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Common Problems with Metal Braces

2021-04-15T20:33:59+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , |

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than four million Americans wear braces. People have been wearing the metal dental braces we know today for over a century ago. They still remain popular even with the current alternatives, which include Invisalign. People who wear braces may experience discomfort in their mouth including when the braces break or become loose. However, most of the problems have home remedies for relief while others might need the attention of your family dentist.  Below, we look at common problems people with metal dental braces face and how best to fix them. Soreness After getting metal braces, you may experience soreness for a few [...]

Reasons Why Your Kid’s Permanent Teeth Aren’t Coming In

2021-03-23T02:07:50+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Dental, Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , |

Parents love it when their children grow healthily. One of the phases that signal a child’s growth is the loss of baby tooth.  After the tooth loss, comes the wait for shiny new permanent teeth. Most often than not, the tooth usually pops within the expected timeline.  Nonetheless, there are cases where the tooth takes too long to come out. In such cases, parents are left wondering why their child's permanent teeth aren't coming out.  Well, you shouldn't fuss too much about your child's permanent teeth not showing up. This situation is perfectly normal and can be a result of several factors. Here is a look at some of them: [...]

3 Reasons Why Your Teeth Are Discolored

2021-02-17T04:47:29+00:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Tips|

We all want bright, shiny teeth,  yet most of us do little to achieve this. Proper dental care helps to avoid teeth discoloration. It involves brushing your teeth well, flossing every day, and using an antiseptic mouthwash. Even though improper teeth care plays a huge part in discoloring your teeth, some of your daily habits may pose even more threat to your teeth. However, don't fret! It's not too late to make a turnaround. Below, we have singled out three culprits that can rob you of your pearl whites and how you can do away with them to get your radiant smile back. Junk Foods and Sugary Beverages Though junk [...]

Start The Year Right With a Dental Checkup

2021-01-20T00:28:39+00:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , |

Ideally, going for a dental checkup should be top of your new year's resolutions, among other habits like eating healthy and working out. If it isn't, it's probably because you have some dentophobia - that well-ingrained fear of dental appointments rooted in nightmarish visits when you were little. But, as you've probably heard so many times during these pandemic times, never succumb to your fears, no matter how daunting they appear. Matter of fact, modern dental services are so advanced that you can literally get multiple teeth removed without feeling an iota of pain - a far cry from those past days when the thought of visiting a dentist was [...]

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Braces Pain

2020-12-12T08:22:34+00:00December 12th, 2020|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , |

If your child has visibly crooked teeth or they are frequently biting their tongue due to misaligned teeth, then it’s high time you considered getting them dental braces from your local orthodontist. These dental devices can help restore your child’s beautiful smile by aligning and straightening crooked teeth back to their rightful position. They are designed to fix bad bites and improve overall dental health. Nevertheless, wearing braces is not the most comfortable experience. Your orthodontist may have to adjust, tighten, bend, or even replace the metal wires to ensure that the teeth are aligning toward the correct target positions.  With added pressure on the gums and teeth, your child [...]

Oral Hygiene Tips for Kids

2020-11-13T06:56:27+00:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Raising up a child is a long and fulfilling journey. But sometimes, it can be overwhelming, given the numerous tiny details you have to consider. Good oral hygiene is one of the most important aspects to consider as far as the health of your child is concerned. Unfortunately, many parents have no idea where to begin. Our top kid’s dentist provides some useful tips that you can use to get your child’s dental hygiene routine on the right path.   Book an Appointment with a Kid’s Dentist Ideally, you should book an appointment with a kid’s dentist within 6 months after the eruption of your child’s first tooth or by [...]

4 Reasons To Keep Your Kid’s Teeth Healthy

2020-10-19T18:41:56+00:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

When your child starts to teeth, you may find it difficult to stick to a brushing routine (and understandably so) as the teeth are too few, and due to how difficult it is to hold the baby down during the brushing. However, according to dentists, promoting healthy dental practices for kids should essentially start as soon as they get their first teeth. For one, healthy teeth make a good building block for a lifetime of good health and happiness. More specifically, it benefits you and your child in the following major ways: It Provides The Groundwork for Good Oral Hygiene Practices During Adulthood  As mentioned above, any kid's dentist will [...]

Sensitive Teeth vs. Cavity: How to Tell

2020-09-19T07:45:15+00:00September 19th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |

Differentiating between tooth sensitivity and a cavity can be a huge challenge for any parent. This is because these dental issues are strikingly similar. Besides, tooth sensitivity in most cases results from a cavity hence it is difficult to separate the two. Unless you are a kid’s dentist, you will never know for sure if your child has a cavity or a sensitive tooth. In this post, we discuss the major symptoms, the main differences, as well as how to tell if your child has a cavity or a sensitive tooth. Let’s start with the definitions. Definitions Tooth sensitivity refers to a sharp pain or discomfort that occurs when the [...]

Can Kids Brush Their Teeth Too Much or Too Often

2020-08-18T01:24:19+00:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |

If you are a parent, reading the above title must have made you chuckle a little. I mean, is there such a thing as too much brushing when you probably have to remind your child to brush their teeth a dozen times every morning? While it's true that most kids don't like (or remember) to brush their teeth, it is also true that some kids do it too often for their own sake. And yes, too much brushing can be harmful to developing teeth - we'll tell you why in a bit. For now, are you familiar with the right brushing methods and techniques? Is There A Proper Way to [...]

How to Fix A Kid’s Yellow Teeth

2020-07-15T02:06:50+00:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

If you want to enjoy the beaming grin and the cute, innocent smile of your child, then you have to teach them the importance of proper oral care. Without adequate education, a child’s teeth can turn yellow over time.  Consulting a certified kid’s dentist can help reverse the effects of poor dental hygiene. The dentist will provide proper education, care and assistance to ensure your child’s pearly whites remain as healthy and as bright as ever. Here are a few tips how to fix a kid’s yellow teeth. Preventing Your Child’s Teeth from Turning Yellow Whoever said prevention is better than cure was 100% right. The biggest step to fixing [...]