You may not realize this, but if you have recently begun wearing full dentures in Weatherford, you have joined a growing number of U.S. adults that have false teeth. In fact, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 57 percent of Americans ages 65 to 74 and 51 percent of those ages 55 to 64 have full or partial dentures. It is not uncommon for patients with new dentures to feel slight discomfort or irritation at first – but do not worry. Here are some helpful tips on how to minimize discomfort caused by your new teeth.
You’re naturally a jovial person, so why don’t you smile more? It’s because you’re uncomfortable with the space between your teeth. If only there was a way to address it, you’d be beaming from ear-to-ear. Your local orthodontist says there are several methods available, ranging from cosmetic bonding to traditional orthodontics. As you read on, you’ll learn about the different options.
Are you experiencing frequent tooth pain but not sure why? Perhaps you recently had a dental injury and you know you need to get to your dentist right away. Regardless of the circumstances, knowing you need a root canal is never considered to be an enjoyable realization, but sometimes it must be done. If the alternative means losing your tooth entirely, a root canal is more likely a relief than anything.
That’s why your dentist is sharing a video that goes over the process briefly to help patients put themselves at ease before treatment.
When it comes to correcting your bite issues with braces, there are several steps to go through. The first one is to meet with your local dentist for him or her to assess your smile and determine how complex of a treatment process you need. Then, you’ll be fitted and will wear your braces for the duration of the time deemed necessary by your orthodontic specialist. Once they come off, the process still isn’t over, though. What are the steps for after braces care? As you read on, your dentist provides the answers.
When your dentist lists the changes you’ll need to make while wearing braces, it may seem like a big drag. The good news is if you stick to these habits, you’re more likely to get the braces off sooner, as well as save money on damaged hardware that would require replacement later. So, to help you get started, your orthodontist in Weatherford has made a list of foods to avoid, prepare ahead of time, or indulge in while you undergo treatment.
The good news is you don’t have to give up all your favorite foods just to get straight teeth.
In recent years, more dentists and orthodontists have seen the benefit of providing both phase 1 and phase 2 orthodontic treatments. This combined approach to orthodontics allows our team to eliminate many jaw and skull bone shape and alignment issues while children still have their baby teeth, allowing patients to achieve their desired bite positioning more quickly and comfortably. In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of a combined phase 1 and phase 2 orthodontic plan to help your child get a flawlessly aligned smile with minimal pain or discomfort. (more…)
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We understand that you want your child’s health to be in good shape. Whether it’s improving their diet or helping them stay active, you want to make sure they’re keeping and maintaining good habits starting at a young age. When it comes to oral health, it’s just as much a priority. The last thing you want is to learn that your child needed braces a long time ago and that’s why they need oral surgery to fix a problem today.
When you visit a practice that knows children’s orthodontics, you can stay proactive and protect your child’s oral health for years to come.
What can I do to make my orthodontic treatment take longer? Said no patient ever. When patients are embarking on a complex and lengthy orthodontic treatment plan, it’s no surprise that they want to do everything they can to make the process go more quickly. Thanks to the innovative Propel accelerated orthodontic system, your dentist can now speed up the orthodontic process for those patients who choose traditional bracket and wire braces or Invisalign and other alignment tray systems. In this post, we’ll discuss how the Propel accelerated orthodontic system and tools can help you achieve the flawless, healthy smile of your dreams more quickly. (more…)
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Does your child have misalignment issues with their smile? They may need orthodontic treatment—and not just any kind either. There are some patients who need phases of orthodontic treatment to achieve the healthy, straight smile they really want.
In this week’s blog post, we will be focusing on phase 1 orthodontics, so that you and your child know what to expect if you plan on starting the journey to a straighter smile.
You may not realize it, but your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the most complicated joint in the body! This is partly because it’s the only joint that’s bilateral, meaning that the right and left sides have to smoothly work together for the joint to function properly. In addition, every time you eat something the chewing forces on each side must be balanced. As if that weren’t enough, the TMJ is also unique because it actually hinges and slides, whereas most of the joints in the body only move one way.
As you can imagine, all of these “moving parts” mean that your jaws can become painful if any of those movements are off track. If you’ve ever experienced this type of pain and discomfort you know how it can impact your life. The good news is that with advances in modern dentistry, help is available! In this blog, we’ll take a look at how TMJ therapy in Weatherford can be an effective, non-surgical way to treat this challenging condition.