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Monthly: March 2018

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Dental Tips for Adults

A poor dental condition is a very common scenario among people who have reached the age of 40 and beyond. This could be due to old age or lack of motivation of adults to take care of their gums and teeth. Even if this is the case, adult dental health is something that the elders should be aware of. This is because our pearly whites have proved important as long as we live.

Dental caries is one of the challenges most adults face. Dental surveys show that tooth decay becomes inevitable after reaching the age of thirty. Most of the time, affected teeth should be extracted. Filling the spaces from where the teeth have been extracted is a must. This procedure is not only for aesthetic purposes. It prevents adjacent teeth from misaligning and causing further damage.

Dental care for adults

When you are an adult, your dental care begins to include new steps. We offer you tips and tricks on dental health to keep your mouth happy and healthy.

1. Organize regular oral cancer screening sessions. For most people, oral cancer will not be a concern until they reach the age of 40. Even if you wear dental prostheses, you should always plan a screening because pain is not necessarily a symptom of oral cancer.

2. Pay more attention to pain. Healthy teeth and gums allow you to eat natural foods rich in protein and vitamins. Supplements are useful, of course, but fresh fruits and crispy vegetables are the best to keep you healthy. If you experience sharp pains or dull beats in the teeth, consult a dentist. It is better to fill a cavity than to pull a tooth, and it is better to pull a tooth than all.

3. Start using dental floss more regularly. Flossing can help eliminate a number of dental health problems. Using floss regularly, you eliminate debris and bacteria that can build up between your teeth. For extra measurement, consider using a fluoride rinse. Fluoride can keep your teeth strong.

4. Make sure to see your dentist. When you are between 40 and 50 years old, an annual exam is a right choice. When you are 60, start visiting your dentist every six months.

5. be friendly with your gums. Infections in the gums are not only painful, but they have been linked to more serious health problems throughout the body. If your gums appear discoloured or swollen, you may have periodontal disease. In fact, many people in their fifties have some form of gum disease, since your gums will wear out with age too.

6. Check for side effects of your medications. One of the most common side effects of drugs prescription is dry mouth. Without saliva helping to remove debris, you are more likely to develop cavities. For healthy teeth and gums, try sucking hard candy without sugar or chewing sugarless gum so that the saliva flows again. And inform your dentist: he or she could recommend a good wash of the mouth or change your routine to solve the problem.

7. Say no to tobacco

Whether in any form, tobacco is not at all beneficial. Smokers are frequently observed complaining of tooth decay, gum disease, ulcers and even severe mouth cancers. You must avoid tobacco in all its forms, as it not only damages the teeth, gums and tongue, but it also results in harmful effects on the various organs of the body.

By following these dental health tips, you are working to keep your teeth longer and to keep your gums healthier. Adult dental care should not be difficult, but you should talk to a dentist about the best way to start your new oral health routine. Together, you can both design a plan that will make you laugh and smile for a long time.

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How To Correct Teeth Crowding

How To Correct Teeth Crowding (Options are Controlled Arch System, Invisalign, Braces, Other)

Crossbite and crowded teeth are two of the most common dental problems that children and adults around the world are faced with. Thankfully, there are several new and improved methods and procedures that are available that can help you counter these problems and provide you with the beautiful smile that you have always dreamed of.

But before we start to drill into the options available for adults and children suffering from crossbite and crowded teeth, it is important to understand what they actually mean.

Crossbite is a dental condition where the one or more tooth of a person will be sitting in a reversed order. This means that the person suffering from this dental condition will find that his teeth or tooth has rotated in its position causing it to face the wrong direction from how it was originally supposed to be placed. This is a very usual occurrence, especially in young children who often cause such reversal of teeth due to tongue thrusting habits or excessive thumb sucking. In a large number of cases, crossbites and crowded teeth condition also arise due to hereditary and they must be tackled as soon as possible.

Crowded teeth are also a common problem that is faced by many adults and kids. There are several dental procedures and methods that are now available to correct crossbite and crowded teeth problem. In many people, crowded teeth conditions also cause the tooth to reverse, thereby creating a crossbite.

In most cases, the teeth do not settle back into their original place by itself and usually require dental help. For children, it is always best to start the correction of the problem as soon as possible.

Treatment for Crossbite and Crowded Teeth

The treatment for such conditions often involves the requirement for the jaw bones to be expanded. This is necessary to give the teeth or tooth enough space to rotate back into position. But an expansion of jaw bone is easier before the fusion of the facial bones takes place. That is why it is very important to get the treatment done as soon as possible in young age. 16 years for girls and 19 years for boys are the age limits to which it is best to get these treatments done.

Braces are a common and socially acceptable method for straightening teeth in teenagers, but most adults feel uncomfortable and self-conscious wearing the very visible devices, even when so-called “clear” braces are used. Fortunately, braces are no longer the only way to achieve a perfect smile.

Invisalign

Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners, much like retainers to gradually move your teeth into the proper position. The entire process can take six months to two years. Each aligner is used for two weeks then you move on to the next aligner. Some people use as many as 60 aligners in the course of straightening their teeth. Using impressions of your teeth and computer imaging the aligners are created to precisely and gradually adjust the position of your teeth in very tiny increments until they reach the proper position.

Porcelain veneers

If you want a quick fix, porcelain veneers are the way to go. A thin shell of porcelain is crafted and bonded to the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers look and feel like your natural teeth. They can cover several small imperfections at once, making teeth appear straight, covering chips, cracks, and gaps, and are an alternative to whitening. Porcelain veneers are often more appropriate than straightening when teeth appear crooked due to flaws such as chips and gaps.