Let’s face facts: if you’re an adult, you know exactly why you’re getting braces. At this point, it’s more psychological than physical when it comes to dealing with it. The end result is have a nicer looker smile with the straightening of your teeth — easier said than done but here are some tips to help you survive braces as an adult.
Teeth grinding or bruxism is involuntary or habitual grinding of your teeth, typically during sleep but not always. This can cause headaches, jaw pain and damaged teeth but that’s not the only after effects of bruxism. Here are some more you may have not realized.
There is a common misconception that cavities in baby teeth don’t need to be filled because the teeth are going to fall out anyway. The fact is there are many reasons why it’s important to treat your child’s decaying teeth now rather than wait for permanent ones to come up.
A dental crown is one of the most common and safe dental procedures around. The crown is a cap that goes over a tooth that may be broken or has a large, noticeable filling in it. The crown restores the shape and appearance of the broken tooth.
When the dentist tells you that you have some areas on your teeth that are either low on enamel and that you should take better care, brush more often, or floss twice a day, you might roll your eyes a bit and sigh quietly to yourself when you leave the office.