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 It’s Never too Late to Straighten Your Smile

Braces as an adult? No way. At least, that was what I thought when my dentist told me that I was going to have to see an orthodontist about my crooked teeth. But my teeth were so misaligned that they were causing me pain when I chewed, so I decided to at least look into it. Turns out braces today are nothing like the ones my friends had when I was a kid. Mine were practically invisible, and I didn't need to wear them that long. I started this blog to encourage other people like me who are nervous about the prospect of wearing braces as an adult. My straight smile is so worth the trips to the orthodontist, and wearing braces was nowhere near as bad as I thought. Read on to find out more about how you can straighten your smile.

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It’s Never too Late to Straighten Your Smile

    How Gender Differences Play Out In Dental And Oral Health

    Many things can affect your oral health, but did you know that your sex may have an influence on your dental and oral health? Here are some of the factors that may trigger these differences: The Prevalence of Dental Anxiety Dental anxiety, which manifests itself as the intense fear of going to the dentist or getting dental treatments, manifests itself in different frequencies in women and men. For example, some research shows that women experience more dental anxiety than men.

    Looking Forward To Dental Implants? Why It's Important To Stay Positive

    There's no denying that dental implants are one of the best restorations out there. Dental implants can: Prevent gum recession Maintain bone density Improve speaking Improve smiling aesthetics Eliminate the need for dentures and other semi-permanent options While you may be very excited for these outcomes, you do need to realize that with any surgery, there are mental and emotional challenges to get through. Medical News Today says that many people who go through surgery suffer from depression.

    Problems Caused By Underbites

    If your lower jaw sticks out further than your upper jaw, it means that you have an underbite. While having an underbite might make you feel self-conscious, it can cause a lot of other problems too. Here are some important things to understand about underbites and the problems they can cause. You might have trouble chewing Depending on the severity of your underbite, you might notice that chewing food is sometimes difficult.

    How To Avoid Dental Implant Failure

    Dental implants offer a safe, reliable and attractive way for you to restore your beautiful smile without the complications offered by ordinary dentures. While the overwhelming majority of patients go on to enjoy a lifetime of great smiles, there are a few cases where dental implants have failed. The vast majority of dental implant failures come from trauma, poor dental hygiene, and a variety of other health factors. Practice Good Dental Hygiene

    Understanding A Few Dental Filling Complications

    Cavities are extremely common. In fact, they are one of the world's most common health issues. Since dental decay is so common, then you can also expect fillings to be everyday procedures. The good news is that you are likely to retain healthy teeth and few issues after the cavity is removed. However, like any other medical procedure, complications can happen. Keep reading to learn about a few of them.

    Scaling And Root Planing: Why You Should Get It Done Before Dental Implants

    If you don't need to get bone grafting done before your dental implant surgery, you may be eager to get that appointment scheduled. However, it's often recommended that patients do a scaling and root planing (SRP) beforehand. Although dental implants have a success rate up to 98%, SRP can only improve your chances of success. Read on to learn more about SRP and why it is vital for dental implants.

    3 Ways Epilepsy Drugs Can Harm Your Child's Teeth And Gums

    If your child has a seizure disorder such as epilepsy, he or she has probably been prescribed medications to decrease the frequency and severity of seizures. While effective in controling the symptoms of epilepsy, these medications can lead to significant side effects such as sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, and gastrointestinal problems. In addition, anti-epileptics can cause significant oral manifestations. Here are three ways epilepsy drugs can harm your child's teeth and gums and what you can do about them:

    3 Reasons You Should Get Braces As An Adult

    If you find that you avoid showing off your smile or feel self-conscious when you do smile, it is time to consider getting braces. Regardless of your age, braces can help straighten and correct your smile so that you feel confident when it is time to show off those pearly whites. Check out a few reasons getting braces as an adult may make sense for your situation. 1. Properly Spaced Teeth are Less Likely to Get Cavities