5 Remedies for Your Teeth Clenching/Grinding Problem
6 September 2016
Did you know that teeth grinding or bruxism could be harmful to your dental health and your overall health too? Some of the common effects of teeth grinding or clenching include headaches and migraines that may become prolonged and untreatable with continued teeth grinding, excessively aching jaws, recession and inflammation of the gums, earaches, tongue scalloping and even tooth loss. In addition, if you continue grinding your teeth, you reduce the enamel, which can lead to other tooth problems such as tooth sensitivity and decay.
Five Items That Can Help Prevent and Address Food Stuck in your Braces
19 August 2016
If you have braces, you may occasionally face the dreaded reality of having food stuck in them. That can be a bit embarrassing and unsightly, but with the right approach, you can keep stuck food to a minimum and keep your braces-clad smile looking clean and tidy. Here are five things that can help:
1. Bite-Size Snacks
When you first get braces, your orthodontist is likely to give you a long list of foods you should avoid.
Strawberries and Baking Soda: The Secret to a Whiter Smile?
2 August 2016
If you're one of the many people craving a whiter smile, you may have considered using a natural teeth whitening method. One remedy that is popular online is smearing teeth with a mixture of baking soda and strawberry pulp. The theory is that acid in the strawberries, combined with the abrasive effect of the baking soda, scrubs stains away from the teeth. However, the true impact of this natural whitening method could be much worse.
6 Tips for Your Child's First Dental Visit
29 June 2016
If you have had bad experiences with dental visits, the thought of taking your baby to see a dentist for the first time could be daunting. However, it's important to ensure your kids get the dental care they need. Use these six tips to make your child's first dental visit a manageable and beneficial experience for you and your child.
1. Don't Leave It Too Late
Ideally, babies should see a dentist by their second birthday or within six months of getting their first tooth.