Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Keeping Canine Teeth Healthy!

Not all bones and chew toys are healthy for your fur baby!

The best treats and toys are large enough so they don't become a choking hazard.

Below are recommended treats and toys to keep your pups teeth healthy:

  • Rubber toys - The smooth surfaces offer flexibility when chewed.
  • Fresh produce - Seedless apple slices and raw carrots provide both vitamins and chewing entertainment.
  • Dental treats - Chews that are infused with medications to keep the pets teeth clean and healthy.
  • Pressed pork hide - Pig based chews are high in protein, low in fat and easily digestible. Bonus its softer than cow rawhide.

To help maintain a healthy mouth visit your veterinarian for a full dental exam!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tooth Tattoos?

Yes, this is a real!

Teeth tattoos are a new "growing trend".

This growing trend is called "tatteeth" and the catch is you can only get this done if you need a dental crown.Your dentist will take an impression of the tooth that needs to be fitted for a crown then they will send it to the lab were you can add a design. This is not cheap and can cost somewhere between $75.00 to $200.00.

Although this trend might seem new, the first tattoo on a tooth was nearly 20 years ago at Suburbia Dental Laboratory in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Oral Art - An Old But New Practice in Self-Expression

Oral modification goes back further than recorded history. Vikings, Mayans, West African Tribes (to name a few) used various methods of oral modification to identify themselves, to distinguish class, tribe,seniority, religion, coming of age, etc... Whether it be sharpening of teeth, adorning teeth with jewels, splitting tongues or piercings, all of these have roots deep in our history.

Now days, it's not unusual to see people covered in tattoos, body piercings, sporting diamond covered "Grills" or bejeweled pearly whites. Some even go as far as to have horns anchored to their skulls and have lip and tongue tattoos.

Through the ages, self expression has taken a leap from the modest 20's where even showing a shoulder was inappropriate, to a world where the more bizarre one can be, the better. But is it better? Individualism and self expression are rights that should not be taken away from anyone. But with the rise in popularity of body modification in general and people doing it because it's "cool", the concern is that it is taking away from the cultural and historical aspect of the trend. 

That said, 200 years from now this newer trend will be historic, and historians will study it as a culture....
What are your thoughts on the subject?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Alignment Problems To Watch For In Children

When your children are the age of six to eight you will want pay close attention to the alignment of their teeth.

If you notice any of the following problems, you will want to talk to an orthodontist about orthodontic treatment.

Excessive spacing: Usually happens with abnormal growth of the jawbone.
Crowding: This is when the jaw is too small to accommodate permanent teeth.
Under-bite: When the lower jaw grows larger than the upper jaw.
Over-bite: When the upper jaw grows larger than the lower jaw.
Open-bite: When the teeth are  unable to make physical contact for a proper bite.
Cross-bite: When the upper teeth close inside the lower teeth.
Over-jet (protruding): Teeth that are too far forward commonly known as "buckteeth". 

If these problems are left untreated they can result in tooth decay, gum disease, headaches and ear aches, as well as speaking, biting or chewing problems. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Baby Teeth May Be Worth More Than The Tooth Fairy Can Offer!!!

It just might be the case! Researchers have discovered that baby teeth contain a rich supply of stem cells inside the nerve tissue found in exfoliated baby teeth!

There are laboratories that harvest these potentially life saving cells from the baby teeth and store them for future use. The stem cells obtained are the child's own tissue, so they can be used later on, behalf of the donor, to treat maladies such as, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, juvenile diabetes, spinal cord injury, and even cancer and heart disease without any fear of tissue incompatibility or transmission of infection from another donor.

To learn more about this invaluable information, please visit http://www.bioeden.com

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Improve Your Dental Health By Eating These Superfoods!

These foods are not magic foods that will instantly fight of gum disease or tooth decay but these foods contain the right properties to promote better dental health in the long run.

  1. Raw Milk - Teeth need calcium to remain strong and healthy, so try almond milk. Almond milk contains about the same concentration of calcium as regular milk and aren't hundreds of adverse conditions associated with it. The Vitamin D can also help rebuild the enamel.
  2. Apples - Eating apples helps the production of saliva. When saliva is produced it actually helps the prevention of cavities.
  3. Mushrooms - Mushrooms are packed with vitamin D , which helps rebuild the enamel in your teeth.
  4. Oranges - Oranges are naturally acidic, which can work by acting as a brush for your teeth. The vitamins and calcium content in this fruit push away harmful microbes and reduce your rate of tooth decay.
  5. Nuts - These are packed will all sorts of good stuff to maintain overall health and teeth.