We’ve come a long way and have made several high tech advancements in the area of orthodontic braces. There was a time that just the mention of braces would make both the parents and the child shudder. Parents knew their child was going to have to endure pain and discomfort. and the child knew he was going to be faced with ridicule for his “metal mouth.” But those days are long gone. By understanding how braces have changed over the years, you as a parent can rest easy knowing that your child … [Read more...]
Can the Dentist Tell You Smoke Weed?
Perhaps you’re worried about what your dentist may think of you. Maybe you’re terrified that he’ll tell your mother the real reason behind your increased appetite. Or, the studies that say marijuana causes paranoia are true and it’s just the joint that you smoked earlier. Whatever the reason, you’ve found yourself wondering “Can the dentist tell you smoke weed?” The short answer is no. As long as you don’t come in smelling like a skunk, they can’t tell. But you aren’t looking for a short … [Read more...]
How to Prevent Dry Mouth and the Decay that Follows It
It’s two-thirty in the morning, and you wake up to a scratchy throat and cough. You panic: “Am I sick? I can’t be sick, I have that big meeting in the morning!” You try to swallow the despair, but can’t. Your mouth is bone dry, saliva non-existent. Relax, you’re not sick—you have dry mouth. Lucky for you, there is a way to treat dry mouth and prevent it from happening again. What is dry mouth, and what should I do about it? True to its name, dry mouth (or Xerostomia) is caused by less … [Read more...]