Don't Let Sports Drinks Harm Your Child's Oral Health
30 November 2015
If you have a child that participates in physical activities like football or even gymnastics, you have probably at least considered the idea of giving your child a sports drink. These tasty drinks are designed to help replenish any carbohydrates, fluids, electrolytes and other nutritional elements that are lost during periods of intense physical activity. On the surface, these drinks seem like a healthy and great choice. However, when it comes to your child's oral health, sports drinks can be harmful.
Questions And Answers About Root Canals
11 November 2015
Root canals are endodontic procedures that involve the removal of the interior of a tooth. Inside a normal tooth, there is soft, living material called pulp. The pulp of the tooth houses the dental nerves. Thus, severe discomfort can result if the pulp becomes damaged, infected or inflamed. To relieve the pain and salvage your tooth, your dentist may prescribe a root canal. Still, many dental patients have questions about root canal procedures.
3 Reasons To Restrict Or Stop Your Toddler's Pacifier Usage
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.
Are You A Candidate For Interproximal Reduction?
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.