Don't Let Dieting Impact Your Oral Health
Like many people who need to lose a few pounds, I try diet after diet in an attempt to find one that finally works for me. I learned the hard way that I need to make sure any diet will not harm my teeth, even if it does help me lose a few pounds. I learned this lesson when following a grapefruit diet. There are many versions of this, but the version I tried had me eat a grapefruit alone several times each day. It was supposed to suppress my appetite. I helped keep me from munching on unhealthy snacks, but the acid in the fruit took a toll on my tooth enamel and I quickly started getting lots of cavities. I created this blog to remind people that change up their diets often to make sure the foods they are eating are not harming their teeth.
Many children are afraid of the dentist. The unfamiliar sights, sounds, and smells can all be alarming to nervous kids. Unfortunately, this means that it can be a real ordeal when your child needs to have a cavity filled. Here are four tips you can use to help your child through their first dental filling:
1. Make an appointment with a pediatric dentist.
Pediatric dentists have a wealth of experience dealing with children.
You've probably noticed at one point or another that older folks don't tend to have the strong, chiseled bones in their jaw like young people do. Maybe you've considered that it could be due to osteoporosis or another problem. In reality, weak jaws in old age tend to start with the condition of one's teeth. Here's how it happens and what you can do to avoid such a problem yourself.
Dental restoration of decay is primarily accomplished through the use of dental fillings. After the decayed portion of the tooth is removed carefully by your dentist, you get a filling in the gap to help restore your tooth back to full use. This technique is one of the oldest of modern dentistry, and while the materials and methods have evolved, the principle is the same.
Here's a deeper look into the history of dental fillings, what types are available, and what types of problems some people might experience from dental filling procedures.
If you have visited a dentist recently, he or she may have completed a gum measurement test and fully examined your gums to look for signs of gum disease. These steps are all very normal for dentists to take, and they do this because they are trying to spot gum disease at a very early stage. If they can do this, you can prevent gum disease from worsening, and this is why gum disease prevention is the best way to handle it.
When it comes to your oral health, you might have some bad habits that are actually harming your teeth. That's why it's so important to break these habits to prevent damage from occurring. Here are three bad habits you may currently be doing that could result in a need for dentistry services.
Chewing on Ice
You may love the sensation of chewing on ice cubes leftover after drinking a beverage. Unfortunately, this can cause some serious dental issues.