The age when baby teeth fall out

Parents worry their child’s teeth will not fall on time. This article is specially created to explain about the different periods when a child’s teeth may appear, fall and in which order.

Primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, are the first teeth your child will have. The first ones to come in are the lower central incisors which come around the age of six months. And the last ones to show are the second upper primary molars, which appear between 30-36 months. By the time your child is three, they should have 20 baby teeth. For the next three years, these teeth will remain unchanged. Continue reading

What type of toothbrush is best, electric or manual?

Do you need to buy a new toothbrush and now you have decided to do a little research about which type of toothbrush is better? In this article, you will receive a valuable insight about manual and electric toothbrushes.

Electric toothbrush has its pros

Studies published in the American Journal of Dentistry show that electric toothbrushes are much more effective at plaque removal and preventing gum disease than the manual ones. A lot of studies have concluded this, both on the long and short term. This happens because of two main reasons: Continue reading

Oral care for Children

It is your job to take care of your child’s teeth. This job starts as soon as your baby was born. Even if their baby teeth will fall and change, if the primary teeth are unhealthy they could transmit this unhealthiness to the permanent teeth. This could result in significant dental problems throughout your child’s life and could even mean them losing all their teeth by the time they turn 50. In this article, you will learn about the importance of children dental care and how you can help your child have a beautiful smile. Continue reading

How to stop your night bruxism

Do you regularly clench your teeth at work, in heavy traffic or when you find yourself in stressful situations? Even your partner complains that you grind your teeth at night? This means that you are probably suffering from bruxism. And even though it may seem like a small matter, bruxism is a condition that can destroy your teeth and beautiful smile. Bruxism is generated by anxiety and stress, and can cause headaches, jaw pain, irregular sleep, shoulder and neck tension, broken teeth, temporomandibular damage and facial misalignment. In this article, you will learn a few tips on how to stop grinding your teeth. Continue reading

How to manage dry mouth

Dry mouth is a troubling side effect which can be caused by numerous factors. Also known as xerostomia, dry mouth occurs when the salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. Saliva is crucial for the health of the mouth. Saliva is needed for tasting, chewing, swallowing, talking and to wash away the food particles from your mouth. Continue reading

Porcelain veneers – A cosmetic enhancement for a better smile

The porcelain laminate veneers are thin layers of dental ceramic materials that are fixed to the front part of your teeth with the help of a special resin adhesive. Veneers are used to replace the tooth’s enamel and to enhance the cosmetic look of your teeth by masking any moderate dental imperfections. Your dentist will match the color of the porcelain used with the color of your teeth, and they will be virtually unobservable. Veneers do not stain and can last for 20 years or more, as a result of the porcelain used in the manufacture of the veneer. Continue reading

Dental Anxiety and Oral Sedation Dentistry

Oral sedation helps you relax your mind and body and helps you get rid of any anxious feelings. A lot of people are fearful and anxious about dental treatment. There are ways of getting past your fear of the dentist, by learning to overcome the negative emotions and becoming more comfortable with dentistry procedures. By creating a trust bond between you and your dentist, you move a step closer in getting rid of dental anxiety. Trust your dentist and discuss with them about your fears in a calm environment. The dentist will teach you how to feel safe and will help you develop a sense of control to reduce automatic anxiety responses. Continue reading