Sunday, August 23, 2015
The option of dental implants in Denver as tooth replacement is available for several athletes. Unfortunately, some elderly people and even young ones who have let their missing teeth go untreated for so long may not have the proper jawbone structure for dental implantation; however, athletes and other active individuals who have just recently lost their teeth are more likely to be good candidates for implants. Bone augmentation may be done in some cases. You can replace one teeth with an implant or have dentures anchored with an implant. Since the dental implants will be fixed onto your jaw, you won’t have to endure the possible problems with traditional dentures (e.g. uncomfortably sliding out of place during intense plays, slipping after a sudden movement). This also promotes gum health since the artificial tooth root strengthens your jawbone.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
A few can be tempted to do the teeth straightening themselves. Although this seems bizarre to a lot of people, it is actually a practice—a concerning one at that—among adults who really want to enhance the appearance of their teeth, but are not willing to spend for proper orthodontic treatment. Some people may resort to buying teeth aligners online (without the supervision of a dentist), while others alarmingly resort to their own devices like using elastic bands to close gaps or move their teeth. This do-it-yourself methods that aim to straighten teeth can be dangerous and could only make one’s dental problems worse. The improvised devices can injure the person’s gums and cause the teeth to move too quickly, forcefully, or awkwardly. This can bring irreparable damage to the oral structures. Instead of affording the risks, adults should consult a Denver dentist with extensive experience and training in orthodontics to explore safe and effective options.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Teeth and Tomatoes Regardless, it pays to make sure tomatoes end up absorbed in your stomach, not on your teeth. This is because bacteria in your mouth can still turn tomato bits and traces of sauce into acidic compounds that could damage a tooth’s enamel (outer surface). Remember to wash it down with water and brush your teeth after meals. More importantly, drop by the office of your Denver dentist regularly for your dental and oral checkup. You can have all the tomato-rich foods you want (in moderation, of course), provided that you follow through with proper oral hygiene. With lycopene taking care of free radicals and proper brushing and flossing dealing with bacteria, the health of your oral cavity can be preserved. Having your teeth checked by a dentist for hidden cavities and the like ensures all-around protection.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Ask any experienced Denver dentist and (s)he will tell you that the best way to prevent cavities is to brush your teeth properly. Remind your child to gently brush the outside, inside, and chewing surfaces of their teeth using quick and short back-and-forth strokes. While it is advised to brush teeth after every meal, tell your child to wait at least 30 minutes before doing so. The acidic content of a meal leaves enamel softer than it usually is, oftentimes soft enough to be scraped away by toothbrush bristles.