Health

Dealing with Broken Teeth

June 9, 2021 by · Leave a Comment 

Article By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

Imagine munching on a piece of hard candy when you hear an awful cracking sound. You realize that you’ve broken or cracked a tooth. The enamel that covers our teeth is extremely durable and in fact is one of the hardest substances known to man, but it does have its limits. This is especially true if you’ve neglected your dental health in the past and have a few cavities.

Tooth decay and gum disease compromise our oral health and often lead to even greater problems. Many people will deal with a broken or chipped tooth at some point in their lifetime, but there are some excellent measures your dentist can take to fix them.

Caring for a Chipped or Broken to Use

If you’ve just broken or chipped a tooth, then call your dentist and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If you are experiencing pain, you can take almost any over-the-counter pain reliever. Once you get home, rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Be sure to keep your mouth clean and free of germs as an infection could easily occur.

For a beautiful smile, braces are still the leading solution. In addition to traditional metal braces, you can also get Invisalign for just a few dollars more. This is a really great solution because it’s comfortable to wear and practically invisible. But there are a few other types of braces too that you might consider. Call your orthodontist to learn all about them.

Article written by Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  Dr. Mark Rashidi who runs Remarkable Smiles is an Orthodontist in Mission Viejo and surrounding cities including Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Irvine. If you are a family member need braces, look no further. Types of braces offered include traditional metal braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign. 

Health

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning

May 1, 2021 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you live in an apartment or a big house on the ocean, spring is a great time to clean out closets, sheds and garages. The weather is mild and it feels good to get outside and work in flower beds or putter around the garage.

Clean out Closets

Go through your closets and get rid of anything you haven’t worn in the past two years. Each family member should do their own closet so it’s not an overwhelming chore.

Unclutter Garage

It’s easy to let junk fill up the garage. Pretty soon, you can’t even get cars in there. Get rid of things that are laying around that no one is using.

Clean windows

Spring is a great time to clean the windows. All you’ll need is window cleaner, a squeegee and a rag. This is a good time to check window screens for any damage from those winter storms.

Get Pets ready for summer

Your pets need attention too. Take them in to the vet for a physical to make sure they’re healthy. While there, have your pet bathed and their nails clipped so pets can be ready for summer too.

Don’t forget the bedding

One thing that we often neglect during winter is changing out the bedding. If possible, turn your mattress over and let it air out occasionally. If your mattress is over 7 years old, think about replacing it. Old mattresses can cause back aches, plus they are more likely to get bedbugs. Foam replacement for an older mattress isn’t expensive or difficult to do. You can buy these online and have them shipped to you.

The Foam Factory has all types of mattress foam at great low prices.