Children’s Dental Restorations

Image by adwriter via Flickr One of the worst experiences that you can have with a young child is when they take a tumble and a tooth is chipped or lost altogether. Not only is the child likely in pain that is hard to watch as a parent, but if the child is in the process of losing their baby teeth it can be hard to narrow down which tooth exactly was damaged. This is why in such a situation you should always head to a dentist, because if a permanent tooth is damaged the child may be in need of dental restorations. While the term may sound threatening and ominous, restorations are fairly common for a dentist and usually quick procedures. However, there is usually a limited amount of time to check if the tooth is permanent or not if it is lost or chipped, so it is best to rush your child into the dentist right away after an accident if you are unsure yourself. The dentist can best assess the situation and tell you how to precede if you have saved the tooth or the tooth is freshly chipped. At this point the dentist can decide if dental restorations are an appropriate choice. If you are away from home and from your family dentist, you may need to find an emergency dentist to consult with. Before choosing to have the process completed, you should check the dentist’s credentials and make sure that you are comfortable with their work. Restorations can be tricky and every dentist has a different approach. Given the fact that your child will...

Invisalign Braces

Image by MeganMorris via Flickr Braces are a fairly new dentistry technology, given that they really have only gained widespread popularity over the last twenty years or so. For this reason there are many adults that are unhappy with their teeth that have been crooked since childhood. The problem is that adults are less likely to want to endure the embarrassment of wearing braces to correct their smile; which is why Invisalign braces may be the answer to their fears. Unlike other braces, Invisalign is able to offer maximum comfort to the wearer and disguise the fact that they are even wearing corrective braces which opens up a wealth of options. For the adult who wants to have a straight smile without looking like a child, these braces are often the perfect fit since as the name denotes they are practically transparent. However, even though they are clear their function is exactly the same as braces which means that you do not have to sacrifice the quality of the teeth straightening process. Instead, Invisalign braces offer the full benefits from wearing them that you would receive from any other set of braces.  Keep in mind though that the amount of time you will need to wear the braces depends on how crooked your teeth are which is a factor that all future dental patients must face. Finally, the best part of choosing to use the Invisalign braces is the fact that they are removable, which means that at night you can take them out either for cleaning or simply to give your mouth a rest. It is also a...