Many adults and teens in our Palm Beach Gardens, FL office would love to have their teeth straightened but are unwilling to go through the long and often embarrassing process of wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® clear aligners offer the perfect solution: They’re the most advanced clear aligner systems in the world!
Yes, unfortunately, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. This, of course, is true when it comes to cake and cookies, but it’s also true when it comes to brushing your teeth! You may think that brushing more vigorously or more often will keep you safe from cavities. Sadly, the opposite is true.
Looking into straightening your teeth but don’t want to deal with the hassle of braces? There is another option. Invisalign can straighten your teeth in no time without filling your mouth with metal and wires. These aligners are nearly invisible, which allows you to straighten your teeth without many (or any) people noticing.
Patients often ask how they can keep their gums healthy and happy and prevent gum disease and other dental health issues. There are many healthy (and easy) habits you can start forming at home to prevent gum disease.
First and foremost, practicing good oral hygiene is the most important thing you can do to prevent and treat gum disease.
It can be frustrating – and, of course, downright painful – to have sensitive teeth. The mere thought of doing something as basic as chewing on a piece of ice can make you wince, as can drinking any sort of hot beverage. Why does this problem happen, and what can you do about it? Let’s take a quick look.
It is important to visit the dentist every six months to maintain a good dental care routine. You must be thinking of how you can maintain oral health between your semi-annual check-up and cleaning. Below are the few tips:
- Brush for two minutes
Brushing your teeth for exactly two minutes and each quadrant for 30 seconds is important for thorough cleaning.
Common dental infections can be so serious that they become life-threatening. Cavities are caused by microorganisms, which generate acid, that cover teeth surfaces. As time goes on, the acid can harm teeth by eroding tooth enamel. Sugary snacks are the main cause of cavities, along with diet soda, which can cause tooth erosion because the phosphoric acid found in diet soda can change the pH levels in your mouth.
Oral health is not separate from systemic health. Conditions impacting the health of teeth and gums have a direct relationship with symptoms and medical complications throughout the body. Gum disease, for example, may result in oral health issues like tooth loss or jawbone necrosis, but when bacteria from gum disease enters the bloodstream, health risks include:
- Heart attack and stroke
- Pancreatic and breast cancers
- Liver and kidney failure
Pregnant women with gum disease are at increased risk for premature birth,
The placement of dental implants at our Palm Beach Gardens office is virtually painless. Thanks to advancements in both implant technology and topical anesthetics, we are able to place dental implants without heavy sedation and, while some mild discomfort may linger for a day or two following implant placement, over-the-counter medications are typically enough to address the problem until it subsides on its own.