The hygienist plays an intricate role in your oral health care. At a minimum the role includes periodontal disease evaluation, taking x-rays and a patient’s periodontal charting. Traditionally, they engaged in cleaning and flossing the teeth under the theory that at healthy mouth was primarily necessary for the patient to keep their teeth. While this
Considered a "super-fruit," the strawberry is rich in antioxidants and extremely beneficial to heart health. Low in calories but high in vitamin C, potassium, fiber and folic acid, strawberries are a tasty part of a healthy diet -- but too much of a good thing can be bad for your teeth.
Mouths, like people, are affected by years as well as by genes. If you're over 60, your oral chemistry is changing—and thorough examinations of gums and salivary glands can be a lifesaving early detector of oral cancer or other disease. Older Americans are becoming a larger segment of our population and suffer disproportionately from oral diseases,
Veneers are wafer-thin laminates of tooth-colored material made of either porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material. They are bonded with cement to the front surface of teeth to improve their aesthetic appearance. It’s really not that much different from brick on the front of one’s home. Many dentists use the alternative analogy that dental veneers
Some Perceptions Never Change It seems that no matter how far we have come in the world of modern dentistry, the perception of the dentist has not changed much since the days of the old west where the barber put his foot in your chest and yanked out your tooth. Research by the British Dental