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What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

Nothing’s more important to you than your children. You want them to look and feel their best from now until they’re 120-years-old. Part of your responsibility in this endeavour is taking care of your child’s teeth. You know that baby teeth don’t last forever, but you can still do long-term damage to your kid’s mouth if you’re not careful. Fortunately, dentistry has a special field for kids. These professionals can provide the dental care and hygiene your kids need. Here’s a guide on pediatric dentists.

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Cavities: How and Why Do Dentists Fix Cavities for Children?

Cavities: How and Why Do Dentists Fix Cavities for Children?

Though children are using a set of teeth they will eventually lose, that set of teeth needs to survive until the adult teeth guide them out of the gums, which helps ensure the adult teeth grow in correctly and with enough room. That’s why oral hygiene is important as soon as a baby’s teeth begin to come in, and teaching oral hygiene should begin at a young age. Despite your best efforts to ensure good dental hygiene, sometimes kids end up with cavities. Cavity care for children is very similar to cavity care for adults, because preserving tooth health is the most important aspect.

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7 Non-Dental Medical Issues Your Dentist Might Discover

7 Non-Dental Medical Issues Your Dentist Might Discover

Regular dental care is critical to the overall health of your gums and teeth. What you may not know is that your dentist can also spot signs of non-dental medical issues in your mouth during an exam. Some of the diseases and conditions that exhibit signs within your mouth include diabetes, infections, oral cancer, HIV, stress, poor nutrition, and osteoporosis.

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Should I Go to the Dentist When I’m Sick?

Should I Go to the Dentist When I’m Sick?

You want to practice excellent dental hygiene. You also know how long it takes to get a dental appointment sometimes. That’s why you hate the idea of cancelling. But what should you do if you are sick? If your options are keeping the appointment or rescheduling, what’s better for you, the workers in the dentist’s office, and the other patients? Here’s a guide on whether you should go to the dentist when you’re sick.

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Demystifying Common Dental Practices

Demystifying Common Dental Practices

A trip to the dentist’s office shouldn’t scare you. On the contrary, you’re taking charge of your health, which should ideally make you feel empowered. After your appointment, you’ll have a bright smile and the improved self-confidence that goes along with it. Still, a bit of nervousness is understandable. Many people don’t know why dentists do certain things, which makes some patients apprehensive, so here’s a guide to demystifying common dental practices.

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6 Ways Dentists Calm You While in the Chair

6 Ways Dentists Calm You While in the Chair

Many people have a fear of the dentist – ranging from mild to significant. They stress out about each visit and cannot get comfortable once they’re in the office. But us healthcare professionals responsible for your teeth understand your worries. We deal with this daily and have developed ways to lessen the stress. Here are six ways dentists calm you while you’re in the chair.

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Electric VS Traditional: Toothbrushes and Floss

Electric VS Traditional: Toothbrushes and Floss

Dental tools like toothbrushes, floss, and other teeth cleaning gadgets make up a multi billion dollar industry. There are so many different oral health care tools on the market that it can sometimes be overwhelming when trying to pick the best option for your mouth. Some are electronic, many are not, and it is often difficult to know which ones really are more effective in keeping your oral health in check.

Do electric toothbrushes really clean better than traditional ones? What can waterpiks do that normal floss can’t? To help make it easier, we have laid out the pros and cons of powered and traditional versions of two tools that you use twice daily to clean your teeth: the toothbrush and floss.

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Dentists Use New Technology DIAGNOdent to Catch Cavities Early

Dentists Use New Technology DIAGNOdent to Catch Cavities Early

Dental technology is continually evolving as better methods are sought for a variety of tasks. One of these recent developments is the DIAGNOdent, which finds cavities early in their development, helping dentists to save more of a decaying tooth using minimally invasive dental procedures. Since it is relatively new, it is worth exploring more about this device. As a technological tool, the DIAGNOdent finds cavities early enough to help prevent the need for invasive dental procedures such as root canals and extractions. The benefits to the patients are enormous in scope, ranging from financial savings to relaxed visits.

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