Monday, April 28, 2014

Is Dental Cleaning Once a Year Enough?

Dentists say dental cleaning should be done twice a year to prevent teeth and gum problems. However, some experts suggest once a year is fine for some individuals, particularly those who are not at risk of gum disease.

The conclusion stemmed from a study in June 2013 by University of Michigan researchers, studying data from more than 5,100 adults. These people were known to have visited their dentist for dental cleaning once or twice a year for 16 years and had no history of gum disease.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Prophylaxis? That’s Just Basic Dental Cleaning

Brushing one's teeth and flossing regularly are proper ways to take care of one's set of pearly whites. However, it is only one part of the entire dental health maintenance process, as there needs to be a routine dental checkup for proper and thorough teeth assessment. Patients must visit their dentists at least once every six months to check the condition of their teeth and gums. The dentist may then proceed with prophylaxis, which is basically teeth cleaning; removing plaque and tartar from the hard-to-reach areas in the mouth.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oral Health: Why is a Dental Visit Important?

You might think that you no longer need professional dental services because you have the most expensive dental kit known to man – but you’re wrong. Even the most sophisticated toothbrushes and the strongest toothpastes don’t stand a chance against a plethora of dental issues, including discoloration, crowding, and impacted wisdom teeth. Simply put, your dentist plays an indispensable role in your oral health.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Three Ways that a Dentist Can Improve Your Smile

Ever feel that your teeth could use a makeover? Then you should think about visiting a cosmetic dentist pretty soon because he or she is likely the only person who can give you a finer set of pearly whites. Now, don’t take it as if the dentist is going to remove your “bad” teeth and replace them with something better; he or she will only improve on them through various ways.