Oral Hygiene…Okay we all know what oral means and the definition of hygiene is “conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness”. Therefore it means taking care of your mouth and teeth. All dentists and Orthodontists like those at Affiliated Orthodontics recommend being attentive to your teeth and your overall oral health.
Oral hygiene and good oral health knows no age limits. From infants to seniors oral hygiene is important to your whole health picture.Read More
A dental abscess, or tooth abscess, is an accumulation of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums. The abscess typically originates from a bacterial infection, often one that has accumulated in the soft pulp of the tooth.
Bacteria exist in plaque, a by-product of food, saliva and bacteria in the mouth which sticks to the teeth and damages them, as well as the gums. If the plaque is not removed by regular and proper tooth brushing and flossing the bacteria may spread within the soft tissue inside the tooth or gums, eventually resulting in an abscess.Read More
Care for your teeth! Have you ever been frustrated opening a bottle, container, prying open a lid, or ripping open a package with your hands? Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC-TV’s popular “Tonight Show” tried prying open a tube of scar tissue repair gel with disastrous results.
For the 40 year old comedian, what happened next wasn’t funny: when trying to open the gel, Fallon chipped his front tooth, on top of another medical problem, a serious finger injury he suffered a few weeks resulting in trying to open the scar cream. Moral of the Story… Always use the right tool for the job… and your teeth are never the right tool!
Did you know that according to the American Association of Endodontists, chipped teeth account for the majority of dental injuries? Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of great ways to restore damaged teeth and if you are considering orthodontic treatment or currently wearing braces when an accident occurs, orthodontic brackets can be bonded to the different restorative options.Read More
The New Year is the perfect time to make changes to improve your life, whether that means a new exercise program, healthier diet, or getting a healthier new smile. What better way to boost your appearance, confidence and achieve better dental health than orthodontics!
Do you have any of these dental problems?
• Crowding of teeth
• Spacing between teeth
• Overbite, crossbite, underbite
Did you answer “Yes”? Then orthodontics can help you just like it did master illusionist and magician Michael Grandinetti. “The first thing… that an audience notices is your smile; it’s what really connects you as a person to them,” Michael stated during an interview. Michael underwent complete orthodontics with braces as a teen and has been very diligent about good oral care over the years. “I’m so thankful I did it. It was so beneficial. And… looking at the path I’ve chosen, it was life-changing.” Does your smile measure up?Read More