Six Month Smiles: Short Term Orthodontics for a Beautiful Smile

Six Month Smiles is a type of bracket and wire orthodontic correction for straightening the front upper and lower teeth in approximately six months; although treatment times vary depending on individual misalignment problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics

  • What is orthodontics?
  • What causes orthodontic problems (malocclusions)?
  • Is orthodontic treatment important?
  • At what age can people have orthodontic treatment?
  • How is treatment accomplished?
  • How do braces feel?
  • Are there alternatives to metal braces?
  • Do teeth with braces need special care?

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Bleeding Gums are a Warning Sign.

Bleeding Gums ,Periodontitis is an early warning sign of liver disease, which is a warning sign of pre-diabetes, then Type 2 diabetes.

The last place you would ever expect getti ng an early diagnosis of diabetes is at the dentist’s office. Yet the more we learn about the connection between oral health and overall health and understand that the mouth tells its own story about what’s going on in the body, it could very well become a reality that your dentist could warn you of the early onset of diabetes. This will not only help to prevent tooth loss, which is common with progression of periodontitis, it may just save your life. Continue reading Bleeding Gums are a Warning Sign.

 

Most Common Questions about Retainers

Once your children are done with braces, you may think that you don’t need to do anything else to ensure that they have straight smiles. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Most people will need to wear a retainer after they are finished with  braces and some will need to wear more involved dental devices.

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Recovering from oral surgery

Oral surgery may be required for a variety of reasons. You may have an impacted tooth trapped in the jawbone or a tooth that is poorly positioned and damaging neighboring teeth. It is especially common to have these types of problems with growing wisdom teeth. Oral surgery is also necessary for the placement of dental implants and for a few types of gum treatments.

After surgery, it is normal for the area to be tender for the first few days but, in most cases, over-the-counter pain relief is enough to ease any discomfort. You should avoid aspirin because it thins the blood and can make your mouth bleed. In some cases your doctor may suggest prescription painkillers. Whatever your method of pain relief, be sure to start taking it immediately after surgery – don’t wait until pain sets in. It’s far easier to prevent pain than to make it go away.

Here are some steps you can take following surgery to promote the healing process:

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Conditions That Can Harm Oral Health

Medical conditions that can harm your mouth
From diabetes to stomach ulcers, a number of illnesses can wreak havoc on your oral health.

Acid attack!
Carbonated beverages, fruit juice and acidic foods can harm teeth. Acid in our food can cause enamel to wear away.

Aloe vera soothes mouth sores
Aloe vera can treat common oral health conditions, including cold sores and fever blisters (outside of the mouth) and canker sores (in the mouth), according to the Academy of General Dentistry.

Are oral health issues genetic?
Dental problems can run in the family. Here’s a look at five oral health issues that have a genetic link.

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