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How Often Should My Child See the Dentist? Parents often asked the question, “How often should my child see the dentist?” Your child should visit the dentist every 6 months for cleanings and checkups. Depending on your child’s oral health, more visits may be recommended. Fluoride treatments are also recommended twice a year to help...
Since flossing can be a tricky and time-consuming process, it tends to be the first part of our dental routine that goes out of the window when time is short, or we are particularly tired. Sometimes we skip it simply because we can’t be bothered, and it’s not as important as brushing our teeth anyway is it? Wrong! Flossing every day is just as important as daily brushing, and here’s why.
Perfectly straight teeth are a highly desirable trait, but unfortunately one that very few people are naturally blessed with. Instead, most of us have to contend with teeth that have gaps between them, are overlapping or crooked. Overbites and underbites are also common. The trouble is that some of these problems can cause further difficulties with our oral health. This is because food debris and bacteria can become trapped in the smallest of space, which are very hard to clean. Decay and other damage can then ensue.
You have probably heard of obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. However, far fewer people know about hypopnea, a closely related condition that is also characterized as a sleep disorder. Both are relatively common and can cause patients to experience a range of unpleasant and sometimes debilitating symptoms. Fortunately, there are also things that you can do to help prevent either condition from occurring.
Many tooth loss patients are deterred from dental implant treatments out of fear that it will be painful. After all, the idea of having a titanium screw surgically implanted in the jawbone would make most people wince in pain. However, many people are surprised to find out that dental implant patients actually feel minimal discomfort during their treatment. Most patients claim that the dental implant treatment itself hurt far less than the actual tooth extraction process.
Do you procrastinate on trips to the dentist, due to fear of the dentist or a busy schedule? Unfortunately, there are many reasons that make it easy to put off going to the dentist, which could be bad news for your dental health, even if you brush and floss meticulously. Waiting too long to see the dentist can escalate oral health problems, like tooth decay and gum disease, and it can even lead to foul smelling breath. Bad breath can be a humiliating condition, but fortunately, it’s usually easy to treat. If you’ve already noticed that you have chronic bad breath, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our office as soon as possible to rule out the possibility of tooth decay and gum disease.
Brushing your teeth is one of the most fundamental aspects of your at-home dental care routine. By brushing after meals, you can remove food particles that may get stuck to or between your teeth and prevent the production of plaque and dental decay that could compromise your dental health. While brushing with water alone is better than not brushing at all, you should not underestimate the importance of using toothpaste.
Being a young adult is a very challenging time and with so many other priorities and concerns, such as studies, jobs and relationships, dental health is often something that falls by the wayside. Nevertheless, it is just as important for you to look after your teeth now as it was when you were growing up.
Although they are technically known as third molars, wisdom teeth are known as such due to their very late appearance. In most cases, a person does not start cutting their wisdom teeth until they are in their late teenage years or even early to mid-twenties when in theory we are much wiser! Most adults have four wisdom teeth, one in each of the far corners of the mouth.
As a parent, it is your responsibility to look after all aspects of your child’s care until they are able to manage for themselves. Establishing great oral hygiene routines are one habit that your child can take through to adulthood with them. Not only will following a robust daily dental care program ensure that your kid has the healthiest and most beautiful teeth possible, but it can also go a long way to supporting their general wellbeing. This is because poor oral health has been linked to the development of a number of serious health problems, including dementia, heart disease, diabetes and even stroke.