It's important to floss your teeth, both to remove food that might be stuck up there and to take out any plaque hiding between your teeth and your gums, thus rendering your mouth cleaner and your gums healthier. But if you really can't stand flossing for one reason or another – it's too painful, you don't like the taste, your gums are sensitive, your teeth are too close together – then you may feel like you're destined to forever have unflossed teeth.
Getting dentures is a wonderful cosmetic dental procedure for someone who isn't used to having many teeth, if any at all. They will likely find that it is much easier to eat and speak, and they will have a newfound confidence when they are smiling. Because dentures are such incredible things, it is very important that they are well taken care of. There are certain items that are created specifically to care for dentures.
Do you have teeth that are yellow and discolored? Do you want a smile that is whiter and more attractive? While many people want to have a smile with beautiful white teeth, not everyone knows how to attain their goals. Questions and misinformation can keep people from whitening their teeth as they would otherwise like to do. Fortunately, it's easier than ever to find out at least some of what you want to know before asking your dentist about the rest.
There is a cross-section of the population that does not take care of their teeth and gums very well. They end up losing some or all of their teeth decades before they should. As such, they end up with dentures long before they should, too. Some even intentionally lose their natural teeth just to get dentures. This is really not a good idea for several reasons. Dentures should not be your solution to poor oral hygiene, and here is why.
Braces are commonly used to help align the teeth properly. Multiple types of braces may be appropriate based on the type and severity of your alignment issues. Traditional braces, which consist of metal brackets, an archwire and elastic ligatures are often used for orthodontic adjustments. However, other discreet types of braces, such as lingual braces, which are applied to the back side of the teeth, are also available. Here are a few orthodontic issues that can be corrected using braces: