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3 Things To Know About Tonsil Stones

Do you ever see spots on your tonsils that look like white balls of food or gunk? If so, these white balls are most likely tonsil stones. Tonsil stones are quite common and are usually harmless; however, they can be a nuisance. If you are not sure if that is what you have or if there is a problem with your tonsils, you should visit a dentist and talk to him or her about it.

Fell Down Slippery Steps And Now Have A Cracked Tooth? Some Tips On What Can Be Done

If your steps have ice on them due to the cold and you fell down them and cracked your tooth, you need to see your dentist. You may not even notice in the beginning this even happened, but if you start feeling pain in a tooth when you drink hot or cold drinks, this is a big sign that something is wrong. Below is some more information about this so you can understand what will happen.

Can Adults Get Dental Sealants?

If you have kids, you are probably accustomed to them having dental sealants placed on their teeth. This is a normal procedure pediatric dentists often recommend, but have you ever wondered if dental sealants can be placed on the teeth of adults? Dental sealants can be used for adults, but they are not used often. Here are a couple things to understand about dental sealants. What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are cosmetic dentistry products are designed to keep decay away from teeth.

3 Prosthodontic Treatments For A Tooth Gap That Doesn't Need Braces

Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry dedicated to replacing missing teeth and restoring damaged natural teeth. If you have a gap between your teeth that isn't large enough to require orthodontic treatment, prosthodontics exist that can potentially fix the problem much faster and without a mouth full of metal.   What are some of the prosthodontics treatments for a tooth gap that doesn't need braces? Here are a few options to discuss with your general, family, or cosmetic dentist.

Helping Your Teen Child With Their Orthodontics: What You Should Know

If you have a teen child that is showing signs that they need orthodontics like traditional metal braces or Invisalign (plastic and invisible braces), you may find yourself in a position where you have to help you teen child get used to the idea of getting orthodontics and then again help them get accustomed to wearing their orthodontics and taking care of their teeth while wearing them. This can be a challenge for parents of teenagers, especially if they are resistant to the idea of orthodontics.

How To Improve Your Gum Health When Flossing Hurts

While everyone should floss for optimal dental health, many people don't. If your gums have begun to bleed or hurt, chances are you're considering flossing to help reverse the pain and problems you're experiencing. Unfortunately, if you wait too long, flossing can be extremely painful and downright impossible to do. Read on to learn how you can improve the health of your gums and reduce the pain you're experiencing. See a Dentist

Getting Your Act Together: Straightening And Whitening Your Teeth As An Actor

As an actor, the show must always go on. If you have appearance issues that you must take care of, it may not always be the best idea to take time off to get things fixed. Leaving the stage and not booking jobs can cause you to miss big opportunities. The catch-22 is that you still need to improve the overall look of your teeth if you want to get more acting jobs.

Don't Make These 5 Brushing Mistakes

It is common knowledge that twice a day brushing is one of the best ways to maintain good oral health. However, is it possible that you're doing it all wrong? Brushing your teeth might seem like a simple enough task, but it's easier to make mistakes than you think. Here are five common toothbrushing mistakes you need to avoid: Brushing Too Hard Removing plaque from your teeth shouldn't require much force.

Add These Foods And Drinks To Your Diet For Healthier Teeth And Gums

Everything you do has an effect on your body in one way or another, and what you eat and drink can affect your teeth and gums rather rapidly. You already know about cutting back on sugar and eating foods high in calcium, for example, but there are other, not-so-obvious foods and drinks that can have effects you didn't know about. Here are some other foods and drinks to add to your diet to reap dental benefits.

Asnwering Some Pediatric Dental Questions You May Have

Making sure that you are meeting all of your child's healthcare needs can be one of the more challenging and important aspects of being a parent. However, it can be easy for you to overlook some aspects concerning your children's dental health. To help you be a better-informed parent, you should make it a point to understand the answers to the following basic pediatric dental questions. What Are The Reasons You Would Want Your Child's Teeth Sealed?