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.