It should come as no surprise that the foods you eat have a direct impact on your dental health, but do you know why that is? If you understand what plaque is, how it thrives, and the damage it can cause for your teeth, you’re probably somewhat aware of which foods better or worse for your dental health. If you’re less familiar with plaque and the foods that can contribute to it, this blog should clear things up and give you a solid understanding of the best and worst foods for your dental health.Read More
Have you read our last blog? Well, this is the continuation of it! Before, we discussed the importance of your enamel and how the waste from leftover bacteria can break it down. We can understand the need to go to sleep after a long day instead of taking the extra effort to brush before bed, but doing so can cause irrevocable harm to your teeth’s health, leading to the need for emergency dentistry in Bala Cynwyd, PA. We don’t want that!
We’ve all been here, it’s true. Sometimes it is way easier to crawl under the covers and sleep instead of trudge alllll the way to the bathroom just for an elbow work out. Believe us, we are well aware. It takes effort to do, especially in a half-conscious state. Still, it is just as essential as those ten extra minutes you would have had sleeping!
Waking up without a tooth can be scary, until you notice the five dollar bill under your pillow. (Thanks, Tooth Fairy!)
If incentivizing a child’s dental care can drastically improve their experience, why do we only do it to baby teeth? Although implementing a pay-per-brush structure in your home is highly impractical, there are ways to encourage better oral hygiene. Rewards are not always monetary; they can be emotional too. This is why Wynnewood Dental Arts has revolutionized the stigma attached to visiting a dentist. Improving a patient’s experience leads to less resistance well scheduling future appointments.
A visit to your nearest drugstore will show you that the natural health care market is huge. From washing your hair to treating your cold, store shelves boast a wide array of products claiming to contain natural ingredients. This holds true for dental care products as well. Toothpastes, mouthwashes, toothbrushes, and dental floss come in all-natural or mostly-natural varieties and consumers who want to live a more natural or environmentally friendly often have a difficult time picking the good products from the questionable ones. Your Wynnewood dentist, Dr. Thomas DeFinnis, offers a few tips on making informed choices when you shop for natural dental products.
Have you heard the often used phrase, “sick and tired”? When you are sick, you may feel too tired to care about every day personal care habits including brushing and flossing your teeth. If you knew that skipping your oral care might keep you in bed longer, would you muster up enough energy to brush and floss? Wynnewood dentist Dr. DeFinnis presents a quiz on dental habits and how they might affect your health during an illness.
Healthy Habits Quiz
Try our quiz on dental habits while you’re sick to find out if you are helping yourself on a path to getting better.Read More
Flossing is a key ingredient in preventing gum disease, cavities, and halitosis. Flossing removes plaque and food debris from between teeth and hard to brush areas. Plaque harbors harmful bacteria that can accumulate and cause cavities, as well as gingivitis. Bacteria that reside in plaque are also responsible for bad breath, so if your breath isn’t as fresh as you’d like after brushing, you have one more reason to floss. Oral health is central to overall health; when your mouth is free from plaque buildup and host to fewer bacteria, you reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and oral cancer.
As a parent, you want the best for your child, whether it’s the best education, the best nutrition, or the best medical care. It goes without saying that you also want the best for your child’s dental health. That’s why you start practicing good dental care habits early. You practice brushing with a soft toothbrush and gentle, fluoride-free children’s toothpaste. You even practice flossing with colorful kid’s flossers. The next step in ensuring the lifelong health of your child’s smile includes scheduling her first visit with a qualified family dentist. While a trip to the dentist might seem like a fun prospect for some children, others might feel some anxiety about this new experience. You can help your little one feel confident about visiting the dentist by taking a few simple steps.
Which is worse: living without teeth or wearing dentures? If you hate wearing dentures, that question may make you think twice. Before you answer, consider the new dentures – implant retained dentures.
Problems with Dentures
In the past, people who lost all or most of their teeth had only one option for replacement, and that was dentures. Because dentures are made to fit on top of the gums, they can slip and slide. Furthermore, the longer a person wears dentures, the smoother his gums become. This only makes slippage more of a problem. Another common complaint is that dentures require extensive care. They must be removed, cleaned, rinsed, soaked, and relined. Real teeth don’t require that much care!
The growing popularity of sedation dentistry is helping many people overcome their dental phobias, but there are still other reasons why people avoid regular dentist visits. One of these reasons is embarrassment. If you have not made a dental appointment recently because you are embarrassed by the current state of your teeth, your problems will only worsen over time. Your Wynnewood dentist, Dr. DeFinnis, explains the importance of regular dental checkups.