Some people complain of some irritation in the cheeks and lips during the first weeks when braces have just been fitted into their mouths. Such people can alleviate that irritation by implementing some suggestions. This article discusses some of those helpful measures.
Salt Water Rinses
You can get short-term relief from the discomfort of wearing braces for the first time by using a salt water rinse. Simply mix about a teaspoon of table salt into a cup of lukewarm water.
It is often said that when pregnant, women appear more radiant than usual, and science tells us that this is down to the skin receiving more blood and oil during pregnancy. However, this healthy glow does not extend to the teeth. If you are currently pregnant but still enjoying an active social life, you may be wondering if it is okay to whiten your teeth. After all, your skin, hair and nails look amazing.
If you're a fan of natural health, you might have heard this popular myth: crushing up strawberries, mixing them with baking soda, and smearing the resulting paste all over your teeth can give you a whiter smile. The idea is that the malic acid that is naturally present in the fruit can dissolve stains from tooth enamel, leaving teeth white and shiny. However, the truth about this natural remedy is far more sinister.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, as it is more commonly known, can be a serious affliction in which the sufferer erodes the precious enamel that coats each tooth through constant grinding of the upper teeth against the lower teeth. It is common in children, and, while some may grind during the day, often it happens at night, which makes it more difficult for parents to figure out that there is a problem.
Did you know that there is one metal that bonds together naturally with the bones in your body? This can be very advantageous to you, if you've lost some teeth over your lifetime. Why could this be beneficial in your case?
The Titanium Breakthrough
A number of years ago, dentists discovered quite by accident that titanium integrates very naturally with bone. It has the ability to biochemically seal together with any bone to which it is introduced, making the fusion stronger than even concrete.