Whilst you undoubtedly say "remember to brush your teeth!" to your child every morning and evening, you may feel uncertain about exactly how good of a job they're really doing. Although your close supervision can tell you a great deal about your child's oral hygiene habits, it's important to know exactly what to look for. Here are the best ways to evaluate your child's brushing habits. Watch the Duration Whilst you probably tell your child to make sure to brush each tooth, on both the front and back, you may not have ever told them how long to brush. [Read More]
Worried About Your Wisdom Teeth Removal? You'll Feel Better Once You Learn This!
Worried because your dentist recommended wisdom teeth removal? Many patients have to undergo wisdom teeth extraction at their dentist today, and the good news is that it's now simpler and easier than it's ever been before. Your dentist can typically perform wisdom teeth extraction in a single outpatient visit, and you'll usually enjoy an uncomplicated recovery. To ensure that you're prepared in the best way possible, it helps to learn more about the wisdom teeth removal and recovery process. [Read More]
The Right Kind of Overbite: Why it is Normal to Have a Slight Overbite
Did you know that the bite of prehistoric humans was different to that of modern humans? About 10,000 years ago, in the Neolithic Age, a typical human would eat by gripping food, such as a hunk of meat, between their teeth, and tearing it into pieces. Eating this way, caused humans to have an edge-to-edge bite. However, 250 years ago, a slight overbite became the norm. What happened? The knife and fork happened. [Read More]
Important Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist
An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the alignment of teeth, and especially as the alignment affects the jawbone and structure of the face, versus just the appearance of your smile. An orthodontist is also the specialist who will install braces, or myobrace, or fit you for other devices that straighten the teeth, even if you only need a few teeth treated. When you do visit an orthodontist to be fitted for an appliance, note a few questions to ask him or her. [Read More]