We often find that patients have a lot of questions about who needs to practice which type of dental care and when. While you may think that there’s quite a massive grey area whether you’re curious about when to come in for something like a filling or which members of your household require certain types of preventive care, it’s really not so hard! By considering some easy rules to live by, you can make sure everyone is on track!
Do you ever find that even though you have no reason to avoid your dental hygiene and you are perfectly happy to clean your smile, it’s often hard on your hands? Whether holding floss steady and guiding it between teeth is difficult or if holding the slim handle of your toothbrush causes your hands to cramp, these can become serious deterrents that keep you from comfortably brushing and flossing. Is there anything you can do, you wonder, to enjoy comfortable dental care at home? But of course there is! Follow some suggestions.
When it comes to children’s dental health, alignment is most often associated with the layout of their teeth and symmetry of their jaws. However, in a more holistic sense, it also means the symmetry, growth, and development of the facial and oral structures that surround the teeth and gums. For instance, if the jawbone and/or cheeks are not symmetrical, it can affect the formation of other structures, such as the upper palate and airway. To correct all of these issues and avoid oral health complications in the future, your child’s dentist may suggest orthotropics, which straightens much more than just crooked teeth. (more…)
If you know a lot about dental sealants, then you may have only a random question about them here and there. However, if you don’t really know a lot about them except that they can help prevent cavities, it will most certainly benefit you to gain a quick education! For instance, you might know that they’re clear, they help stop decay from forming, and that they can last about 10 years. However, you may still wonder how effective they really are, if the process is comfortable, etc. Instead of thinking of them as advantageous yet mysterious protectors of your child’s teeth, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to understand what to make of sealants and why they’re so important.
Orthotropics is the comprehensive approach to ensuring optimal growth and development of your child’s face and mouth. This means everything in proper alignment and with enough space for your child’s facial and oral structures to fit comfortably where they’re meant to. Like all forms of dental treatment, orthotropics is a custom-designed treatment plan that is only recommended when necessary. To help you determine if it’s the right option for your child, we answer a few important questions about orthotropics and its many potential benefits. (more…)
When choosing any dental treatment for your child, it’s important to know how that treatment will help your child’s condition as well as what benefits it will have in the long term. With orthotropics, those benefits are many and extend beyond just your child’s oral health. Orthotropics is the treatment of abnormal and/or asymmetrical facial and oral structures while they’re still developing. The treatment includes custom-designed appliances that help ensure proper growth, spacing, and alignment of all of your child’s facial structures, which offers a wide variety of benefits of your child. (more…)
Protecting your gum health may be a new idea to you, particularly if you’ve always thought it was all about protecting your teeth. Or, this may be something that’s been on your radar for quite a while, though you were never really sure what to do about ensuring you’re taking the right steps to get there. What may surprise you is that there are really just three very simple steps to achieve if your goal is to keep your entire smile nice and healthy.
When given the option between protecting yourself against oral cancer or instead, doing things to promote it, chances are good you’d prefer to avoid it! Unfortunately, you may not be sure what you should be doing to keep it from happening. Some culprits that you should avoid are more obvious than others. Let’s quickly soar through some very common risk factors that you should most certainly cut out to keep your oral health in check.
When it comes to children’s oral and facial growth, most parents have at least some idea of the importance of alignment. Proper alignment and symmetry are necessary for your child’s teeth and jaws to work properly, and to avoid serious bite issues in the future. However, symmetry and alignment are vital for much more than just bite function. For example, asymmetrical facial structures can lead to improper growth of nasal and airway structures, which can lead to uneven facial appearance as well as increased risks of breathing and sleep disorders. (more…)
Prevention is the main focus of all children’s dentistry treatments. Besides checkups and cleanings to ensure a healthy smile, that prevention most often occurs in the form of treatments such as dental sealants that keep teeth safe from cavity-causing bacteria. Sometimes, however, it may require more involved treatment. For instance, orthotropics treatment prevents sleep apnea and a wide range of other chronic issues by ensuring the proper growth and spacing of your child’s facial structures. (more…)