Most parents are fairly good about making dental appointments for their children, but many parents fail to make annual or biannual appointments for themselves. Some adults think that exams are not worth the cost or they cannot find the time for one. But it is important that parents schedule regular exams and cleanings for themselves as well as for their children. Here are three reasons why you should make sure you schedule regular exams if you are a parent.
- A dental implant is an artificial tooth replacement that is very different from all the alternative options in tooth replacement. When you get a dental implant, it is fused in your mouth into your bone, and this offers a number of benefits for you. One benefit is that it will help you avoid losing bone mass in your jaw, and here are a few things you may want to know about this.
- If you have recently spoken to your general or cosmetic dentist about wearing clear aligners to move the teeth, then you may have started to learn about some of the tips and tricks to ensure the quick and correct movement of your teeth. One of these tricks is making sure that you wear the aligners for a full 22 hours every day. If you want to wear your aligners as much as possible, then you may think that you can keep them in the mouth when you eat or drink.
- If your child's orthodontist has informed you that your child needs braces, then the first step in the process is the placement of molar bands on the back teeth. These metal attachments are cemented around the molars, and they serve as anchors to help keep arch wires in place. Molar bands cannot be simply slipped over the molars though. Since the back teeth sit extremely close together, the pediatric orthodontist will need to place separators in between the molars first.
- Whether your wisdom teeth have become painful or you are dealing with a severely infected tooth, you may need to undergo a dental extraction. Tooth extractions should not cause any pain during the actual procedure, but improper care during the recovery process can lead to a painful dry socket. Unfortunately, you may not understand how easily dry sockets can develop. Using this guide, you will understand dry sockets and learn how to prevent and treat these painful dental problems.