A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health
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A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health

My family's dental health is important to me. Unfortunately for me, it is not as important to my little ones. Getting my kids to brush and floss on a daily basis is almost like taking on an obstacle course. I talked to my family's dentist about different methods I could try to encourage them to brush and floss on a regular basis. Some of the tricks worked, some did not. After some experimentation and talking to other parents, I was able to come up with a lot of great tips for helping kids care for their teeth. I started this blog to help other parents get creative when it comes to their kids and dental care.

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A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health

  • Periodontal Disease: How The Different Stages Are Treated

    5 September 2018

    Periodontitis means inflammation around your teeth. In general terms, it is often called gum disease. It does not involve cavities, so it does not require any fillings or root canal. However, it is more detrimental to the health of your teeth in that if it is left alone, you could end up needed dentures. Periodontal disease will cause the tissue and bone holding your teeth in place to decay making your teeth fall out.

  • Should You Choose Amalgam Or Resin For Fillings For Children's Teeth?

    16 July 2018

    As a parent, you are likely to encounter toothaches and cavities in your child even with the best oral care. Making some choices when it comes to tooth filing for children can be a daunting affair, but once your dentist has brought you up to speed with the available options, you will find something that suits your child. Types of Tooth Filling for Children Interestingly, pediatric dentists have tried several filling materials on children including beeswax, amalgam, ceramic and composite resin over time.

  • Which Orthodontic Issues Qualify For Invisalign?

    16 July 2018

    Normal braces are quite effective, but there've always had one glaring issue; they are highly visible. It's close to impossible to open your mouth without someone seeing the regular wire braces. This makes many people self-conscious when doing anything that would require them to open their mouths. However, clear aligners, such as Invisalign have changed the landscape of dental health. These aligners are alternatives to standard braces, and they have the main advantage of being much less conspicuous when worn.

  • Why A 'Simple Toothache' Needs Immediate Medical Attention

    15 June 2018

    Getting a toothache is something most people don't think twice about. While it can be unpleasant, many people feel that it's only a temporary issue or something that can be put off. Unfortunately, this is a bad idea. Toothaches are often your first and final warning sign of a developing problem before it becomes a much bigger hassle to fix. If you're getting a toothache, here's why you need to seek medical attention right away.

  • Suffering From Gum Disease? The Steps A Dentist Will Take In Deep Cleaning Your Teeth And Gums

    17 May 2018

    If you are suffering from periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, you may need more than routine dental cleanings. You may need deep cleanings that reach deep within the gum pockets to remove plaque and build-up. While you cannot reverse damage done by gum disease, you can stop further damage, and this is what the deep cleanings are designed to do. Here are the steps a dentist will take when deep cleaning your teeth and gums due to periodontal disease.