April 25, 2011

What is a dental flipper?

Have you watched the reality Toddlers & Tiaras? The first time I heard the word “dental flipper” was on the show about child beauty pageants.

Some of the little contestants are losing their teeth, so in order to improve their picture perfect smiles for the judges; parents get these devices for their daughters.

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October 02, 2009

Oral piercing and dental health problems

oral piercing
Lip piercing, tongue piercing or cheek piercing are quiet popular, I personally love piercings and I’ve been thinking about getting one once I finish my braces treatment. However, before you or I hit the piercing parlor we should have certain consideration in mind:

The most common dental problems we can have if get oral piercings are fractured teeth and infection. Teeth can get chipped or fractured when we eat, talk, chew or even sleep. If a tooth gets fractured on the enamel it would only need a filling, but if it goes deepen then a root canal or extraction would be necessary.

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September 30, 2009

Exercises to stop grinding teeth

grinding teeth
Grinding teeth (bruxism in dental jargon) is like snoring or sleep apnea, you do not you have it until somebody else tells you. You can be making the creepiest sounds with your mouth at night but you can stay totally unaware of it if you sleep alone, however your mouth would give you’re the alert.

Worn-out and cracked teeth and aching jaw can be the signs of hectic teeth at night. One common solution is sleeping a teeth grinding guard that I’m sure most people hate wearing or find useless. That is why I want to present you this natural solution: mouth exercises.

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September 28, 2009

Tips for sensitive teeth care

sensitive teeth
Although you have the whitest and straight marbles, having sensitive teeth can make your perfect smile turn into a sour grin.

The sudden ache you feel is caused is produced by the disturbance on the nerve endings of your teeth. No too cold neither too hot drinks, nor too sour or sweet food are good for me. Even opening my mouth can let the air make me ache. Damn, how can I enjoy life like this?

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April 06, 2009

Braces color, should I go colored or white?

On a previous post we talked about those little O-like colored rubber bands called ligatures, now let’s talk aesthetics for all you “dental fashionistas”…

Braces colors are like the rainbow, and considering that wearing braces is far from favoring to our looks, having the chance top choose our braces color is such a luxury.

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