Have you ever had to have a tooth pulled due to a cavity, decay, or other damage? You may be experiencing issues, such as a shift in your teeth, that have you considering dental implants. Dental implants are porcelain teeth that are implanted into your gum using a post that is drilled into place. The procedure is relatively quick and painless and the results are amazing. While dental implants may not be the best option for everyone, here are three reasons dental implants should be considered.
Nearly every living person will have wisdom teeth grow in between the ages of 17 and 21. Are your, or your child's, wisdom teeth growing in? Here you will find the answers to several of the questions that you may have about wisdom teeth.
Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed?
No. Each person's experience with wisdom teeth is different. If the wisdom teeth do not grow in straight, they will put pressure on the teeth that surround them.
People are used to wearing braces as children. The expectation is that you should have straight teeth by the time you become an adult. What about if something happens and you end up as an adult with crooked teeth—should you just live with them? The truth is that braces can benefit adults just as much as children, or even more.
Improve Oral Health
Everybody with crooked or misaligned teeth can benefit from having them straightened, be they young or old.
You might already suspect that sports drink and energy drinks have a high amount of sugar, but you might also be under the impression that they are not nearly as bad for you as drinking soda. You are not alone in this; in fact, many people believe that sports drinks are better for the body than soda. But the truth is, sports drinks and energy drinks may in fact be worse for your teeth then drinking a soda.
The best way to protect your child's dental health is to get them to brush their teeth on a daily basis as early as possible. Tooth decay can begin as soon as teeth start appearing in your child's mouth. The Canadian Institute for Health reports that roughly 19,000 preschoolers every year require surgery to fill cavities, treat severe tooth decay, and perform tooth extractions – this equals to one out of every 100 preschoolers in Canada having advanced dental issues annually.