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What To Do For a Child With Swollen Gums

2020-05-19T03:42:27+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |

When the word 'dental health' pops up, most people's minds immediately think of the teeth, and all the auxiliary care practices (including those painful visits to the dentist). However, effective dental care extends to the gums, which are as equally important as the teeth themselves. For one, if your child's gums swell - or have any other issue - they will experience varying levels of difficulty and pain when chewing their food. Hence, it's important to schedule a dental appointment as soon as any problems arise.   What Causes Swollen Gums? Swollen gums on a child are usually occasioned by the presence of bacteria in their mouths. Just like with [...]

Can Kids Get Straight Teeth Without Braces

2020-05-07T22:19:24+00:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , |

Braces among children have become so common that they've turned into some form of right of passage. And while some parents may choose to get their kids braced for cosmetic reasons, most of the time it is necessitated by a dental problem. Orthodontists - specialists in teeth alignment procedures - recommend braces as a way of treating misaligned teeth. To that end, we can say that braces are very effective in the long term. Nonetheless, not all children can comfortably wear braces for the recommended amount of time, since their bodies may be resistant to foreign objects. These kids may experience slight pain and discomfort, and varying levels of stress [...]

What to do for a Child With a Toothache

2020-05-07T23:37:34+00:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |

The new version An aching tooth can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. Therefore, if your child is suffering from a toothache, it is very important to do everything you can to remedy the problem as soon as possible. Scheduling a visit to a pediatric dentist will allow you to get to the root of your child's aching tooth, and get them the help that they need.  However, as you prepare for the pediatric visit, there are several steps you can take to help your child feel better. These include:  Carefully Evaluate the Situation The first thing you need to do when your child comes to you with a toothache complaint [...]

How to Treat Teeth Grinding in Kids

2020-02-13T01:41:01+00:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Teeth grinding, also known as sleep bruxism, is a disorder that is quite common among kids. It is estimated that 3 in 10 children involuntary clench and gnash their teeth while sleeping.  Even though teeth grinding might not be harmful at first, the long-term effects of the condition could be devastating to the dental health of your child. Some of the most noticeable effects include cracked or broken teeth, thinning of enamel, enlarged jaw muscles, wear and tear on the teeth, and tooth loss. The good news is that you can help your child to overcome teeth grinding issues. Here are a few tips on how to go about it. [...]

Why It’s Important For Kids To Brush Their Teeth Before Bed

2020-02-13T01:33:43+00:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |

Raising a child can be very demanding; you need to constantly pay attention to what they eat, how they learn and how they behave. With so much to do throughout the day, it can be easy for you to forget about your kid's bedtime oral health routine. Children also tend to be distracted, and can easily forget to brush their teeth or opt out of doing so if there is no adult to supervise them. As a parent, therefore, it is your duty to ensure that your kid brushes their teeth after dinner, just before they go to bed. Here are some of the reasons why you should ensure your [...]

Should You Teach Children To Use Mouthwash?

2019-12-09T04:20:55+00:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |

A mouthwash is a dental care product that helps in dealing with plaque, germs, bad breath and dental conditions such as gingivitis and halitosis.  Despite all these benefits, one question remains. Is mouthwash ideal for children? Well, it all comes down to good dental care. Most parents give their children mouthwash as a way of dealing with bad breath and conditions such as halitosis. However, experts suggest that this might not be the right step. Here are a few factors to consider before teaching your child to use mouthwash. Are they brushing their teeth appropriately? Most children tend to brush their front teeth only. However, to achieve proper dental care, [...]

What Every Parent Needs To Know About Permanent Teeth

2019-11-10T00:11:06+00:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

Missing front teeth in kids is somewhat cute, more so if you're a parent. The two front teeth coming off is a huge milestone among kids, as it signifies the end of the milk teeth stage. After that comes one more round of teething before the child gets a mouthful of permanent teeth that will now (hopefully) last for a lifetime. If you're a first-time parent, or not well versed in matters permanent teeth, this blog post is here to help you out.   Various Types of Teeth  Basically, children start getting primary teeth, commonly known as baby teeth, from the age of 6 months. By the age of 2 [...]

The Medical Benefits of Braces

2020-05-07T23:39:05+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , , |

When most people think of braces, the first thing that comes to mind is the important role they play in correcting crooked teeth. While braces are mainly used to fix misaligned teeth, there are many more medical benefits that one can enjoy by getting braces.  How do I know if I Need Braces? Dentists usually recommend braces for a wide variety of reasons. You may need to get braces if : Your teeth look crowded and misaligned You jaw makes noises or shifts in some places You experience discomfort when chewing due to crooked teeth You are constantly biting the side of your mouth due to misaligned teeth You experience [...]

Avoiding Tooth Decay and Cavities

2019-09-04T05:28:08+00:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Dental|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tooth decay is the gradual softening of the enamel (the hard, protective layer that covers the teeth). In the absence of timely dental intervention, tooth decay can spread to the dental cavities, eventually resulting in tooth loss. Everyone with poor dental hygiene is susceptible to tooth decay, although it is more common among children and young adults. Understanding Tooth Decay Tooth decay is typically the end-result of unchecked bacterial buildup on the teeth. These bacteria, which are brought about by most of the food you eat, feed on the food particles that remain in your mouth, and thereby produce acid. This food and bacteria combination, in addition to the acid [...]

The Best Foods for Healthy Teeth

2019-08-07T04:48:09+00:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Maintaining healthy teeth entirely depends on the type of food you consume. Whether you are a vegetarian or have a sweet tooth, a healthy diet - in regards to maintaining healthy teeth - is all about moderation and variety. Essentially, your regular diet should contain varied foods from each of the five major food groups: proteins, carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, and dairy.  Basically, a balanced diet provides you with adequate minerals and vitamins, which helps to improve your dental health. On the other hand, a poor or unbalanced diet weakens your immunity, leaving you vulnerable to opportunistic diseases such as gum disease. That said, here are 9 of the best foods [...]