In the past, people with broken, chipped or cracked teeth had to be content with the way their teeth were; but today most dental defects can be corrected by a credible cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry is not just about correcting dental defects; it is also about restoring the confidence of people who were not able to smile confidently due to their 'dental condition.' This kind of dentistry is also known to reduce the signs of aging, thus giving you a youthful and vibrant appearance. [Read More]
Why Professional Orthodontic Treatment Is Superior to Mail-Order Orthodontics
In the current digital era, it seems everyone can get anything online. Thus, it is unsurprising that people are now receiving dental care options directly at their doorstep. These mail-order treatment options may seem convenient, but they are in no way supposed to be a replacement to seeing a dental professional. If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, it is particularly essential to see an orthodontist rather than simply ordering a self-administering kit online to straighten your teeth. [Read More]
5 ways to prevent sports injuries
If you love sports, you don't want an injury to sideline you. While you may not be able to eliminate the occurrence of injuries completely, there are proven ways to reduce the risk. Wear protective gear The gear you go for should be determined by the sport you play. Helmets protect the head from injury during sports such as hockey, baseball, softball and biking among others. The helmets vary in design based on the different sports so pick the right one for your sport and go for the correct size as well. [Read More]
Can Braces Push a Long Tooth Further into the Gums?
Braces can move teeth both horizontally and vertically although horizontal tooth movement is much more common. If a patient has a deep bite, whereby the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth, or if one of a patient's teeth is longer than it should be, using braces to move the teeth vertically can correct these dental issues. Vertical tooth movement is referred to as orthodontic intrusion and can be carried out using either traditional braces, or a removable appliance such as Invisalign. [Read More]