Dental Work and Holidays: A Guide for Travellers
Just because you go on holiday, doesn't mean that the bacteria on your mouth does. Hi! My name is Mandi, and as a lover of travelling, I have taken a lot of trips. Unfortunately, I have also had the misfortune to suffer from dental issues on those trips. This blog focuses on everything related to travelling and dental work. I plan to have posts on picking the right travel insurance for your teeth, dealing with a broken tooth when abroad, dental tourism and more. I hope that you find the information that you need and that your next holiday goes well. Now, let's smile together from wherever we are in the world! Happy travels!
If you are considering having your teeth aligned, adult braces are possibly the best option. Braces refer to orthodontic devices that straighten, align, and keep teeth in position. While many people will have braces for cosmetic purposes, the health benefits of having well-aligned teeth are far-reaching. Further, people whose teeth are correctly placed are confident and physically attractive. Crooked teeth present a myriad of health risks such as:
Jaw joint disorders.
If you prefer to use a toothbrush with hard bristles, you may like the fact that this kind of brush gives you the daily equivalent of a deep clean when you brush your teeth. While you may be proud that you're taking good care of your teeth, you may be surprised if your dentist tells you during a check-up that you should switch to using a softer toothbrush. Why doesn't your dentist like hard bristles, and do you really have to switch to a brush that takes a more softly-softly approach?
Dental fillings can last up to 15 years, especially the amalgam kind. However, when a filling fails, it then becomes easy for bacteria to attack the underlying tooth structure the filling was protecting. It is important that patients know what to look out for when assessing the condition of their fillings.
If a filling fails and is not replaced immediately, tooth decay can set in. If that decay goes unnoticed for too long, a replacement filling may not be possible.
You've popped along to the dentist for a checkup, and before you know it you're gum-deep in a professional clean. You clean your teeth every day, you floss, and you don't even smoke, so why, you wonder, is your dentist so keen to clean your teeth for you?
It's not exactly pleasant, but having your teeth professionally cleaned by your dentist is important in ensuring your oral health remains excellent. So why exactly do dentists clean your teeth?
A surprising number of children and adults are afraid of visiting the dentist. Anybody who visits often will attest to the fact that this isn't really a rational fear; modern dental practices are always safe and hygienic, and they're almost always comfortable and painless. Taking an annual visit to ensure your teeth are in good condition is not a tall order. Even so, some people cling to antiquated ideas about what dental surgeries are like.