When Do Children Need Orthodontics?

20 November, 2014 (03:25) | General Info | By: B. Slade

3.jpgWhen the child has finished the early phase of treatment, an ongoing basis of evaluation will be conducted to monitor if the permanent teeth are already erupting. And then after all the permanent teeth have appeared, it is time to determine if braces will be needed. Ordinarily, orthodontics or what is called fixed braces can only start when all the permanent teeth of the patient are present, usually from ages 11 to 13. It is no longer true that braces are just for younger patients. Braces can also be worn by teenagers and adults. Nowadays, more and more adults still want to have braces for the purpose of improving their appearances. As the saying goes, “It is never too late!”

Uses of Teeth

13 November, 2014 (02:05) | General Info | By: Hannah

In a person’s everyday life, one finds the essence of his or her teeth through its usage from the simplest which is eating, to chewing, to biting. People are sometimes unaware that these uses are as well classified into categories. There are two classifications namely the Natural use and the other which is not natural. Natural use pertains to the basic which is eating. On the other hand, the rest are the ones that go beyond eating. People spend so much money on maintaining one’s teeth basically because everyone finds the importance of its usage and no matter how these uses vary in classification; it will still be the case that people should understand the limitations that go with its usage. The simple forms of abusing one’s teeth through over-biting and not watching one’s food intake may lead to damage. One must always take these into consideration.

Guidelines to your Personal Oral Care

6 November, 2014 (01:45) | Uncategorized | By: editor

by: Jo Harts


Brushing is not enough to maintain a good oral hygiene. The following tips will guide you to your personal oral care:
1.) In brushing your teeth hold the toothbrush just under the gum-line and move in tiny circles over the teeth and gums for each tooth and for the chewing surface, use a back and fort motion.
2.) Floss everyday. A dental floss removes plaque scrapes at the side of the teeth without hurting your gums.
3.) Massage your gums. Use your index finger and massage in circular motion to increase the blood supply in the gums. This will make your gums firm and healthy.
4.) Clean your tongue. Some food particles are left in our tongue. So to prevent the development of bacteria which could cause bath breath daily cleaning of tongue is advised. Tongue can be cleaned with a tongue cleaner or a toothbrush

Unbiased Dental Reviews on Orthodontics

30 October, 2014 (01:24) | Braces | By: B. Slade


At one point  in time or another, braces generally become a part of everyone’s life.  Some maybe  lucky and find out during consultation that  they don’t need dental braces to correct teeth or jaw issues.  But for others that are not,  it is beginning in the next few years of dental braces,  retainers and frequent trips to their friendly next door dentist.

It is dreadful for others to put  some shiny metal brackets on their teeth,  others embrace the opportunity to have their teeth straighten in an average period of 2 years. A new  treatment  braces that goes virtually unnoticed being  introduced in the dental industry.  They are the Clear braces calles Invisalign and Ceramic Braces.  Those with  less severe cases will benefit benefit from this treatment.   Highly effective but may require dishing out more expenses is the lingual  braces provided by Ibraces.  They are attched to the  back of the teeth.

Impacted wisdom teeth, Part 2

22 October, 2014 (21:38) | General Info | By: Yra


When debris and bacteria are trapped between the crown of the wisdom tooth and the gum, the peridontal tissues become infected, leading to periconitis. This is evidenced by swelling and pain of the cheek and lymph nodes, fever and bad breath. Dental caries may also develop because of the plaque buildup in the area between the around the impacted tooth, which is difficult to clean. The root of the adjacent tooth may also be affected and cysts may also develop. If any of these occur, the impacted wisdom tooth should be pulled out before any orthodontic treatment, radiotherapy or jawbone reconstruction surgery. Extraction is usually surgical because of the position of the teeth. In many cases, all four wisdom teeth are removed. This may be done all at once, or by pairs, either the bottom and upper halves or by side.

Impacted wisdom teeth, Part 1

15 October, 2014 (20:06) | General Info | By: Yra

Wisdom teeth, commonly called third molars, are the last of the permanent teeth to come out around one’s late teens or early 20s. They are at the back of the mouth, which is why they often become impacted. Impacted teeth are teeth that cannot be pushed out from the gums and are therefore do not emerge or in dental lingo, are unerupted. Because of overcrowding in the jaw, impacted teeth and become tilted and displaced, though it stays completely or partially embedded in the gums. Many people have impacted wisdom teeth, but are not aware of it when it does not cause pain.

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Dental Implants

8 October, 2014 (19:27) | Uncategorized | By: Kitch

Do you want to replace a missing tooth (or teeth)? Then Dental implants should be the way to go. But what is dental implants? It is metal frames that are surgically positioned beneath your gums. Implants are fused into your jawbone to support your artificial teeth. It will be strongly supported so that it doesn’t move whenever you eat or talk, giving it a natural feel compared to the normal dentures or bridges. But not everybody can receive this surgery. One should have healthy gums. Young people whose jawbone has not stopped growing, this is important because the procedure would require enough bones on your jaw. Smokers are also advised not to have it because smoking doesn’t help with the healing process. All of these should be explained to you by your dentist so make sure to get an appointment for an evaluation. This involves checking your teeth and mouth. An X-ray will follow.

nSequence Center for Advanced Dentistry

1 October, 2014 (18:57) | Providers | By: Yra


The nSequence Center for Advanced Dentistry in Reno, Nevada is an education and implant solution center which partners with surgeons and labs all over the world in planning implant cases virtually. CEO and President Daniel R. Llop describes the support they provide dentists and laboratories as guiding the implant surgery process and providing provisionalization. The nSequence dental education center offers courses such as practice management, impressionless dentistry, guided surgery, occlusion, endodontics, removable prosthetics, cone beam imaging, among others. They were named “the only total solution provider for guided implant surgery by leading clinicians” at the ADA Conference in San Francisco last year.

Orthodontics Advances

24 September, 2014 (17:08) | General Info | By: B. Slade

2.jpg• Digital Imaging- this procedure is now being practiced by many orthodontists to see the approximate result of the surgery before performing any orthodontic treatment.
• Nickel-titanium and thermal-activated archwires- these wires provide mild constant force so that the teeth can move efficiently to lessen the discomfort of the patients.
• Clear braces- just like the conventional braces, they also bond to the outer surface of the teeth only better because they are less noticed due to their clear natural color.
• In-office lab work- Used by doctors for them to have complete control in performing laboratory works like doing retainers and expanders.

Headgear of Yesteryear

17 September, 2014 (16:33) | Braces | By: Yra


Is the orthodontic headgear already a thing of the past? The face mask and headgear have become less common in recent years and we can expect cases requiring these to dwindle with the development of new orthodontic treatments. Miniscrew implants (MSIs) made of titanium allow the alignment of teeth and the jaw without the inconvenience and discomfort of straps and unsightly frames, all of which can be particularly embarrassing for youngsters as they attend school, given that they should ideally wear the headgear for most of the day. As advances in materials and technology continue, patients are faced with more options to allow them to live normally during treatment.