According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should have your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist every six months to prevent against cavities and gingivitis. If you can't even remember how long it has been since you stepped foot in your dentist's office then it's time to evaluate why. If you are like most people, you probably dread going to the dentist because it makes you feel anxious, overwhelmed, and just uncomfortable overall. But because going to the dentist is something that everybody should do, this article will list a few ways that you can calm your nerves and anxiety.
When it comes to having the perfect, Instagram-worthy smile, you need to make sure that your teeth are as straight as possible by either getting traditional metal braces or Invisalign. In addition to having straight teeth, though, you should also make sure that your teeth are as white as possible. But, how can you tell if you should invest in office professional whitening or if you should just buy some over the counter products? Read on to learn a little bit more about these two options.
At-home whitening usually includes things like whitening strips and whitening toothpaste.
If you typically don't floss and try to start, there can be some alarming things that happen the first few times. While these may scare you enough to make you want to stop flossing, rest assured that they're actually a sign of improvement. Here are three signs that your flossing is doing something good, even if the side effects seem like the opposite.
Most people who floss a few times for the first time will experience some sensitivity between their teeth.
Unless you have a partner who notices your snoring, you may not realize you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when a person's upper airway partially collapses and causes them to stop breathing.
OSA can be mild, with about five episodes per hour, or severe, with thirty to forty episodes per hour. Besides snoring, sleep apnea can cause you to have daytime fatigue, headaches, weight fluctuations, insomnia, and nightmares. Read on to learn more about this condition and how to fix it.
Dental fillings are designed to last for years, but that doesn't mean that they're impervious to damage. Long-term damage and sudden damage can both cause a filling to crack, fall out, or otherwise break. If you think one of your fillings is missing or you know that it has come out, you need to take steps to protect your tooth. Read on to learn how to do this.