Month: March 2016

Dental care for special needs children could prove to have its challenges

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 5 households in the U.S. include at least one child with a special health care need. Special needs children generally need help with all of their daily activities, and maintaining proper dental care is no exception. It is now documented by many reliable …

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What is fluoride and how can it help prevent tooth decay?

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. Fluoridated water can be found in about two-thirds of cities and towns in the United States. Fluoride also plays an important role in today’s oral health care in preventing tooth decay. How does fluoride help prevent cavities? A process called “demineralization” refers to …

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The Dentist Fear Factor—How to Deal With This in Children.

Both children and adults alike experience Dentophobia—fear of going to the dentist. Like many phobias, the feelings are very real and anxiety producing. Many adults have suffered with a lifetime of poor oral health because this fear was not dealt with at a young age, and as a result have compromised overall health. The causes …

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Children can experience sensitive teeth too. Here are some reasons and solutions.

Has your child ever cried or complained about pain or discomfort whenever they consume foods or drinks that are very hot or cold? Little ones, unable to verbalize this, may suddenly hold their hand to their face or rub their mouth when they eat. They may be suffering from sensitive teeth or more often a …

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Is your child’s bad breath a need for concern or a temporary condition?

As parents, at one time or another, we may have experienced foul breath coming from our child. Bad breath, or halitosis can be as embarrassing for a child, as it is for an adult, especially when pointed out by their peers. Unfortunately, if that happens, it is usually not in the most tactful way. Halitosis …

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