Parents are often confused about when their child is old enough to visit the dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first visit should be when their first tooth erupts – no later than two years old. From there on, the dentist will continue to recommend the frequency of the visits which the parents should follow.
Which Dentist Should I Go to?
A family dentist can definitely help give you a brief overview of how to care for your child’s teeth and if there are any pressing issues to deal with. However, it is best to take your child to a pediatric dentist. Continue reading “Right Age For Your Child To Visit The Dentist”
How many of us have heard that ‘too much sugar will rot your teeth’ while growing up? It’s one of the most common phrases uttered by parents to deter their kids from sucking on sweets and sipping sugary juices all day. And while reducing sugar intake definitely helps prevent tooth decay, it is not merely enough to help kids develop good dental hygiene habits.
Here are 5 ways you can help your kid develop healthy habits for taking care of their teeth! Continue reading “4 Best Tips For Kids To Enhance Hygiene Habits”
Crown lengthening is an easy, fast treatment that can make a significant difference in your smile. Crown lengthening is a procedure in which a portion of the gum tissue is removed to expose more of the tooth structure. Sometimes it also involves removing bone that normally surrounds the tooth roots.
Restorative Crown Lengthening
Restorative crown lengthening is recommended is when a tooth requires a crown, but only a small portion of it shows above the gum line. This can occur if the tooth has been broken off due to trauma or if the tooth is naturally very small. In this case, we will remove enough gum tissue and bone tissue if necessary to expose the tooth enough to make room for a permanent crown. Continue reading “The Benefits An Procedures Of Crown Lengthening”
Gum recession is a common problem among patients, even those who have typically good hygiene and dental health. In most cases, recession is very gradual and therefore not immediately noticeable. However, if the source is not identified and addressed, ongoing recession can negatively impact a smile and lead to loosening teeth.
Causes Of Gum Recession
• Periodontal disease
• Aggressive brushing and flossing
• Bruxism (teeth grinding)
• Use of tobacco products
• Genetic predispositions
• Changes in hormone levels Continue reading “Dental Treatment For Gum Recession”
Gum disease, or gingivitis, occurs when plaque, which is loaded with harmful bacteria, accumulates on your gums and in between your teeth. Brushing your teeth will get rid of plaque. However, it only takes 24 hours for plaque to accumulate on your teeth again. So without regular and proper brushing, plaque remains on your teeth and eventually forms tartar, a hard deposit that can only be removed with a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist.
Plaque and tartar are pools of bacteria that are harmful to the teeth and gums. Plaque and tartar buildup are the primary cause of inflammation and irritation to the gums, a condition referred to as gingivitis. Continue reading “Gingivitis: Understanding Gum Disease”