Many of us have no idea what it’s like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink — even the water in our toilets is clean!
But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.
We started this fundraising campaign to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, and we’re looking for anyone who can help us.
Please donate to our campaign — anything you can give is a huge help.
100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped (with your help of course!).
Our goal is to raise $1000 by September 2018. Angels of Solara will also match all donations made up to $1000!
Donate today by visiting https://my.charitywater.org/steve-and-rhonda-petryk/angels-of-solara.
Gaps in the mouth created by missing teeth not only take away from your appearance but can be very inconvenient as well. Even basic mouth movements used for talking and chewing can be difficult or even painful. On top of that, gaps in the teeth can affect the remaining teeth, which can shift position along the gum line and move into the empty space. Fortunately, there is a solution with dental bridges.
What are dental bridges?
Bridges are a dental prosthetic used to fill in an empty space in the mouth. They are made of two parts – the abutment teeth (the teeth that neighbor the gap, usually covered with a crown and used to anchor the false tooth) and the pontic (the false tooth or teeth). They can be made from porcelain, gold, alloy, or a combination of the three.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
- Restore the smile
- Improve chewing and speaking
- Maintain the face’s natural shape
- Even out the bite
- Prevent teeth from shifting position along the gum line
Types of Bridges
There are three basic types of bridges:
- Traditional: are the most common type and use crowns or implants as the “anchors” on either side of the gap for the pontic
- Cantilever: is used when there are teeth adjacent to only one side of the missing tooth or teeth
- Maryland: are bonded bridges that have a metal framework; dentists bond this framework directly to the adjacent teeth
Dental bridges are made from durable materials, which makes them a long-lasting solution for missing teeth: with proper care, they can last 10 years or longer.
If you want to return your smile back to full functionality as well as bring confidence back, talk to your dentist about getting dental bridges.
Everyone wants whiter teeth, but not everybody has the discipline required to brush their teeth twice a day every day. Teeth help you every day to chew and speak, but they can also make or break your appearance. Do you want a good combination of healthy teeth and whiter teeth.
If you want whiter teeth to stick around for as long as possible, then why not check out some of these amazing tips for tooth whitening.
- Have a professional teeth cleaning.
Professional teeth cleaning at your dental office is always far superior to store-bought whitening strips. The solution used during a professional teeth cleaning is made up of essentially the same ingredients, but the application method is better, and it will have longer contact with your teeth causing them to whiten faster.
- Avoid stain-causing foods.
What good is whitening your teeth if you are going to continue staining them on a daily basis? The best way to whiten your teeth would be to avoid stain-causing foods such as coffee and tea. This way, when you whiten your teeth, you are not staining them at the same time.
- Use whitening toothpaste.
Although whitening toothpaste is not a good way to whiten your teeth on its own, it is very effective to supplement a teeth whitening regimen. Whitening toothpaste is also made up of the same ingredients as a professional teeth cleaning, but it stays against the surface of the tooth for much less time.
- Floss every day.
Flossing every day seems to be one of the hardest things for people to do, but it is one of the most effective ways of keeping your teeth white. It is difficult for your toothbrush to clean in between your teeth. Flossing is the only reliable way to ensure that your mouth is fully clean on a daily basis.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening, feel free to give us a call or come into the office today.