Did you just find out that you grind your teeth at night? While it may have been something that you were doing for years, no one told you about it until now, so you were completely unaware. If your partner has been hearing you clench your teeth and grind them in the middle of the night for quite some time, he or she may have told you about it out of pure concern.
Did you know that February is National Children's Dental Health Month? The American Dental Association sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month in order to raise awareness of childhood tooth decay, the most common type of chronic childhood disease. You can help your child avoid this common childhood illness, and February is a great time to start helping your child develop habits that will set them up for lifelong good dental health.
One of the more amazing cosmetic procedures dentists can perform today is setting up dental implants in your mouth. Implants give you a complete smile and look like real teeth. If you're having this procedure performed, you'll want to be aware of these recovery tips.
1. Understand What Symptoms to Expect
Getting dental implants put in is a pretty standard procedure today, but there will still be symptoms you'll experience. It's important to know what these are ahead of time so that you're ready for how your body will react.
If you are a smoker, you are no doubt already well-aware that smoking is bad for your health. You may have also discovered the habit is not good for your teeth, either. Thankfully, it's never too late to quit smoking, and dental technology has rapidly advanced in recent years. Whether you are a current or former smoker, here are three procedures you may want to discuss with your dentist.
If you have recently had new veneers placed on your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile, you may wonder if there is anything you should not do while taking care of them. If so, make sure you avoid making the following mistakes that could damage your new veneers and dull their appearance.
Brushing with a Whitening Toothpaste
Before you received your veneers, you may have started using a whitening toothpaste to help improve the color and brightness of your teeth.