Electric toothbrushes are becoming more and more popular in 2022. You may be asking yourself if they are really better than your old plastic toothbrushes? Many electric toothbrushes are recommended by the ADA and by dentists far and wide. While there are pros and cons to everything, here are some positive reasons for switching to electric toothbrushes.
Choosing the right toothpaste is based on a variety of factors but dentists can recommend the right toothpaste for your teeth. One thing to look for is the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the brand is approved and sent materials to the ADA and it meets standards of safety and efficacy. Below is a short list of toothpastes that dentists recommend you use for the best oral health in 2022.
From when we’re first taught how to brush our teeth as children all the way through the rest of our lives, we’re told to brush our teeth twice a day. But how important is brushing twice daily, really? Is it really so bad if you only brush your teeth once a day? Life is crazy and busy, with school, with work, with kids, and after a late night out with friends or after a long, long day, it can be so tempting to just curl up in bed and forego your evening brushing.
There are few dental cosmetic procedures that can boost your confidence in your smile the way that veneers can. They’re often referred to as smile makeovers for a reason. However, since the process of getting veneers involves shaving down the enamel of your teeth so that the veneers can fit onto them, people worry that veneers damage your teeth. Sure, you want a pretty white smile, but at the expense of your natural teeth? That’s not worth it to many people.
While proper dental hygiene is the best way to prevent cavities, with brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing once daily, and seeing a dentist for regular cleanings, there’s more that can be done to protect your teeth. Dental sealants can be applied in order to help keep your teeth clean, especially in those hard to reach areas like your molars. Who needs dental sealants, though? Should everyone get dental sealants, if their purpose is to assist in keeping your pearly whites healthy and staving off decay?
If you’re someone who has gotten wisdom teeth – not everyone does! – then you have more than likely heard that you should have your wisdom teeth removed. Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common procedures, with over 90% of adult Americans having gotten their wisdom teeth removed. But if you get wisdom teeth in the first place, why remove them? They wouldn’t come in if they didn’t serve a purpose, right? Here’s what you need to know about wisdom teeth removal.
One of the first questions you get asked when you go in for a dental cleaning is, “How often do you floss?” The majority of people know that while they should floss daily, they don’t. This is either because they find it inconvenient, don’t understand the importance of flossing, or are doing it incorrectly, and ergo hurting their teeth and their gums instead of helping them. Here’s what you need to know about flossing, how to do it correctly, and how incorrect flossing can result in issues such as loosening teeth.
If your dentist tells you that you have a cavity, you may wonder how important it is to actually get it filled. You know that you should have them treated, but what if you don’t? Or what if you put off treatment? How bad is it if you ignore them? Some other dental issues can resolve themselves over time, such as mild gum disease with proper oral hygiene. Can’t that happen with cavities too?
The internet is full of misinformation, and the fluoride debate is a prime example of this. People say that fluoride is toxic and can have negative effects on your brain. People fear it can increase the risk of cancer and negatively impact sexual development. With all the misinformation on the internet, it’s important to listen…
If you decide to have a child, you know that pregnancy is going to come with all sorts of complications and new experiences, like morning sickness and strange cravings. But while planning for all the doctor’s appointments you’ll need, some people don’t realize they may need to factor dentist appointments in there too. Pregnancy impacts…