You're probably familiar with the tissue that connects your upper gums to your upper lips. This muscular tissue is called the labial frenum. It's natural, but it isn't always needed. In fact, there are several situations when you would benefit from having it removed. This procedure is known as a labial frenectomy, and having it performed benefits you in the following ways. 1. Helps With Oral Discomfort There are those who actually experience discomfort with their frenum.
Meeting the full range of dental needs that a family can have will be a major challenge. This is especially challenging for families with multiple small children. However, there are some simple steps that can dramatically improve the overall health of your child's smile. Protect Your Child's Gums It is common for parents to neglect to provide effective care for their child's gums. This can be due to failing to appreciate the severity of the types of gum problems that children can experience.
There may come a point in your life when you lose teeth, either due to a necessary tooth extraction or an accident. If this happens to you, there are options for tooth restoration available. Dentures are a particularly popular choice because they aren't invasive at all. Unlike dental bridges, which affect your surrounding teeth, or dental implants, which require surgery, dentures can be used and removed as needed. Here are four things you should know about wearing dentures:
You may notice that your child likes to suck their thumb. This is perfectly normal and is a way that your child comforts themselves. However, thumb-sucking while comforting can cause your child's teeth to grow out of shape. This usually means that orthodontic care may be necessary in the future. In order to avoid this, here are a few things you can do. Give Praise, Not Punishment If you have told your child not to suck their thumb repeatedly and they are still doing it, you may become frustrated.
Missing teeth are something that millions of Americans deal with. In fact, around 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 36 million Americans have no teeth at all. There are a variety of options to choose from for tooth replacement including tooth implants, dentures, and bridges. If you are missing multiple teeth or all of your teeth, partial or full dentures are likely te best option for your needs.
Up until a year ago, I did my best to keep my teeth and gums clean. But after securing a new job, I began to work late into the night and didn't have the time or energy to brush and floss before I retired to bed. My busy schedule and poor dental hygiene finally affected my teeth and gums. After experiencing severe pain in several of my teeth, I made an appointment with my dentist. My dentist examined my mouth and discovered three large cavities in my molars. After four long weeks, my dentist finally completed my dental work. I learned a very painful lesson during that time. No matter how busy you are, always brush and floss. I started this blog to inform other people about the importance of good dental care. I hope you find the time to read it. Thanks for visiting.