When you have your braces fitted, your dentist will have a long chat with you about what you can and cannot eat while you wear your braces. While much of this advice includes foods and sweet treats you may be able to cut out of your diet, it may also affect foods you eat on an everyday basis such as some types of breads. The good news is, you don't have to necessarily stop eating your favourite bread products during orthodontic treatment.
If you are a fan of natural living, you may be looking for a way to brighten your smile without using chemicals. Many natural health blogs recommend mixing lemon juice and baking soda to create a paste that you can brush onto your teeth to whiten them. However, this method may not deliver the stain-busting effects you are looking for. It could even damage your teeth. Here are some reasons to think twice before you use this potentially dangerous home remedy.
Apthous ulcers or canker sores are small lesions that form on the soft tissues of the mouth including the base of the gums. Canker sores rarely require treatment; they usually go away after a week or two. If they decide to extend their stay, however, they can be a real pain in the mouth. But you shouldn't fret when you spot the sores in your mouth as there are remedies you can try to ease the pain and beat the sores.
Dental crowns refer to manmade caps that are attached onto a tooth for a number of reasons. Some of the reasons you may require a dental crown is to restore the shape of your tooth, enhance its structural integrity, restore its size and more. If your dentist prescribes the installation of a dental crown to your tooth, you would have to make a decision on what material would be best suited to you.
If you want to avoid cavities and tooth decay, it's important that you take great care of your teeth, and what you eat plays a big part in this. If you are a vegetarian, you have to be even more mindful about the link between what you put in your mouth and the effect on your teeth. Ludwig Leibsohn, a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, warned that vegetarians who ate a meat-free diet for a prolonged period were at risk of developing periodontal disease due to a lack of Vitamin D and calcium; therefore, it's important to make sure you eat a balanced diet to get all the nutrients you may be missing out on.
Hello, my name is Jack. I am now 79 years old. As you can imagine, my teeth have taken something of a battering over the years. I lost a couple of teeth in a bar fight, four more decayed and one had to be extracted when it became infected. After losing so many teeth, my dentist suggested that I have dentures fitted. I was worried about this but my dentist was really great. He helped explain the procedure and then did an excellent job. I love my new dentures and I wanted to start this blog to offer help to others.