Over the course of a lifetime, a number of factors can lead to a change in the coloration of your teeth. To reverse discoloration or staining, at-home and professional in-office tooth whitening treatments are available to create a noticeably brighter and whiter appearance. If you are considering tooth whitening, learning about what causes discoloration, which treatment options are available, and what the potential risks involved are, can help in determining if tooth whitening is the right choice for you.
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When consuming cold, hot, sweet, sour, or acidic foods and liquids triggers discomfort and pain in one or more teeth, it is most likely the common dental condition of tooth sensitivity. The sudden sharp pains associated with tooth sensitivity are often short lived, however they can greatly affect overall quality of life if left untreated. Thankfully, tooth sensitivity can be treated and conditions can be improved significantly.
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Q: What is your job title?
A: My job title is RDH/BSDH/EFDA/OHASP (Registered Dental Hygienist/Bachelor of science in Dental Hygiene/Expanded Functions Dental Auxillary/Oral Health Access Supervision Permit)
Q: What does your work day look like?
A: Some days I clean teeth. Some days I do fillings, anesthetic or provide nitrous oxide sedation–depending on what the office needs or the doctor needs that day. I’m in the office 5 days a week and I see about 9 patients a day.
Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, managing blood sugar levels is critically important to all areas of your health. When blood sugar levels are high, the higher the risk of developing health problems because the body has a much more difficult time fighting and recovering from infections.
How often should you brush and floss? What really causes cavities? We’re debunking some common misconceptions concerning your dental health.
A dental emergency unfortunately can happen anywhere and at anytime. Understanding what steps to take when one occurs however, can drastically improve the likelihood of repairing and saving a damaged tooth. Dorosti Dental & Associates Zanesville provides the following advice, intended for the temporary treatment of common dental emergency conditions. Please see your dentist as soon as possible or go to the nearest hospital in the event of an emergency.
The condition of grinding or clenching of teeth, or bruxism, occurs when upper and lower teeth slide back and forth repeatedly and are pressed together in an excessive manner. Often occurring unconsciously during the day or at night while sleeping, over time bruxism can potentially lead to a multitude of problems at any age for both children and adults alike.
So, you and your family have just moved to Zanesville and you’re still trying to familiarize yourselves with the place, see all the important establishments to go to, and get to know your neighbors. Once you’re done with all of that, it’s time to find those key professionals that will help you out in important situations, such as a family dentist — because your oral health is important.
But being new in the community can make this task a bit challenging, and if you’re currently having trouble determining which of the many dental professionals in the locality you have found in the directory would be worth a visit, here are some practical tips on finding a good family dentist in Zanesville, Ohio.
- Contact your old dentist and see if he knows a dentist in the area who can take over his duty of caring for your family’s oral health. Dentists throughout the country are part of associations and they usually have connections in different states; your old dentist may just have the right family dentist for you.
- Ask your new neighbors or co-workers who their family dentist is. They are sure to have one, and you can inquire about the cost of services and the service quality delivered by these professionals. The experience of others is always a reliable basis in determining whether a dentist is good or not.
- Conduct your search online using the right keywords. Long established dental clinics tend to have their own websites and you can find a bounty of information on these sites — from what is included in their service menu, to the price of treatments, to the team of specialists, to the credentials of the dentist, to location and financing. They often also have blogs or articles establishing that they are indeed authorities in the field. You can easily compare dental offices if you dedicate some time to checking out these websites; you may even find the dental clinic closest to where you live, so check-ups would be more convenient.
- Check out community forums. The members of these forums can be expected to recommend dentists they know and share their own experiences with them. The really cool thing about these community forums is that members are very honest and you can trust what they say about the dentist.
- You can also ask your family doctor and pharmacist. They surely will have somebody to recommend whom they know personally, and whose good character and professionalism they can vouch for.
Mouth and jaw injuries are fairly common in sports. A majority of these injuries often stem from playing sports like basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, field hockey and gymnastics. More often than not, it’s the front teeth that are usually affected, followed by damage to the cheeks and tongue.
In order to avoid these injuries, it is crucial to use the appropriate protection. Depending on the particular sport, this may be a helmet or a mouth guard. Helmets are suitable for sports like biking, skating, hockey and football. Be sure that the helmet fits correctly in order to gain maximum utility and protection.
Mouth guards protect not only the teeth but also the lips and the tongue. The best type of mouth guard to use is one that has been custom-fitted to the athlete by a dentist. Because of the custom fit, the mouth guard can provide better protection. If a custom mouth guard is unavailable, the next best option is a boil and bite mouth guard which sports stores sell. Make sure to regularly clean and maintain your protective gear.
But despite the use of these protective gear, mouth injuries can still happen. In such cases, an emergency dentist lists down first aid treatments and tips that will help prevent further damage and even save a tooth.
If your tooth has been knocked out, make sure to hold it by the crown and then rinse it in water. Avoid scrubbing or removing the attached tissue. Store it in a container filled with milk and head to the dentist at once.
If the tooth is broken, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply cold compress to the area. Afterwards, go to the dentist immediately.
If you bit your cheek or tongue and there is swelling, apply cold compress to the affected area. If your cheek or tongue does not stop bleeding immediately, go to a dentist or a hospital for emergency treatment.
If an athlete is possibly suffering from a jaw injury or fracture, he or she must immediately see either a doctor or a dentist. On the way to seeking emergency treatment, a cold compress should be applied to the affected area to reduce swelling.
While it is not possible to totally eliminate the chances of getting injured while playing sports, by wearing the appropriate safety gear, knowing the first aid actions that need to be performed for each type of mouth injury, and seeking immediate treatment from a dentist, further damage can be prevented.