Hiding Craze Lines on Your Teeth—Can Bonding Help?
22 August 2018
As teeth age, they often show signs of crazing. When this happens, tiny cracks or lines appear on the surface of a tooth. Typically, craze lines only sit on your enamel and won't deepen or get worse, so they don't need any treatment. Over time, however, you may start to notice your crazing more, and it may make you self-conscious about the way your teeth look to other people. Bonding treatments may be a solution — how can they help?
3 Tips for Maintaining an Even Smile After Braces
26 July 2018
Dental braces can help to move crooked or twisted teeth into a more even alignment. However, after your dentist removes the braces, your teeth can begin to move back into an uneven alignment, undoing all the good work of your orthodontic treatment. Here are three things you can do to maintain the straightening effects of your braces after they are removed.
1. Wear Your Retainer
Sometimes, orthodontists will provide you with a retainer to wear after your wire and bracket braces are removed.
Sticky Orthodontic Problems: How to Get Chewing Gum Off Your Child's Braces
30 June 2018
Even though your children's orthodontist is likely to have told your child not to chew gum while wearing braces, your child may sneak a bit of gum every now and then. If your kid is unlucky, then gum may end up stuck to their braces or wires. This can be tricky, but not impossible, to clean off. After having a quick rant at your kid about chewing gum illicitly in the first place, try the following fixes:
Diabetes and Dental Implants: Are Subperiosteal Implants Better Than Bone Grafts?
5 June 2018
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is often straightforward. Your dentist will insert a post into your bone and, once this post is embedded in place, will then add a false tooth to it. In some cases, however, this kind of implant technique won't work. For example, if you have suffered from some bone loss in the implant area, then you won't have enough bone to hold the post securely.