Category: Dentistry

Healthy Kids Teeth

Top Dental Hacks For Keeping Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy

Oral health is extremely important. If your mouth is healthy, the rest of your body will be healthier. However, if your mouth is unhealthy, you may find that your general health decreases. It is therefore very important to make sure that you visit the dentist regularly, that you practice good oral hygiene and that you take steps to prevent oral disease.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to encourage good oral health habits in children. They may not like brushing or flossing their teeth regularly, have fear of dentist and this can lead to all sorts of dental problems down the track. As a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children have healthy teeth. Our top dental hacks for helping you do this include:

Teach Good Habits Early:

It is never too early to teach good dental hygiene habits. Although a lot of people believe that baby teeth don’t really matter – since they are lost anyway – nothing could be further from the truth. A person’s baby teeth are perfect for practicing and refining good oral health techniques and habits, and should always be kept in good condition to maintain good dental health.

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Dental Implant

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants have many advantages over other options to replace lost teeth.  Once successfully in place the implant is almost impossible to identify as a fake tooth, there is no discomfort such as from a plate that rubs and it lasts for a very long time, so is durable and effective as a working tooth or teeth.dental implantsSadly, not everyone is suitable for this procedure. It is essential to consult with a dentist who is highly experienced in the procedure to find out if they think you would be a good candidate. Otherwise the procedure will cost a lot and not be successful, something that no one wants to have happen.

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Orthodontist

What Does an Orthodontist Do?

Many people think that an orthodontist is just a dentist who puts braces on teeth, but they do much more than that. Orthodontics is a dental speciality that prevents, diagnoses and treats many problems with the face and mouth including malocclusions – bad bites – poorly aligned jaws and crooked teeth.

A dentist may be able to do some of that kind of work, especially if they’ve had a lot of experience and the problem is straightforward. However, the orthodontist has had three more years of training to get the expertise he has, so he is more likely to do a good job on the problem, especially if it is not as straightforward as it looks.

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