You have probably heard that some people are genetically predisposed to dental diseases. You are probably wondering how this can happen, and what genetics has to do with oral or dental health. Well, the truth is that genetics influence a number of things that have a direct bearing on your oral health status. Here are a few of these things:
If you have a sweet tooth, then you should know that your liking for sweet things such as candy and cake is probably due to your genes.
Invisalign and metal braces are two of the leading types of teeth straightening today, but how do you know which to choose? The answer can be unique for each person since everyone has different dental issues and goals. However, by learning a few key things about each type of teeth straightening you may be able to determine which one you want to explore further when you visit your orthodontist. Here are the main things you should know about the differences between Invisalign and metal braces.
When you break a tooth in your mouth for whatever reason, the last thing you want is to have to wait around for interminable amounts of time to get it fixed. The traditional method for getting a broken tooth fixed is to get a crown. The problem is the traditional approach to getting a crown will take at least two appointments, X-rays and as long as three weeks to fix. Here are some features to look for in dentist offices to get this done much faster.
It may surprise many parents to know that the foods they thought were healthy and nutritious actually can cause damage and decay to young children's teeth. There are healthier options out there, if you know what to look for.
Five of the best foods for young teeth include:
1. Dairy products without added sugar.
Yoghurt, cheese, and even milk contain sugar that can cause decay in some young children. Be sure that kids are brushing after any and all snacks, and try to buy only dairy products that do not contain added sugar, like plain yogurt and unflavored milks.
Dental implants are a semi-permanent way to replace missing teeth lost due to trauma or decay. In the case of decay, the same infection that destroyed the tooth might have also damaged the underlying jawbone. Implants fuse to the bone so the jaw needs to be as strong as possible before the procedure. That's where bone grafts come in.
Human-derived grafts have a greater chance of your body accepting the graft and healing around the bone.