Your child's first visit to the dentist should happen before his or her first birthday. The general rule is six months after eruption of the first tooth.
Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay, and can help parents learn how to clean their child's teeth and identify his or her fluoride needs. After all, decay can occur as soon as teeth appear.
If you’ve noticed that your gums are a little red and sore, don’t brush it off. You might have gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease.
Most people get gingivitis at some point in their lives, and its mild symptoms make it easy to ignore. But without treatment, it can turn into bigger problems for your mouth. The good news is you can reverse or even prevent it by simply brushing your teeth and flossing.
Besides water and sweeteners such as sorbitol and sodium saccharine, many commercial brands of mouthwash include other active ingredients such as eucalyptol, hexetidine, thymol, hydrogen peroxide, methyl salicylate, enzymes, fluoride and calcium. Many brands of mouthwash such as Scope or Listerine contain from 6.6% to 26.9% of alcohol, more than beer or wine [Pediatrics for Parents, March 1993]. These formulations rely on a high alcohol content to temporarily kill bacteria that causes bad breath.
Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaw alignment problems using devices such as dental braces (fixed appliances), plates and headgear.
Orthodontic treatment is often recommended to correct problems such as a protruding lower jaw, protruded upper teeth (buck teeth) or crooked and crowded teeth. Early intervention and treatment is often preferred to prevent more serious problems from developing.
As the basic process involved in moving teeth is the same at any age, orthodontic treatement is also often successful for adults.
Basic dental care involves brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, seeing your and/or dental hygienist for regular checkups and cleanings, and eating a mouth healthy diet, which means foods high in whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and dairy products.
Preventing Gum Disease When You’re at Risk for Heart Disease
Gum Disease and Heart Disease
If you are at risk for heart disease or have it already, good oral hygiene is very important. It might seem strange, but gum disease seems to be linked with cardiovascular problems, like heart attacks and strokes.
How can you keep your gums healthy -- and maybe your heart? Get the facts here.
Four out of 5 people in the U.S. have gum disease, or periodontal disease. It's caused by the buildup of bacteria in the mouth. Gingivitis is a mild form. Periodontitis is more severe; it can damage the bone and cause tooth loss.
Sleep Apnea is a common disorder in which the sufferer makes one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.
The pauses can last from few seconds to several minutes. They often occur 30 times or more an hour. Usually, breathing returns to normal sometimes with a loud snort or with a similar sound that a person makes when choking.
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Dental implants are good for almost every person with a missing tooth. In some cases dental implants are not recommended. Dental implants are not a good treatment option for heavy smokers, pregnant women, children and patients taking certain medications.
Implant procedures have become one of the most preferred dental treatments to replace missing teeth. It provides you with a functional and cosmetic long lasting solution to your specific needs as long as you are an adequate candidate and that you require them.
Published on Dental Tribune - The World's Dental Newspaper. Jan 13, 2015
Inicialmente, los implantes dentales eran piezas metálicas conocidas como "cuchillas", que requerían de incisiones en el hueso o, en otros casos, de tornillos transóseos mandibulares para crear una "traba mecánica".