Monday, December 29, 2014
When it comes to improper bite, having teeth that’s not so aesthetically pleasing may be the least of your problems. For one thing, an improper bite can cause difficulty in chewing, which could mean you’re not receiving all the nutrients your body needs from the food you eat. People seek the help of a Greenville, SC family dental practitioner to address improper bite conditions. Dental treatments for improper bite can help stabilize a person’s bite as well as improve his overall health. It must be noted that many people live their entire lives with improper bite and never seek treatment for it. Likewise, many people who have undergone the necessary dental treatment for their improper bite feel more comfortable and confident by having properly aligned teeth. Whether or not to seek professional dental care depends largely on your personal decision. That said, here are some examples of common bite problems that can be solved by a family dental practitioner in your area.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Teeth whitening as a cosmetic dentistry procedure continues to grow in popularity every single day. More people prefer to have their teeth whitened artificially because they have realized the value of having a white and pearly smile. Dazzling white teeth certainly adds to a person’s confidence and self-esteem, and that is reason enough for a lot of people to take on teeth whitening treatments. Why do teeth lose their shining splendor? Everyone is born with shining white teeth; however, as the years pass, teeth get stained by almost everything that people put in their mouth, be it food, beverages, and most especially tobacco. Teeth whitening helps restore teeth to their former glory. Teeth whitening solutions provided by a qualified cosmetic dentist in Greenville, SC lift the stains from a person’s teeth to make them whiter and brighter.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Proper dental care for children starts from the time they were born, or as soon as their first tooth erupts, then carries on throughout their whole life. Visits to the dentist can be terrifying for some kids because of the strange noises coming from the metal instruments used. The idea of an unfamiliar person poking and drilling in their mouth with shiny, cold, and sharp objects frightens the little ones as well. Needless to say, it might be a challenge for parents to convince their children to go to a dentist, but here are a few tips on how they can persuade them. According to Rhea Haugseth, D.M.D., American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s president, when children start their dental checkups early, it can provide a 'dental home' where all their needs, whether a periodic preventive visit or an emergency, are addressed. Kids can start visiting Greenville, SC dentists as soon as their first tooth grows or when they turn a year old.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
People often opt for lasers treatments for their positive effects on the body, but according to a new research, growing a tooth may already be possible by using low-power lasers. Aside from the common dental uses of lasers for therapy and teeth whitening, the beams coming from the less powerful dental lasers could help activate dental stem cells, which would enable damaged teeth to regrow. The experiment conducted in the research mentioned above used lab rats as their test subjects. The scientists filled the rats’ molars, and one molar was laser-treated while the other was not. After 12 weeks of monitoring, they found out that dentins were growing better on the laser-treated molar.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Local Greenville, SC family dentistry practitioners—such as those at Falls Park Dentistry—are well aware that scores of patients can’t stand the sight of a dentist’s chair. In fact, many patients are absolutely terrified of everything that has to do with dentistry, which they associate with agonizing pain. Such anxiety isn’t exactly helpful to dentists at all. Luckily, dentists have a useful tool in their arsenal to help calm anxious patients: nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas. First discovered in 1722 by Joseph Priestley (who also happens to be the discoverer of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and even soda pop), nitrous oxide is a colorless gas that tastes and smells good.
Monday, December 15, 2014
When it comes to tooth replacements, dental implants are the new standard of care. It’s hard to beat the stability and functionality dental implants provide. These devices bond with healthy bone and provide secure support for dental crowns and dentures. With dental implants installed by an experienced dentist in Greenville, SC, you can have artificial teeth that look and feel like your natural ones and can last your entire lifetime. Dental implants: A growing global market Recent reports indicate a steep rise in the number of people who have opted for dental implants in the last few years; their numbers are expected to grow in the years to come. In a recent study, global market research firm Persistence Market Research reveals that the global dental implant market—valued at USD 4,508.9 million in 2014—is projected to have a 9.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2020, with an estimated value of USD 7,879.5 million by 2020. That’s a lot of people having dental implan
Saturday, December 13, 2014
The new finding, however, does not make strawberries completely useless because they still contain healthy amounts of malic acid which, though corrosive, can help whiten teeth. However, anyone who wishes to have shining and clean pearly whites is better off seeing an experienced Greenville dentist such as Dr. Brian Derrick of Falls Spark Dentistry for highly effective professional teeth whitening. One of the best options these days is the Zoom in-office treatment, which is guaranteed to penetrate and fight off all kinds of tooth stains. Tooth stains are classified as extrinsic (think plaque and tartar buildup from leftover food) and intrinsic (e.g. chemicals found in coffee and certain medications). Theoretically, ‘extrinsic stains’ can be removed by almost anything since they’re only found on the tooth’s outer layer. Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, require more effort since they’re found deep within the tooth’s inner layer or dentin.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Many South Carolinians would do well to heed the call to look after their oral health. According to The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, only 62.2 percent of adults in the state have had their teeth cleaned last year, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68.5 percent. In fact, only 63.4 percent visited their dentist last year, compared to 69.7 percent for the rest of the country. Without proper oral care, one risks developing chewing problems, tooth abscess, and broken teeth due to cavities. While it’s possible to treat oral cavities with tooth restoration and remineralization procedures, prevention is much more preferable. To this end, it would be wise to visit seasoned dentists in Greenville, SC for regular oral exams, dental cleaning, and other procedures as necessary. Those who fail to do so can only look forward to having toothless smiles next Halloween, which can be a scary prospect indeed.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Whatever nervousness you feel will be felt by your child. If she sees you are composed, this will tell him she has nothing to afraid of. In addition, support your child by highlighting his positive behaviors, i.e. “I love the way you are sitting still in the chair!”, “Great job following directions!”, and “You are being so cooperative!”
Sunday, November 2, 2014
If these experiments are successful, they can help patients save millions of dollars in dental work. Also, growing real human teeth means that people will no longer have to rely on prosthetics to act as a replacement for missing teeth. Until then, however, seeking help from a cosmetic dentist in Greenville, SC, like those from Falls Park Dentistry, is still the best thing to do.
Friday, October 31, 2014
It may be impossible to get perfectly white teeth, but Greenville SC, dentists like Falls Park Dentistry can give you the treatment you need. Apart from seeking their help, there are a few simple remedies you can do yourself to maintain a healthy smile, such as proper daily brushing and flossing of teeth after meals. Also, consider getting touch up treatments for your pearly whites
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Residents of Greenville, SC may have the danger of sleep apnea-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) looming closer than they think. Some studies note that around 1.4 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with TBI every year, with at least 3.3 million more facing long-term neurological disability as a consequence. A dentist from Greenville, SC like Dr. Brian Derrick of Falls Park Dentistry can help you address issues with sleep apnea.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
This may sound familiar to many residents of South Carolina, where water fluoridation is not mandatory. Only city governments have the authority to implement or discontinue the practice, and even then, fluoridation policies can vary from one place to another. In fact, the most recent statistics say that only 93.8 percent of South Carolinians are supplied with fluoridated water—a slight reduction compared to 94.6 percent in 2006. Fortunately, family dentistry in Greenville, SC can fill in this gap by means of fluoride treatments that help ensure strong and healthy teeth among kids. Although fluoride toothpastes are cheaper and more accessible, their minimal fluoride content is guaranteed to fade away after a short time. By contrast, a professional fluoride treatment introduces the chemical directly into the enamel or the outer layer of teeth, thereby providing an immediate yet longer-lasting effect.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Such findings are likely to resonate in South Carolina where, according to CDC figures, 21.8 percent of the population has lost most, if not all, of their natural teeth. Members of the public would do well to limit their intake of acidic food and drinks, and make it a point to visit a trusted dentist in Greenville, SC like Dr. Brian Derrick, to address complications caused by tooth erosion and bruxism, i.e. the compulsive grinding of teeth. Cosmetic dental solutions like veneers, as well as regular cleaning, help restore teeth and conceal the damage already done. However, moderation is still key toward protecting teeth from erosion. It is also advisable to make wise food choices. For instance, while most drinks contain acid to some extent, milk and water have no ill effects on teeth. When drinking soda or fruit juice, meanwhile, it is advisable to use a straw and to minimize the liquids’ contact with teeth.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Have you tried any home remedy to whiten your teeth yet? Don’t try anything without checking with a trusted Greenville dentist first. Without proper, professional guidance, some fixes may just be a waste of your time, money, and efforts. At worst, the unproven or inappropriate treatment may even damage your pearly whites permanently. A few individuals go as far as using whatever whitening or cleaning tool they have at home. Anne Nugent Guignon, a recognized dental hygienist, asked fellow members of the Colgate Oral Health Advisor’s Facebook community to share patient anecdotes. Guignon’s entertaining article for RDH magazine shows just how silly people can get in their quest for whiter teeth.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Does your breath stink even if you haven’t chewed down an onion or garlic-rich meal? Are you constantly feeling self-conscious because of the odor? You are not alone. Citing research from various journals and researchers, Zinczenko then offers simple ways to help minimize or eliminate bad breath. Among other things, you need to take care of your oral hygiene through at-home practices, including brushing, flossing, and cleaning your tongue as you brush your teeth. Eating yogurt, chewing xylitol gum, eating herbs like parsley or mint, and drinking green tea can help deodorize your mouth, too.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Although it may seem impractical to take your very young child to a Greenville, SC family dental office, you may find that taking him or her there at an early age could prove to be beneficial. Children’s teeth pose unique problems, which is why it’s important to have a pediatric dentist identify these issues right away. This is also the time when permanent teeth start growing, so having a dentist monitor their development seems like the right thing to do. Many children resist having their teeth checked, but skilled dental practitioners know how to deal with difficult patients. Qualified dentists do a thorough checkup of the kid and make sure that the environment makes him or her feel safe and comfortable.
Monday, October 13, 2014
One thing most celebrities have in common is a perfect set of teeth. It leaves a lot of people wondering how all these stars are able to achieve a bright glistening smile. Fortunately, dental modifications aren’t exclusive to Hollywood actors and actresses, but regular folk as well. An experienced dentist in Greenville, SC who has mastered these dental techniques can provide a set suited to each patient. The technology has evolved so much over the years and it’s something more and more people are getting into, especially if they have the means to do so. Everyday Health writer Jan Sheehan says.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Health-conscious people may be surprised to know that there are actually food items that offer health benefits but could have negative effects on the teeth. The Huffington Post’s The Daily Meal section compiles a list of these teeth-staining food in one article. Sadly, it includes health-boosting fruits like blueberries, blackberries, and cherries. With South Carolina’s landscape offering a bounty of these berries, it would be difficult for some to resist the yummy fruits. However, article suggests that people can counteract the teeth-staining effects of berries by rinsing with a mouthwash or brushing right after eating them. Still, locals who’ve had long-term teeth discoloration can consider other avenues to whiten their teeth. Here are some ways to brighten teeth with the help of skilled Greenville, SC dentists.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Ever wondered how prehistoric humans kept their dental health in check? Well, The Washington Post writer Rachel Feltman reports that an international team of researchers managed to gain new insight on the diet and dental habits of prehistoric humans. While those who practice traditional Chinese medicine still have use for this particular weed, those who’d like to keep their teeth clean and protected from cavities would do better with the modern means. An experienced dentist in Greenville, SC, for instance, is the best option for locals to fight dental problems like plaque, which is one of the teeth’s worst enemies.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
"Dental care will switch from cloth damping on the gums to mild brushing as soon as the child turns two. Some of the first teeth would have already erupted by this time, and consequently become vulnerable to decay. The same article recommends limiting a child’s sugary food intake as even a tiny amount of sugar on the surface of teeth may react with enzymes from naturally occurring oral bacteria, forming a type of acid that is responsible for tooth decay. It may be too late before you realize that your child’s first teeth already have cavities and are bound to fall off long before the permanent teeth erupt. Proper dental care must be paired with regular visits to a Greenville, SC family dental office as soon as a child turns one year old. Professional monitoring, among other things, can facilitate early detection and prevention of future dental issues.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
You can hardly find an A-list celebrity these days who doesn’t sport a dazzling, camera-ready smile characterized by near-flawless pearly whites that inspire admiration. Although you may not be a celebrity yourself, you can certainly still enjoy the confidence-boosting effects of a beautiful Hollywood smile by means of cosmetic dentistry. If damaged, misaligned, or badly stained teeth have kept you from smiling your best, then it’s time to act now and consider visiting a cosmetic dentist in Greenville, SC soon to find out more about the cosmetic procedures that can give you a total smile makeover and change your life for the better. An article for CosmeticDentistryGuide.co.uk discusses what a smile makeover typically entails.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Dr. Katz also recommends green tea, strawberries, and dark chocolate to those who yearn for whiter teeth. That said, these basic remedies pale in comparison to the more extensive Zoom in-office teeth whitening treatments provided by a reputable Greenville dentist like Dr. Brian R. Derrick. A Zoom treatment involves the application of hydrogen peroxide whitening gel on the patient’s teeth, which is then ‘activated’ by a light source over the course of three 15-minute sessions. A fluoride paste is then applied on the teeth to reduce sensitivity. If things proceed as planned, the entire treatment shouldn’t take more than an hour to finish. Prior to any Zoom treatment, an experienced Greenville, SC dentist will first need to conduct a dental exam. Screening helps ensure that patients with sensitive teeth, worn enamels, or dental trauma do not suffer any adverse effects as a result of the procedure.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Dental anxiety is a lot more complex than most people would think. In fact, the University of Washington’s Dental Fears Research Clinic believes that as many as 75 percent of all adults in the country experience dental anxiety in some way or form. In an article for DentistryIQ, registered dental hygienist Carol Roszel recounts her own experience as an anxious patient. According to Roszel, it’s not so much the scary-looking devices that patients fear the most as the idea that they’re sitting powerless as the dentist carries out the procedure, making an uncomfortable experience even more stressful.