A Healthy Smile Is Important for a Great Overall Appearance
It's easy to crack your tooth the holidays while breaking open nut shells with your teeth, or while eating candy canes. If you've recently started noticing feelings of pain and discomfort after putting this kind of stress on your tooth, it's possible that you've cracked the enamel. Knowing the signs of a cracked tooth and what to do if you've sustained this type of injury can help you get the right treatment for your needs.
While there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, the fastest and easiest way to get the brightest smile possible is by getting a professional whitening treatment from a cosmetic dentist. If you make the investment in having your teeth professionally whitened, you are sure to want to want to keep them bright for as long as possible. Use the following tips to maintain your bright smile after a professional teeth whitening procedure:
Thanksgiving is a time when people eat a lot of food that stains their teeth. Knowing which foods are the biggest culprits and how to minimize the damage from these foods can help you preserve the appearance of your teeth at this festive, fun time of year.
Foods that Stain
There are a multitude of foods and beverages that stain teeth at the holidays. Below is a list of the worst ones.
If you like the idea of implant dentures, but have concerns over needing a bone graft, you should talk to your dentist about the method that attaches each plate with only four implants. The implants are placed in such a way that they can be used in areas with thinning bone. Here's a look at how it works.
Problems With Bone Loss
If you've worn dentures for a while or had missing teeth for a long time, you probably have bone loss.
Many adults feel self conscious about their teeth and their smile. Crooked or dirty and stained teeth can affect your self-confidence. Depending on your job, it may also affect your performance or your ability to land a good job. Veneers offer a good solution to many common cosmetic dental issues.
Repair Broken Teeth
Broken or chipped teeth can ruin an otherwise gorgeous smile. WebMD recommends veneers for broken or chipped teeth in the front of the mouth.
I have always loved fashion and beauty and have always taken great pride in my appearance. As a young adult, I never missed a hair coloring appointment or hesitated to run out to the mall to grab the latest trendy clothing item, but unfortunately, I didn't care for my teeth as well as I should. While I never used to be one to "shy away" from photos, I started fearing the camera after I saw how bad my teeth looked in one. That photo was a wake-up call, and I then dedicated myself to taking better care of my teeth at home, visiting the dentist regularly, and getting the dental work I needed. I learned a lot during this time, so I decided to start a blog to help others make smart dental decisions. Come back and check out my posts!
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