If you've been putting off a visit to a dentist for a long time, you may have built up a number of problems. Well-meaning friends may have told you that you need to visit a specialist, due to your particular issues. In this case, do you need to go to the dentist or an orthodontist? What's the difference and how can they help? Telling Them Apart When comparing an orthodontist to a dentist you should know that both are highly skilled, but one focuses on the general aspects of your mouth, while the other can help you with particular irregularities.
Special needs children are more likely to develop oral conditions than those without special needs. The most common issue is oral hygiene, although there are some other reasons linked to specific disabilities. The children don't tend to understand the importance of taking care of their oral health. These are the most common oral conditions that dentists notice in children with special needs. More Oral Infections A special needs child may need to take a lot of medication that dries out the mouth.
Wearing braces can be challenging—from the cost and time involved in getting them fitted to the constant care and maintenance required, nobody wants to wear braces if they can avoid it. Unfortunately, braces wearers often encounter another challenge, one that does not become apparent until well after the orthodontist's bills have been paid. Teeth discolouration due to trapped food is a common problem caused by braces and is an issue most braces wearers cannot prevent.
People can be depressed when they first get dentures, but one of the advantages is being able to have them made as white as you like, so you at least have the chance to reinvigorate a discoloured smile. Be that as it may, false teeth can still be stained by certain foods and drinks, as well as by cigarette smoke. This is especially true of dentures made using acrylic, which is by far the most popular material.
Having braces fitted by your dentist is one of the easiest and most effective ways to straighten your teeth, but traditional braces can be bulky, highly visible and aesthetically displeasing. This can discourage many people from having them fitted, especially in later life; however, there is an alternative. Lingual braces work in the same way as traditional braces but are designed and fitted to be much less visible, making them a popular choice for adult brace wearers.
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.