Without a retainer, the time you spent in braces and the investment you made could be lost as your teeth may shift back to their previous pathological position! Learn the pros and cons of a permanent retainer.
As you get older, the conditions in your mouth change, which puts you at risk for more serious dental issues. Sticking with routine checkups is the best way to catch these issues before they become more serious.
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.
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.
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.
Drinking water is beneficial to your health as it flushes your body of toxins & aids in digestion, but did you know it helps maintain your oral health too?
As with most good habits, starting good brushing techniques when they are young establishes good oral habits. Learn how to help your kids become good brushers.
The tooth fairy only shows up when your child loses a tooth, but the tooth fairy can be used to teach kids everyday oral hygiene.