Water picks (water pik brand) sometimes called “oral irrigators or a Water flosser,” make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. They are especially helpful to those who suffer from periodontal disease and those patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatment with traditional full-bracketed braces. In this post, we’ll show you what a Water Pick is and why it isn’t dental floss and how to use it. Let’s get cracking.
Braces are orthodontic treatments that have been making lives and smiles better for many decades and counting. They’re not restricted to youngsters, either. That’s because it’s not uncommon to come across adults who care about the alignment of their teeth. Braces are devices that can take care of all sorts of issues that relate to the positioning of the teeth.
When jaw pain or TMJ pain strikes, it is often difficult to perform basic actions such as chewing and speaking comfortably. Although pain from other areas of your body can be referred to the jaw, this type of pain is usually associated with either your temporomandibular joint or the muscles and tendons that surround it. Since this joint is one of the most complicated ones in your body, it is important to have even the slightest or briefest bit of pain assessed by your orthodontist. In this post, we’ll show what TMJ is and how to sort it. Let’s get cracking.
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When an individual starts wearing braces for the first time, an achy or sore sensation is normal. There is often tenderness when biting down or general soreness for about three to five days. The individual should consume a soft food diet including mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, milkshakes, soups, ice cream, and smoothies. During the first 72 hours, chewing sugar-free gum will help with the soreness.
Braces are specifically designed to straighten teeth. Misaligned teeth (malocclusions) or overcrowding of teeth vastly impact our appearance, affects how we eat and how we talk. Ill-fitting teeth can create tooth decay problems, like gum disease, cavities, empty spaces (interdental), and the loss of teeth. In this post, we’ll take you through what happens after the removal of braces. Let’s get cracking.
The presence of crooked teeth is a big nuisance and can greatly affect your confidence in social situations. Previously, such teeth were fixed using high-pull headgear, elastics, bite blocks, and functional appliances. Serious cases of crooked teeth had to be fixed through surgery.
You’ve guided your children through braces and various types of dental appointments and you’ve seen the change in their appearance. Now you’re wondering, “Does age matter for braces?”. Seeing these children turn into adults and still have their beautiful straight smile might keep you wondering, “Are above 50 years old too old for orthodontic braces?”
Teeth are lost for a variety of reasons, whether through inadequate care or some kind of accident. Regardless, many times patients walk into an orthodontist’s office and wonder: any chance that my teeth will move and close the gaps caused by the fact that two teeth are lost? In this post, we’re going to show you the quick facts on missing teeth. Let’s dive right in.