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What Do If Your Kid’s Baby Teeth Are Loose

At around the age of 6, children will start losing their baby teeth. Here’s how you can make the process smoother when their teeth start to come loose.

Key takeaways:

– Don’t pull or try to loosen the tooth further.

– Make sure your child knows he/she shouldn’t pull loose teeth either.

– If problems appear, go to the dentist rather than trying to extract the tooth at home.

Ideally, you should visit your kid’s dentist before their teeth start to come loose to be better prepared for this event.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-you-pull-your-childs-loose-teeth-or-should-they-fall-out-naturally/

 

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The Link Between Menopause and Gum Disease

While menopause has not been known to cause gum disease in women, it can certainly exacerbate its symptoms. Talk to your dentist and your GP about steps to take to keep teeth, gums and your body healthy and to offset risks of menopause. Common conditions that occur:

– Lower levels of estrogen can cause dry mouth.

– Dry mouth may contribute to gum disease.

– Osteoporosis can cause teeth to become loose over time.

Speak with a dentist about taking care of teeth and gums during menopause.

“The gums may become more red and begin to pull back from the teeth, causing tooth sensitivity and gum infections.”

See what else the professionals have to say:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-menopause-impact-dental-health/

 

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Top Tips For Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

It’s important to keep your teeth in good health during the holidays when there are lots of tempting treats around:

– Most people know candy causes cavities but don’t realise other ‘healthier’ food can be as troublesome, such as raisins, chips and bread.

– Fizzy drinks are a known culprit but fruit juice can also be as damaging.

– Drink lots of water and milk, which are great for teeth.

– The best plan is to only eat or drink sugary items with main meals and drink lots of water; your dentist will thank you!

“Sour candies, which are acidic, can also be troublesome for your teeth as acid erodes enamel.”

Read the full story here: https://healthminute.org/2018/11/5-ways-to-keep-your-teeth-cavity-free/

 

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How Your Dentist May Treat a Dental Abscess

A dental abscess is a swollen area which forms at the root of an infected tooth. Often filled with pus and painful, your dentist can assess the abscess and advise on the best treatment course.

Key takeaways:

– Your dentist or an endodontist, specialising in saving teeth, will need to gently lance the abscess.

– A dental abscess can also be caused by gum disease and may need a deep cleaning to treat.

– Root canal therapy may be needed if the infection originated from the center of the tooth.

“Whether the infection originally began in your tooth or in the gum tissue, your dentist can help to drain and treat the abscess to provide you with relief and get your smile healthy again!”

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https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-a-dental-abscess-and-how-is-it-treated/

 

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Why You Should Never Ignore Jaw Ache

If you wake up with a stiff aching jaw, talk to your dentist. This can indicate problems:

– You may have gum disease or an abscess which must be treated.

– You may grind or clench your teeth while sleeping, and if untreated can result in sensitivity and even cracked teeth.

– A mouthguard created by your dentist can help prevent teeth grinding and clenching.

Don’t ignore an aching jaw as over time, the condition can result in significant damage to teeth.

Read the full story here: https://www.glamour.co.za/wellness/fitness-exercise/this-is-why-you-should-never-ignore-jaw-ache-17536395