If your child sees the dentist at least twice a year, you may think that's enough. However, there are times when an extra trip to the dentist will become necessary. Here are five times when your child should be taken to the dentist right away. Your Child Is Complaining of Pain Toothache pain is nothing to ignore. If your child is complaining of a toothache, the first thing you should do is look in their mouth for visible signs of decay.
21 May 2019
If your smile has started to look dull and dingy, you may be thinking about whitening your teeth to brighten them up. You also may be considering using a whitening kit that you can pick up at the store, thinking it will be just as effective as having it done at your dentist's office while saving you money and time. However, before you buy an at-home kit, consider the potential problems that come with whitening your teeth yourself.
26 April 2019
If you're caring for a parent who has dementia, you'll likely oversee his or her frequent medical appointments. This list may include visiting doctors and specialists, but you shouldn't overlook regular dental appointments for your loved one as well. These appointments are especially critical because the dementia patient may not take the careful approach to brushing and overall dental care that he or she once did, and you don't want your family member to suffer unnecessary dental pain.
22 March 2019
Inhalers can be life-saving tools for a variety of conditions, but they do come with some downsides. If you've begrudgingly noticed that your teeth have changed colors during the time that you've been using an inhaler, you're not alone. Tooth discoloration due to inhalers is quite common. If you want your white teeth back and don't want them to go away as quickly again, here's what you can do about it.
5 March 2019
While you may hear plenty of information about avoiding sugary soda, coffee, wine and sugar-laden food to protect your teeth, you might not hear much about what is good for your mouth. When you go to the dentist twice a year, and you pay attention to good oral hygiene each day, you can still improve your oral health with the food and drinks you consume. Plenty of water is important to keep your mouth hydrated, and fruits and vegetables will help keep your teeth and gums healthy.
22 January 2019
While the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that infants have their first dental exam before the age of one, they aren't exactly going to be sitting with you in that exam room trying to calm a crying child in a dental office. Nope, you are on your own. The hacks below should help you survive, however. 1. Talk Like Friends: Talk to your child like you are planning a trip to a special friend's house.
4 January 2019
Getting braces is one of those things that people often think about but struggle to deal with the idea of actually going through. Braces require a commitment to your oral health and appearance. However, it might intrigue you to know that getting braces now could potentially keep you out of the dentist's chair later on. Here's what you could be saving yourself from by getting braces. Tooth Decay Tooth decay is a common problem that people with overcrowded teeth experience.
28 November 2018