Eruption of teeth in a baby is one of the first milestones. Extra care has to be taken so that they do not develop cavities.
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Gum and periodontal disease are responsible for a large percentage of dental problems. Teeth are held in place by periodontal ligaments, bone and healthy gums. Gum disease attacks all the above hosting tissue, weakening tooth support. Without proper treatment, our teeth lose the attachment apparatus causing tooth loss.
Take a Full 2 Minutes to Brush
Experts didn’t just pluck that number out of thin air. Studies show that brushing for a full two minutes can really boost your oral health. Tooth decay happens thanks to plaque, a bacteria-laden film. These bacteria produce acid that eats away at your enamel, the hard outer covering on your teeth. They can also damage your gums and cause gingivitis.
Timing is Key
The biggest factor for the development of cavities is the length of time sugars are staying in your Mouth. While you’re doing the rounds visiting family and friends in the lead up to Christmas and on the big day keep your toothbrush handy. Try to squeeze in some cheeky brushes between meals, treats and drinks. This is the key to not letting those nasty sugars combine with the natural bacteria in your mouth and cause trouble.
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Board shorts and bikinis have been traded in for school attire and books as your little ones head back to school. This year will be filled with the excitement of different teachers, new classmates and more challenging subjects. But why not make their oral hygiene routine just as exciting? Remember, the tooth fairy only comes for healthy teeth!
Last week I was browsing on the internet and stumbled across this public health article. The aim was to educate parents about how much toothpaste is the right amount for young children. It got me thinking that if this is being addressed in large newspapers, then it might be a good idea to highlight it with the patients in my practice.
You’ve finally done it. You made an appointment for the dentist for the first time in years or the first time ever. Just because you’ve set the date doesn’t mean your fears about the dentist have magically gone away. They’re still there, eating away at you and keeping you up at night. The closer you get to the date of the appointment, the worse you feel. When it gets too bad, you cancel the appointment or just refuse to go.