Although it seems as if dental care shouldn't begin until your baby actually has teeth, dental professionals stress that oral care needs to begin as soon as your baby is born. You do not need to bring out a toothbrush and toothpaste, however. You do need to take sensible precautions and do some gentle cleaning right from the start. Gum Cleaning As soon as your baby is born, you need to begin gum care.
20 September 2016
Every practice that is healthy for your teeth and gums does not have to be distasteful. In fact, there are many enjoyable habits, in addition to brushing and flossing, that can promote good oral health. Here are a few of them: Chewing Sugarless Gum Sugarless gum offers a tasty treat that does not promote tooth decay. In fact, many people would probably chew gum just because of its delicious flavoring. Nevertheless, sugarless gum offers multiple oral health benefits.
15 September 2016
If you have a low pain tolerance, you know the difficulty of not being taken seriously when you complain of aches and pains. The truth is that there are people who may be more sensitive in specific areas and have a lower pain tolerance. If you have a low pain tolerance or if you are more sensitive in your mouth and gums, you may experience more discomfort at the dentist. Here are some ways that you can deal with discomfort at the dentist when you need to have your teeth cleaned.
10 August 2016
Nothing complements red-colored lips like a pearly white smile does. Sadly, most whitening treatments are harsh to the teeth. However, there are two ways to use fresh strawberries for teeth whitening that are gentler. This is not just pain-free, but also inexpensive. How Strawberries Whiten Teeth Strawberries contain malic acid – an astringent that aids in removing surface discoloration on our teeth. Dentists have agreed to this, and said that the fruit also has citric acid, for the weakening surface hardness of our teeth.
10 August 2016
A tongue crib is an oral appliance used to help break habits in patients. It is especially useful for children who have developed habits of tongue thrusting or thumb sucking, which tend to go undiagnosed for a long time and need help correcting later in life. Here's all you need to know about tongue cribs and how they help. Why Does Tongue Thrusting Need To Be Treated? You may think thrusting the tongue in and out of the mouth isn't that bad for you, but it really can be.
26 July 2016
If you've gone to the dentist a number of times, you're probably already familiar with the normal processes and procedures that most patients go through. From biting down on a small, thick X-ray plate to listening to the hum of dental tools buzzing in your ear, these dental practices have been in place for many years. New technology is opening the door to make dental visits easier, less painful, and faster for both patient and the dental practitioner.
22 June 2016
In order to avoid the development of cavities and to keep your digestive system at its best, you will need to keep your dental health at its best. In addition to seeing your dentist regularly for checkups, there are some guidelines you should observe in order to keep your oral health at its best. The four tips below explain some important steps that you can take to keep your dental care up to par.
22 June 2016
Many parents give their babies pacifiers. They help to sooth and settle them, and will also offer a way to quieten them down. Not all babies will take to them, but some love them so much that they just don't want to give them up. Is there any danger in allowing your preschooler to keep their pacifier? Here's what all parents need to know. The Risks of Pacifiers Pacifiers can be a problem for your child's development.
1 June 2016
Sometimes, children incur more cavities than adults. They seem to have a greater affinity for sweets and junk food, which can promote the development of dental cavities. The simple carbohydrates feed oral bacteria and incite the production of decay-causing acid. In addition, children sometimes don't brush their teeth properly. They may be too distracted to focus on proper brushing techniques for two full minutes. Still, there are measures that parents can take to help promote proper brushing for their child.
7 April 2016
If your tooth is extremely damaged or decayed, then your dentist will install a dental crown to help prevent further decay. The crown prevents food and plaque from reaching the dental pulp that is connected to the nerves in your teeth. If this crown fractures, your tooth is susceptible to infection. Food and bacteria can seep into the fractured crown and damage the dental pulp. If this happens, you will most likely need a root canal to clean the infected area.
7 April 2016