Taking care of your teeth is important. If you don’t practice good dental care and see he dentist regularly, you could experience some pretty serious consequences. It’s only been in the past 50 years or so that dental health has become a priority in the U.S., which is evidenced by the fact that about three out of every 10 people over age 75 have no natural teeth left. However, even with the convenience and relative low cost of dental care today, there are still people who don’t take care of their teeth. About 3% of the population of people who are between 20 and 64 have lost all their teeth. While some people choose not to take care of their teeth at all, others lean toward the other extreme, spending a significant amount of money on cosmetic dentistry.
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Do you have crooked teeth that causes you tooth pain? There are many teeth straightening options out there, so here are some options to consider before heading to your cosmetic dentist.
Using a retainer
These are great for minor problems including minor gaps and one or two crooked teeth. They are a less expensive option, and are usually worn during the nighttime. A dentist will also prescribe a retainer after using braces, to keep your teeth in proper alignment.
A veneer is a thin, porcelain covering that is bonded to the front of your tooth. They are used in order to fix crooked teeth, discoloration, or to give an even looking appearance and shape to your mouth. Continue reading
Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that affects at least 18 million people in the United States. Sleep apnea is a disorder where the sufferer stops breathing during the night when they are asleep. The periods of times when they are not breathing are called “apneas.” These apneas can last for a few seconds or last for more than a minute. These can occur frequently throughout the night. Some sufferers experience as many as 60 apneas an hour every night. Many people are given various apparatus, such as a mouthpiece for sleep apnea, to keep the airway open and prevent the apneas from occurring at all.
The problem is that many people go untreated because they are not diagnosed with it. This can be very dangerous. Rec Continue reading