An underbite is a complicated orthodontic issue that is relatively rare. The prevalence of this type of bite varies by ethnicity, with people of Southeast Asian descent having the highest rate at over 15%. It is a difficult orthodontic problem to treat, and it can cause many complications over the patient’s lifetime. If you or a loved one suffers from an orthodontic underbite, read this article for more information.
Did you know that the appearance of your smile can age you? It’s true. There are certain things that happen to the teeth to change their appearance as we get older. These changes contribute to our looking older. With dental treatments, we can counteract these changes to help you look younger. We cover five important ways your dentist can help you look younger.
It seems that people will DIY anything these days. With a plethora of instructional blogs and videos online, there is a wealth of information available, and in the case of mouthwash, that information often includes recipes for homemade mouthwash. Because there is so much information out there, it can be difficult to differentiate on what might be beneficial and what you should avoid.
As many Americans are looking for ways to be healthier, gaining good nutrition through the diet is always a topic of interest. In efforts to reduce the consumption of fatty meats, a lot of people turn to foods that are high in proteins via seeds and legumes (beans and peas). These foods have wonderful nutritional value and should be part of a healthy diet. As more and more people have transitioned to diets that are high in foods that contain phytic acid, scientists, doctors, and dentists have noticed some trends in their health. And these trends do have the potential to affect oral health, too.
Just as adults do, children can experience anxiety when they are facing an upcoming dental visit. As a parent, this can be an obstacle to getting your child the dental care he or she needs to maintain good oral health. You must address pediatric dental anxiety so that it does not cause your child to miss vital preventive appointments with the dentist. “Skipping the dentist” actually leads to an increase in dental anxiety.
It may surprise you to learn that something occurring in a child’s infancy can affect his or her need for orthodontic treatment in adolescence or even adulthood. Breastfeeding a child has an important influence on the child’s overall growth and development. It also has specific impact on the growth and development of the child’s upper and lower jaws. This is where orthodontics comes in.
Oral cancer is a disease that kills approximately one person every hour. There are some cases (less than ten percent) that do not have an identifiable cause. In the majority of cases, there is a specific identifiable cause or causes. This means that in most cases, we can prevent oral cancer from occurring by avoiding the various causes.
Having a tooth removed can be stressful even for most people. While the procedure itself should be painless, thanks to the successful use of local anesthetic, the days (and sometimes weeks) following the extraction can be pretty uncomfortable. Knowing how to care for an extraction site is an essential part of managing that discomfort well.
Caring for a teething baby can be challenging. Many parents find themselves with a fussy, impossible-to-please infant in their arms during the various phases of teething. It is important to be able to recognize teething and help manage your baby’s discomfort.
Dental technology has come a long way in the last decade and one exciting advancement is Same-Day Crowns. These dental devices provide coverage for gaps from lost teeth and help improve bite and chewing function - delivered the same day. Learn how same-day dental crowns work.