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|While this can often be seen as a cost-saving proposition and detractors often argue that regular checkups are unnecessary, the truth of the matter is that regular preventative care can not only improve the general periodontal health of the patient, but actually save them money in the long term by preventing serious problems before they require drastic corrective measures.|
|While everyone knows how important it is to make regular visits to their dentist?s office, it?s no secret that many people still end up putting them off.
Waiting an extra month or a few extra weeks to make an appointment for convenience or financial reasons is one thing, but putting off a dentist visit when dealing with one of the following symptoms is something completely different and dangerous to your health.
|One of the greatest concerns of all mothers is how they are able to find the best dentist for their little one.
Dental professionals cannot stress enough the importance of taking your child for dental checkups at least once every 6 months. Even if you ?think?, there is nothing wrong with your baby, dentists can easily spot a tiny decay which will grow bigger and bigger if it is not treated properly.
|The nerve endings in your teeth are extremely reactive, and you will feel a throbbing and sharp pain every time something hot, cold or sweet reaches your teeth.
The dental cells that can be found within the tubes in your dentin will cause you this sensitivity. Generally, when the enamel of your teeth becomes weak and worn, sensitivity increases. Also, sensitivity is present when you are struggling with gum recession, because the nerve endings become exposed.
|If you are struggling with gum recession, chances are you also have to put up with tooth sensitivity. The roots of your teeth are nicely protected by gum tissue, but when the gums recede the root becomes exposed thus causing sensitive teeth.
Talk to your dentist if you suspect gum recession problems. Check your teeth in the mirror often and if you notice that spaces are forming between your teeth and your teeth have also become more sensitive, you may struggle with gum disease in its incipient phase.
|In the early stages, gum disease (gingivitis), marked by red or swollen gums that bleed easily, is reversible and can be detected and treated by your dentist or dental hygienist during regular check-ups.
As the disease progresses (periodontitis), it can destroy the bone and soft tissues that support the teeth. In advanced stages of periodontitis, teeth can become loose, fall out or have to be removed by a dentist. In fact, periodontitis is the culprit in 70 percent of tooth loss in adults over 40.
|Eating with metal braces can be quite painful, since the metal parts cause tiny injuries to the tissues in your mouth. Also, maintaining a thorough dental health regimen is also difficult with metal braces in the mouth.
Fortunately, there are plenty of advancements available in the field of orthodontics today, and you can wear braces and nobody will actually know that. Invisible braces give you the confidence that you need, and they are also extremely comfortable to wear.
|However, thanks to the advancements in dental technology, the sensitive teeth problem can be reeved. Even though you are using toothpaste for sensitive teeth, the problem seems somewhat better but you cannot get rid of it for good.
Therefore, you need to make an appointment with your dentist, and allow him to examine carefully your teeth. He will be able to tell you what is the exact cause of the sensitive teeth. Most often, sensitive teeth are caused because of dentin exposure.
|Bad breath is an oral health condition that is extremely frustrating. Nothing that you do seems to actually work and make the bad odor go away forever.
First of all, maintaining proper oral health hygiene is extremely important for avoiding bad breath.
|If you are traveling a lot during the year, you should keep in mind a few important dental tips. Maintain your teeth healthy and clean even while you are away from home.
1. Remember to floss regularly