To a certain extent, your body can tackle health conditions by itself. This is also true of oral conditions that lead to cavities. But your body needs your help too if you are to keep your oral health in good condition. With your help, your mouth can stop a cavity from forming even if the damage has already started to take place. If you have had an issue with cavities in the past, or you keep getting cavities, then you'll be happy to know that you can stop cavity formation in its tracks.
Looking at how your teeth are aligned, it is possible to tell whether you need braces or not. It can be that you have crooked teeth, a crossbite, an overbite, an underbite, overlapping teeth or overcrowded teeth. Here's what you need to know about choosing braces: Dental Visits and Types of Braces Even if you have an idea of the kind of braces you want, visiting a dentist (specifically an orthodontist) is the first step.
Dentists recommend mouthguards for a variety of reasons. If your dental practitioner says that you should wear one at certain times, then it is best to take their advice. Not doing so could lead to long-term problems with both your teeth and gums. Read on to find out why wearing one is likely to be a good idea and the main types of guards that are on offer these days.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved stories about the past. Whether the stories were about horses, wars, exploration or even dentistry, I loved to hear them. I find that knowing the history of something helps it to make sense and feel approachable. I know that some people have dental anxiety, and I too have suffered, but I also feel like the more you know about dental work and its history, the easier it is. This blog is dedicated to exploring the history of dentistry – What did ancient people use for fillings? How did early dentists numb their patients? Who was the first dentist? Those are just some of the questions I plan to answer here. Ready? Okay, let's dive into the history of dentistry together!