Teeth Whitening Should Support Good Dental Hygiene
February 19, 2014
Everybody wants to have white teeth and a bright smile, and this really does make a big difference in the way we see ourselves and the way the world sees us. When your teeth are bright and clean, you can feel confident and self assured. For this reason, many people are seeking teeth whitening services these days, and that can be a good idea; however, it’s important to remember that white teeth begin with clean teeth and good dental and oral hygiene habits. In this article, we will discuss some ways to take good care of your teeth to keep them healthy, clean and white. Read on to learn more.
Your eating habits have a great deal to do with the whiteness of your teeth. Just like the rest of your body, your teeth will be healthier and stronger if you eat a balanced and healthy diet and avoid processed foods and sugar. Always make the smart choice of whole foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, wholesome dairy products and high quality sources of protein. Remember that munching on fresh fruits and veggies provides natural teeth whitening because the natural acids and the crunchy quality of these foods helps clean and whiten your teeth naturally. Remember to choose water over sodas, coffee and tea because these beverages can stain your teeth.
Be careful not to neglect your daily oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft bristled brush and a gentle toothpaste. Be sure to floss at least once a day, especially before you go to bed. Never go to bed without flossing and brushing your teeth because bacteria will jump right in and take advantage of the opportunity to chip away at your teeth all night long! Once a week or so, you can give yourself a natural teeth whitening treatment at home by brushing your teeth gently with baking soda. Let it sit on your teeth for a full minute and then rinse thoroughly. Don’t do this too often or brush too hard because this could damage your enamel.
See your dentist twice a year for a regular cleaning. If you are concerned about the whiteness of your teeth, your dentist can give you good advice on choosing the right home teeth whitening products. Alternately, he or she may recommend having your teeth whitened professionally. Either way, be sure to follow your dentist’s advice and treat your teeth gently and well so that they will last you a lifetime. For more information on teeth whitening and other services visit your dentist.
Preparing For Your Root Canal
December 24, 2013
If you have been told by your dentist that you need a root canal to cure your toothache, you may feel extremely anxious about undergoing this procedure. After all, root canals do not have the best reputation. They are often used as a metaphor for an intensely painful experience.
However, these fears are based on old and outdated techniques that have not been used for some times. Modern endodontics has removed the pain and discomfort that used to accompany a root canal. Now, in most cases, your root canal is no more painful than having your teeth cleaned.
If you have a toothache that just will not go away, or if it is painful to chew on one side of your mouth, you need to talk to your dentist right away. In many cases, the problem may be a minor one that is easily resolved. However, this sort of pain can indicate a more serious issue that may require a root canal.
The root of your teeth contains nerves and blood vessels that keep the tooth healthy. However, if the root is damaged or becomes infected, it can be quite painful. Pressure on the nerves, or damage to the nerves itself, can cause a great deal of discomfort.
In such cases, a root canal is often the best solution. The dentist will open your tooth to provide access to the root. He will then clean out the root canal itself, removing any infection or damage. The canal is then filled in with a sterile substance that prevents any future damage from occurring.
To keep the tooth strong after the root canal is performed, your dentist will need to place a permanent crown on it. This way, your tooth will not fracture or break when you try to chew on it.
Maintain Your Health With A General Dentist
December 8, 2013
If you’re moving to a new town or you have discovered your current dentist is retiring, you will need to begin searching for a brand new dentist to manage all your dental health needs. You might be surprised to find out that not every dentist offers exactly the same services. In addition, there are lots of dentists that are expanding their repertoire to provide a much broader variety of services to all their patients. It is necessary that you look into all available services from a new general dentist, to cover the needs of your family which may require many different treatments from cleanings to braces.
To start off with, you could always look and see all the dentists which are listed with the dental board in your own state. Your state is going to have breakdown of almost all various dentist offices in your town, as well as data about the services each supply. In addition, when you contact the state dental board, you’ll have the ability to see all the qualifications and certifications that each general dentist that you’re considering can provide.
Before establishing an initial exam in a general dentist’s office, talk with them regarding the procedures they perform as well as the equipment they use. See what their approaches are, and talk together about all your alternatives. It’s also a great idea to schedule an appointment for a simple consultation to go over any questions that you might have and to obtain a feel for the office and staff that work there. Ultimately, you can really be happy knowing that you did your research on a great general dentist for you and your family.
The Many Facets Of Health
October 14, 2013
What does it mean to call someone is healthy? Often we focus on one aspect of a person’s health, without looking at all the various pieces that make up a life. Certainly physical health is important, but we recognize there are many factors to well-being.
Mental health is one important aspect to a person’s life. A man or woman can be physically fit, but have mental issues that hinder their personal development and quality of life. Closely tied to that is emotional health. Fear, depression, and anxiety are all issues that can plague a person mentally and/or emotionally.
Spiritual health is another aspect that is part of the human experience. A person’s spiritual life is often tied to their religious beliefs and practices. Those beliefs help shape a person’s world view, their sense of peace, of hope, and of purpose in life. All of those are a large part of the total health picture.
Financial health is another aspect of life that affects all other areas. If one suffers from extreme poverty they are likely to have health issues as well, since quality of health care is also tied to available financial resources. The wealthy, on the other hand, tend to get better quality of care.
Even physical health is not a simple subject. There are many sub categories in physical wellness, including visual health, oral health, and audio health. All of these pieces make up a person’s total wellness profile. And here are the Health Cafe, we will be talking about them all.