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Are Your Teeth Bones?
Posted on 10/15/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
While teeth are white, hard surfaces they are not considered bones in the strictest form of the word. Natural teeth are one of the strongest parts of our bodies and can tolerate enormous pressure when chewing on hard objects. Anatomy of a ToothDespite what many people may think, the tooth is made of several layers, but only the crown is visible. This is the top of the tooth that is exposed above the gum line and allows a person to eat and speak properly. Your teeth are made of two main parts, the crown and the root. Each one of these is also made of other layers that make up the entire tooth. The root of the tooth is made up of several layers. Teeth and bones are not equal and even though many people think they are because teeth are so strong and hard. However, the anatomy is completely different....

Oral Health Can Improve If You Learn to Meditate
Posted on 9/25/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
When you look for ways to improve your oral health, you often turn to the help of our dental professionals. We have the tools, the products and the experience to help you take care of your mouth, teeth and gums the right way. It surprises many people when we recommend other ways to improve their health. When we tell them meditation can help improve their oral health, we get questions about how this happens. The Benefits of MeditationThe body has enormous power to heal itself. There is one thing that everyone faces that can lead to a variety of different health problems and can affect your oral health. That issue is stress. Stress changes the way that your body works. Meditation can help reduce the amount of stress you feel and thus can help improve your oral health. One way stress affects the mouth is the production of saliva. When you feel stress, the amount of saliva you produce drops. A dry mouth allows bacteria to grow in the mouth. That bacteria can lead to a variety of problems with your teeth and gums including tooth decay and gum disease. The more you reduce stress in your life, the better you are at doing things. Stress can cause you to ignore your daily routine for your oral health. You may not brush or floss as well as you should, or you may forget to do things. Without the stress, it is easier to keep up your routines. How to Do It It does not take much meditation to have an impact on your oral health. Setting aside 45 minutes once a week is all you need to get some of the benefits that meditation offers. Some people may do more, but you should try to do at least a little. Make sure you can get 45 minutes of interrupted time in a quiet and peaceful location. Take the time to let yourself go and release the stress in your life. Our dental professionals know there are many things you can do to improve your oral and your overall health. Meditation is a tool that many people do not know the benefits of. If they did, they would take advantage of what it has to offer them. For more information about this or any other oral health issues, contact the professionals at our office....

How Sedation Can Help You Overcome Dental Fears
Posted on 9/15/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
The most common reason that people do not go to the dentist for regular checkups or when they are in pain is because they are afraid. Some people may give in if the pain overwhelms them, but there are plenty of people who ignore the idea of going to the dentist out of their fears. One way to overcome the fear is though the practice of sedation dentistry. This practice helps people in a variety of ways. What is It? When people think of sedation, they assume it means some type of medicine that puts them to sleep while they undergo a medical procedure. Sedation dentistry involves more than that. It starts with the setting in the office. The design of the office has a calming effect when you enter it. The staff have training to help keep people calm as they prepare for their appointment. The sedation used can come in many forms. It can range from a light sedation to a very heavy sedation depending on the needs of the patient. The most common form of sedation is a gas that allows the patient to relax. Other forms of sedation include iv sedation that puts people into a deeper sleep. How it Helps The final part of sedation allows the patient to get the dental treatment they need without even realizing what is happening. It helps remove the pain and anxiety that go with the sights and sounds of a treatment. What allows sedation dentistry to help overcome the fears is the total package. From the time the patient makes the appointment to when they get into the office to when they enter the chair and then when they leave, everything done is meant to put a person at ease. The calming effect of the office and the staff help a person get past their fears and get the treatment they need. For more information about how sedation can help you and what we can do to take away the fears of the dental office. Contact the professionals at our office today....

All Posts:

Are Your Teeth Bones?
Oral Health Can Improve If You Learn to Meditate
How Sedation Can Help You Overcome Dental Fears
Ways of Reducing Stress to Reduce Bruxism
Ways of Protecting Your Teeth When You Drink Tea and Coffee
Is Enamel Shaping a Good Way to Help Your Teeth?
Do Your Tonsils Cause Your Halitosis?
Most Common Reasons Your Fillings May Hurt
Dangers of Leaving Dental Cracks Alone
Do You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult? If So, You Need to Come See Us
Do You Grind Your Teeth in Your Sleep?
Sometimes Educating Yourself is the Best Way to Overcome Dental Fears
Ways of Cutting Down Acid in Your Diet
Foods to Eat to Reduce Your Stress
Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard Will Not Polish Your Teeth
Resolutions You Can Make Any Time of Year to Protect Your Teeth
Relieving Toothaches Until You Can Get Seen
Easing Pain When You Have an Oral Infection
Do Not Consume These Products Following Oral Surgery
Is Stress Causing You to Crack Your Teeth?
Is Sleep Apnea a Big Enough Deal to Require Treatment?
Learning About the Dangers of Ice When Using It to Cool Off
Can Teeth Feel the Effects of Stress?
Why Your Health Depends on You Replacing Missing Teeth
Why Your Family Should Avoid Gummy Snacks
The Benefits of Glass Fillings
The Benefits of Eating Red Produce
Should You Floss Once or Twice Each Day?
Should You Brush Before or After Breakfast?
How Long Does it Take to See Results from Professional Whitening?
How a Straw Can Help You Bypass Stained Teeth
How to Best Keep Your Dental Bridge Clean
How Straight Teeth Improves Your Oral Health
Why You Need to Avoid Clear Sodas
Getting a Photogenic Smile
Is Sugar Your Tooth's Worst Enemy?
Having Nice Breath This Holiday Season

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