Brushing your teeth regularly is good, but if you brush with an old and worn out toothbrush you’re not doing your teeth any favors. The dentists at Yaletown Dental in Vancouver advise you to replace your toothbrush after every three months to keep your pearly whites shining bright. If you notice that your bristles are getting bent out of shape, you know they will not be effective in removing food debris from your mouth. Brushing every day, twice a day can wear out your toothbrush and you will be the best judge of when to replace it – so if you notice that it is looking worn out, it is time to replace it. However, the thumb of rule is three months to be on the safe side.
How to Take the Teeth Out of Teething Pain
As I watch my five-week-old daughter (thankfully) sleep peacefully, I’m silently dreading the painful cries and discomfort that are just a few months down the road. Unfortunately, they will be cries she can sink her new teeth into. Alas, the beauty of baby teeth comes with a rough caveat: There will likely be screams, tears... Read more »
“What Do I Have to Do to Be a Dentist?”
Considering a career as a dentist? We may be biased, but the team at our dental office in Tuscaloosa thinks it’s the best job you could have. Dentists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists are …
What is sleep apnea? How can my dentist help?
If you snore and suffer from sleepless nights you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, resulting in the temporary stoppage of breath during sleep. This often happens with the jaw goes back and the tongue falls into the throat. This decrease in oxygen can have damaging effects on the brain and the cardiovascular system, and can also lead to frequent awakenings or arouses at night which result in the patient being very fatigued during the day. Now there is a solution with sleep apnea dentistry. Your dentist can develop custom sleep appliances to help effectively treat sleep apnea. Sleep appliances place the jaw in a position to help maintain an open airway during sleep. Custom sleep devices are sleek and ergonomically designed with…