Dental procedures require the use of the most effective anesthesia. This will help to numb the pain and at the same time allow you to be most relaxed during the dental procedure. Your dentist will explain the procedures to you and from here, you will decide which the best option for you is. One of the options you will get is IV sedation. This is among the latest anesthesia methods that dentists use.
The best thing about this method is that it is very effective in how it works. It provides the best alternative to other sedation options available. It effectively takes care of any shortcomings other anesthetic methods possess.
It is easy to administer
This involves introducing a sedative through the vein. It allows the sedative to work quickly. Since it is intravenously administered, the dentist has better control of the amount that he or she administers. This means he or she can increase or decrease the dosage appropriately. You will not have the risk of getting more sedative than you require. You will also not have to worry about not getting adequate levels that will help numb the pain. The control reduces instances of the sedative overdose.
It works fast
Since the sedative flows directly into the bloodstream, it works fast. You will go under in a matter of seconds. You will also recover from its effect fast as soon as it leaves your system. This makes it the best to use as it expedites the process as you do not have to wait for the drug to take effect before you get round to getting the procedure done. The fast recovery from the drug's effect also means you do not have to hang around the clinic as you wait for the sedative to leave your system.
Achieves … Read the rest
How about the psychological benefits of wearing braces?
In orthodontics, as in life, it's easy to list the negatives of any situation. Wearing braces is no exception to this human dilemma.
But what's more important is to mention the numerous psychological benefits of investing in orthodontic treatment. Studies reveal that low self esteem, due to an individual's dissatisfaction in their smile, is greatly improved when the smile issues have been addressed. Whether we want to admit it or not, our society can make some pretty harsh judgments against people whose looks don't measure up.
Imagine what it's like for a teenager to participate with their peer group when they don't feel confident about themselves. Hearing from Mom and Dad that they're great sometimes just just not enough, it's how their school or soccer friends interact with them, which has a greater impact. And with over 80% of teenagers needing some form of orthodontic appliance can actually present a bonding opportunity. After all we all want to fit in.
So how do you support your teenager / child through the process of wearing braces? A great start is to seek a consultation with a Certified Orthodontist who can offer the latest in orthodontic brackets. Having access to the latest technology means being able to offer the most up to date esthetics, and that can make the difference between making orthodontic treatment rewarding, or painful.
But what about the other segment of population who seeks orthodontic care? There are more adults seeking orthodontic treatment today than ever before. Granted some of the reasons they are turning to orthodontics is to address issues like TMD, Migraines, Neck and Shoulder pain, but there are those who have decided to perfect their smile so that they feel more confident in life. The feedback from adult … Read the rest
Practically every aspect of the human body can be enhanced with the innovations of today. As fallible human beings, we are predisposed to many imperfections. The most immediately visible is our physical appearance. This is why the fields of cosmetic surgery and dentistry have continuously formulated new technologies to improve how we look. Technologies used to improve your smile with veneers, or your nose with silicon – the list goes on.
We all yearn to posses the elixir of life. Our incessant need to look young, beautiful, and vibrant at any age is a compelling predilection. Finally, our generation has witnessed dramatic breakthroughs in science that can keep us forever young.
There is a saying that goes, "Until you are twenty you have the face you were born with, and after that, you have the face you deserve." That's a loaded saying, isn't it? If you were born with a face only your mother could love, then I suppose you're stuck with it until you're twenty and then it only gets worse with age. The flipside would be being born beautiful and staying so until you're twenty, and then you get the face you deserve which ultimately could be a lot of possible faces. It all depends on how you have lived. I cannot say that I disagree because what seen on our faces determine how we have lived. A hard life would set-off more wrinkles than a peaceful and happy one.
The beauty of modern technology is that it doesn't have to be this way anymore. You can now keep your youthful, pretty twenty year old face for much longer than before; and the less blessed, can now finally have the face they've always wanted. It's almost like magic!
Smiling is one of the best things you can do … Read the rest
If your goal is to have straight teeth, you are probably in the process of researching all of the options available to you. Weighing your options can be somewhat overwhelming and may be downright confusing for some people. So, as listed below, here are some very attractive features if you are wondering if or why Invisalign is right for you!
To start, you should know that the Invisalign trays are intended to straighten your teeth in an inconspicuous way-with clear aligner trays. This teeth-straightening solution is great for both adults and teenagers. Plus, when you opt for this cosmetic dentistry service, you will experience the many more benefits of Invisalign, as well. These include:
- Invisalign only involves a quick and easy process to get you started. Additionally, only periodic checkup appointments are required to make sure your treatment is going smoothly. On the other hand, with traditional braces, appointments are more frequent, and the process and duration of having braces is more intensive.
- Invisalign trays or aligners are clear in appearance. That means, when wearing your aligners on a consistent basis, practically no one else will notice that you're wearing them! That's the polar opposite of wearing traditional orthodontic braces! This is especially important for adults who wish to straighten their teeth without metal-and-wire braces. The aligners are clear and literally undetectable!
- As a very attractive bonus to our patients, Invisalign clear braces allow you to see your smile with straight teeth before you begin the treatment! To do so, you dentist will utilize computer-imaging technology to show you a digitized image of your smile with straight teeth. At this point in the treatment, seeing is believing, right?
- Invisalign will not cause negative repercussions like metal braces sometimes do. Traditional braces sometimes cause mouth blisters and pain, but Invisalign is
Although many people realize the importance of having a decent health care plan, there are other aspects that are oftentimes neglected because of the costs involved, especially for those individuals who are classified as seniors. You only have one set of permanent teeth, two ears, and two eyes to last you as long as you live, so the importance of good dental, hearing, and vision care cannot be over emphasized. Studies have shown that proper dental care can add as much as 8 years to a person's life, so you can easily see the importance of this issue.
What You Need To Know
The actual Medicare plan does not cover dental, hearing, and vision care. However, you can purchase a policy to go along with your Medigap Supplement that will cover the following:
• cleanings & dental x-rays
• routine dental care, extractions & fillings
• fittings for hearing aids
• hearing aids
• routine vision screenings, glasses or contacts
A quality dental, vision & hearing plan will not have a network which means you can see any dentist you like. You should also get immediate coverage for exams and cleanings with no wait period. In addition, there are no health questions so everyone qualifies for the plan.
Most individuals purchase Medigap Insurance plans in order to cover the gaps in their basic Medicare coverage. As it currently stands, there are 12 different Medigap insurance plans to choose from, including Parts A and B, up to Plan N. In many cases, the gaps that are covered may include certain deductibles, co-insurances, and some of your co -payments. Coverage plans are all identical. However, the price you pay for them will vary from one insurance company to the next.
Basic Medigap Insurance Benefits
Just about anyone can purchase a Medigap Insurance … Read the rest
In this day and age of reduced benefits by employers, you may find yourself under-insured or uninsured against large dental expenses. People who are non-traditional workers, such as a freelance writer, temporary or part-time employee, student, or someone whose employer offers no or very basic dental coverage can benefit by purchasing supplemental dental insurance . This is insurance coverage you obtain on your own and not as part of an employer group.
If you are facing dental expenses and have insurance through your employer, your first step in determining whether the coverage is adequate is to get all of the details possible about your plan. Ask your employer, go online to the insurer's website or make a call to the insurance company to get a detailed description of what services are covered.
Should you find the insurance to be insufficient for your needs and you are not able to afford the difference out-of-pocket, it would be a good time to consider purchasing supplemental dental insurance. A Google search of that term will bring up several options to choose from.
Once you have the names of the companies that provide supplemental dental insurance, there are some important factors to consider before making your final decision. First, know that you may be eligible to purchase additional insurance through the plan you already have with your employer. If that is not an option or you do not have employer-sponsored insurance, shop around for places where you could purchase with group buying power. A few examples of this would be through a local credit union, a professional organization or the American Association of Retired Persons.
Shop around to find the right insurance company to fit your needs. Be sure to ask if there are exclusions for any pre-existing conditions, whether there is a maximum … Read the rest
I started the year with two goals. Acquiring a habit and finishing a challenge in one month. Feeling like it was rather aimless and sensing the quick demise of my new-found will to overcome obstacles. The thought of creating an obstacle just to say I cleared it and the sense of accomplishment was a conflicting thought. It was already creeping out from the back of my mind and a felt the need to step it up. Setting goals is second nature to me, both in sports and school it's kind of like an automatic reflex. In the mean time I tend to disregard developing myself, which would probably in the end help reaching further in work, school, sports and relationships. My first habit was brushing my teeth and flossing every night. Now the people who think "He doesn't brush his teeth every night ?!" or "You don't floss?", are the ones that already have these habits installed. In my case I sometimes skipped brushing before going to bed, blaming that the action would wake me up more. So this only happened when I was already really tired. However the flossing … well that was a bi-annual thing at the very best. Benefits of flossing We all know that flossing is good for you, but getting facts that will make you think twice about skipping the dental string.
- While the toothbrush is an important tool, it is inadequate when it comes to remove plaque. The response to the thin bio-film of bacteria is inflammation of the gum tissue, otherwise known as Gingivitis. Research is conflicting whether Gingivitis leads to Periodontitis, but the latter one can get really ugly. In short it affects the tissue and bone around the teeth and can lead to loss of them. When flossing, your gums might
Dental implants have certainly come a long way, and most of them only take an hour to install in your mouth! For people who have been using denture adhesive and are sick of the constant denture care that comes along with adhesive dentures, denture implants are definitely for you!
Lets first talk about the benefits of the old style false teeth, adhesive dentures. These dentures look nice, but fit in your mouth like a mouth guard which completely covers your palate. An adhesive has to be applied to your gums and dentures to hold the dentures into place. The biggest benefit to this denture type is that when you smile they usually look great, and they allow you to chew small food. The biggest drawbacks of course is that the adhesive is messy, uncomfortable, and expensive as you have to purchase it weekly. Another huge drawback is that you can't eat the foods you want to eat. Unless its mushy small food, you can't chew it without your dentures dislodging from the adhesive and causing uncomfortable movement and embarrassing moments while eating. Also with the palate covered, you can't even taste some of the food you choose to eat with these types of dentures.
Well, no need to fear because implant dentures are here. There are several things that can be categorized in the benefit of denture implants category. The first thing is that the dentures are smaller and more light weight. They don't cover the palate as they just include the teeth and gum line as part of the dentures. The dentures snap into place on the implants which make the teeth extremely sturdy and makes the idea of biting into an apple a reality. There are no messy adhesives to clean up or buy as all you have … Read the rest
As most of us realize that our smiles are what others pay attention to or notice first about us, and is one of the reasons we want it to look as bright as it can. In order to keep it sparkling can be challenging however. There are factors that cause our teeth to discolor, we can change some of them but others we can't. Foods and drinks such as sodas, coffee, and tea can discolor our teeth over time. They can leave stains as well. Age, the one we can't change, makes it inevitable that our teeth will discolor. Some medications too can cause teeth to discolor or stain. A laser teeth whitening treatment can change the whiteness of our teeth.
A laser teeth whitening treatment is performed by a cosmetic dentist that provide a brighter smile in as little as an hour. Although there are over the counter treatments available to improve the whiteness of one's teeth, they are not as effective as a professional treatment. Patients that have a professional teeth whitening treatment can expect to improve their brightness by at least eight shades in a single treatment.
A teeth whitening treatment consists first with the cosmetic dentist making sure the teeth are clean. They would first apply a protective coating on the patient's gums, which is not harmful to the gums just a safety precaution from the laser light. A potent teeth whitening gel, Zoom, is applied to the teeth and then the laser light is used to activate the gel. The laser light allows for the whitening agent to deeply penetrate the dentin of the patient's teeth in order to lift and remove stains to provide a bright white smile. At intervals the specialist may utilize the laser light in order to remove deep tough stains … Read the rest