In August of 2016, an Associated Press report suggested that flossing your teeth daily doesn't have the high degree of value that society has recently believed. If you have teenagers, they may have heard about this report and perhaps are using it as ammunition to protest your constant requests that they floss their teeth daily. What your teens might not know, however, is that many dentists and dental care organizations have vehemently protested this report, and continue to emphasize the value of flossing.
If you would like to avoid dental discoloration, you may think that it is virtually impossible. After all, you regularly ingest foods with pigments and colorants that cause your teeth to become yellowed. Still, there are measures that you can take to help keep your teeth their whitest. Here are a few of them: Chew whitening gum. Some gum contains whitening agents, such as titanium dioxide, which helps polish away dental stains due to the mild abrasiveness of the ingredients.
Dental filling materials can be used to fix both interior and surface holes in a tooth caused by trauma or decay. Gold fillings are one of the many types of filling materials available. Gold fillings have pros and cons specific to the material that can help you decide if the material is right for you. But ultimately the decision is one you should make in conjunction with advice from your general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry specialist who knows more about your particular needs.
There are many different types of problems you could have with your teeth other than common things like cavities, stains, etc. Below are two of these problems so you can understand them better before you take a trip to your dentist. Pericoronitis Your wisdom teeth, which are known as the third molars, should erupt through your gums at around the age of 17. Once the teeth fully erupt, your dentist will likely pull them out.
Everybody loves perfect white teeth, but some people should wait before bleaching their stained teeth. If you have been contemplating bleaching your teeth, find out first if you are among those who should wait. Here are four categories of those who should wait, and why: The Young There may not be a universal age limit for dental bleaching, but dental organizations and professionals agree that it isn't suitable for the very young.