily relieve pain.

Rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide: you may have heard about the benefits of using hydrogen peroxide when it comes to clean ear wax! Well, it is also useful for keeping gum infections and inflammations at bay. Mix a ½ teaspoon of peroxide powder into about half a cup of water and rinse your mouth regularly with it. This method is also used in case of toothache to ease the pain. Continue reading Best Ways To Keep Your Gums Healthy

The Differences in Cavities, Decay & Caries

difference in cavities, decay, and cariesGood dental hygiene is important to keep teeth whole and healthy. The idea is to prevent dental caries. Caries is a disease that leads to tooth decay and cavities. That is simple enough to say, but what are caries, tooth decay, and cavities? What do they do to your teeth, and how are they prevented? Here is a look at what they are and how they are related.

What Is Caries

Caries is a disease process. It occurs when bacteria in the mouth feed on sugar in the food you eat and produce acids that leach minerals from your teeth. As the mineral levels in the tooth decrease, a white patch appears where the tooth enamel is getting weaker. This is the beginning of tooth decay. At this point, the damage might be reversible with fluoride. Continue reading The Differences in Cavities, Decay & Caries

When Can A Child Visit A Dentist?

First Visit To the DentistParents of newborn babies have a lot to deal with, from diapers to doctor appointments. Worrying about taking your baby to a dentist doesn’t have to happen until after the baby gets his or her first tooth – but how soon after that?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should visit a dentist by the time they are one year old. A good time to make the first appointment is when your baby gets his first tooth. If that seems a little early, consider that one in four preschoolers have cavities before they are four years old, with many kids getting their first cavity by the age of two.

Your child’s first dental visit is usually a short one designed to acquaint the child with the dentist and dentist’s office and to let you talk to the dentist about your child’s oral health. The dentist can tell you about fluoride, answer any concerns you have about thumb sucking or pacifier use and tell you what to expect as far as teething is concerned. Take the time to ask the dentist any questions you have, because this first visit is for you as well as your child. Continue reading When Can A Child Visit A Dentist?

The Painful Stage Of Gum Disease

aching gumsGum disease causes the inflammation of the gums, and leads to severe damage of the enamel. Due to irregular brushing, a sticky colorless or pale deposit, known as plaque,starts affecting teeth and gums as well. The bacteria present in plaque are responsible for different gum diseases.In extreme cases, your teeth have to be removed by a dentist.

The Stages of Gum Diseases

Close study has revealed three different stages of gum diseases: Continue reading The Painful Stage Of Gum Disease

Cosmetic Dentistry: More Than Just Esthetics

Cosmetic DentistryCosmetic dentistry is sought out by patients for a variety of reasons. Some would like to appear younger, and others would simply like to smile without feeling self-conscious. Whatever the reason you are seeking these services, the physical and mental health benefits of cosmetic dentistry are numerous.

Confidence
If you opt for teeth whitening, straightening, or veneers, it could give you a noticeable confidence boost. Walking into a room with a straight, white smile will make you feel way more confident than the alternative. Getting your teeth professionally taken care of will make you feel better all around.

Career Opportunities
If you have a straight, white, confident smile, you are likely to walk into an interview with your head held high. Studies show that people who take better care of their teeth have better chances in interviews as well as social situations.

A better smile can change the way people perceive you and behave with you. Several Continue reading Cosmetic Dentistry: More Than Just Esthetics

Let’s Get Some Dental X-Rays!

Teeth having x-rayYour dentist may take dental x-rays if your are a new patient, have not been seen in a while, or are in for a follow-up visit after dental treatment. Below are the most common type of x-rays that would be taken and the reasons why:

Bitewing x-rays help dentists look at bone levels between teeth, cavities between teeth, and the health of the bone between teeth.

Periapical x-rays help dentists look at the root tips of teeth, the bone around teeth, abscesses, and other pathology.

Complete Series is a combination of bitewing and periapical radiographs that shows all the teeth, roots and related areas of the jaws.

Panoramic x-rays help visualize wisdom teeth, TMJ’s, major pathology in the jaws and sinuses, and help see areas of missing teeth. Continue reading Let’s Get Some Dental X-Rays!

What Is The Perfect Age To Visit The Dentist?

Happily having his dental visitParents are often confused about when their child is old enough to visit the dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first visit should be when their first tooth erupts – no later than two years old. From there on, the dentist will continue to recommend the frequency of the visits which the parents should follow.

Which Dentist Should I Go to?

A family dentist can definitely help give you a brief overview of how to care for your child’s teeth and if there are any pressing issues to deal with. However, it is best to take your child to a pediatric dentist. Continue reading What Is The Perfect Age To Visit The Dentist?

Teach Our Kids To Establish Good Dental Hygiene Habits

Colorful toothbrush and paste holderHow many of us have heard that ‘too much sugar will rot your teeth’ while growing up?  It’s one of the most common phrases uttered by parents to deter their kids from sucking on sweets and sipping sugary juices all day. And while reducing sugar intake definitely helps prevent tooth decay, it is not merely enough to help kids develop good dental hygiene habits.

Here are 5 ways you can help your kid develop healthy habits for taking care of their teeth! Continue reading Teach Our Kids To Establish Good Dental Hygiene Habits