3 Tips For Proper Care Of Your New Braces

Did you just recently get orthodontic braces? If so, here are 3 tips that you may want to consider in order to help keep your orthodontics performing at their very best.  1. Choose Your Foods Wisely  There are certain foods that you should avoid eating while wearing braces. The reason for this is that these particular foods can cause damage to the delicate brackets and wires that make up your braces. [Read More]

3 Natural Home Remedies That Will Stop A Toothache In Its Tracks

Toothaches are often at their worst late at night. This may be because when you are laying in bed, the horizontal position of your head means that there is increased blood flow in all areas of your face and head. Increased blood flow to the jaw can increase the likelihood that the nerves in your teeth that are exposed or infected will be stimulated, causing more pain. How can you shut down the pain for the night so that you can get some sleep? [Read More]

Ways to Protect Your Teeth against Bacteria

Bacteria is always present in your mouth, and when it affects your teeth, the results can be devastating. You can experience plaque and tarter buildup, cavities, or even a serious gum disease called gingivitis. Protecting your teeth against bacteria requires diligence and consistency, but it can be done. Here are ways you and your dentist can help keep your mouth as bacteria free as possible. Prescription mouthwash If you have had gingivitis before, or are prone to the disease due to your lifestyle (smoking and irregular teeth cleaning or checkups) or genetics, then your dentist may wish to prescribe you a mouthwash designed specifically to keep gingivitis-causing bacteria at bay. [Read More]

Dental Visits For Autistic Children Are Easier With These Abcs

If you are the parent of an autistic child, you may dread semi-annual dental examinations and cleanings. You're not alone. In a 2010 survey, two-thirds of 400 parents with autistic kids said their children have moderate to severe difficulty with dental visits. These difficulties include screaming, physical aggression, and refusal to allow technicians to touch them. Because of this, dentists often resort to physical or chemical restraints in order to manage autistic patients. [Read More]