3 Reasons To Restrict Or Stop Your Toddler's Pacifier Usage

Posted on: 22 October 2015
Pacifiers can provide health benefits during a baby's first six months. However, by the time the little one becomes a toddler, it's a good idea for parents to start thinking about ending this habit. Consider what the experts have to say and then devise a plan for weaning your little one from pacifier use. Reasons to Stop Pacifier Usage by Toddlers Increased Risk of Ear Infections The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends ending or limiting pacifier use between the age of six months to one year to reduce the risk of ear infections.
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Are You A Candidate For Interproximal Reduction?

Posted on: 9 October 2015
An interproximal reduction is a dental procedure that involves removing some enamel (the outermost part of the teeth) without damaging the inner tissues. It is also known as interdental reduction or teeth shaving, among other dental names. Here are examples of four situations in which you may need the procedure: Your Teeth Are Crowded One of the primary reasons for conducting interproximal reduction is to reduce overcrowding. Your dentist may suggest teeth shaving if the overcrowding is the only issue with your teeth.
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3 Reasons Dental Implants Fail

Posted on: 21 September 2015
The dental implant procedure allows you to replace missing teeth and restore your smile without the use of bridges or partial dentures. It is the only permanent solution, but it is also one that sometimes fails. While rare, there are a few things that can cause dental implant failure. Not Enough Jawbone Density When you get dental implants, a metal post is implanted into the jawbone of the missing tooth. If your tooth has been missing for a while, you might not have sufficient bone, as it can deteriorate over time.
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Oral Piercings & Dental Health: Risks And Consequences

Posted on: 28 August 2015
While oral piercings can be a cool addition to your piercing collection, they can also lead to a number of serious dental issues. Many of the dental issues outlined below will be unavoidable over time, which is why those considering oral piercings should certainly give them a second thought. Gum Disease Oral piercings come into constant contact with the gums, resulting in multiple and repeated injuries. Over time, the gums will begin to react to the interactions by receding.
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