Many parents are uncertain about whether the child is old enough to see the dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises that the first visit of an infant should be when the first tooth erupts-at least two years old. From there on the dentist will continue to prescribe the frequency of visits to be observed by the parents.
Which Dentist Should I Go to?
Definitely, a family dentist will help give you a quick rundown of how to care for your child’s teeth and whether there are any urgent problems to be discussed. To take your child to a pediatric dentist, though, is safest.
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After removing wisdom teeth, dry socket can occur and can be an extremely painful, unpleasant condition, although only temporary. If lower wisdom teeth have been lost, it is more likely to occur rather than the higher ones. Fortunately, it affects fewer than 5 percent of patients, but steps can be taken to avoid it.
A socket is just a hole in the bone that extracted the tooth. It will fill with blood that will then clot and protect the underlying bone and nerves until healing occurs. For healing, the blood clot is essential. This can lead to a dry socket if the blood clot is dislodged.
What occurs then is the exposure of the bone and nerves to dust and food particles, bacteria and saliva that can be in the place where the blood clot is meant to be.
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How to Manage Fear and Anxiety at the Dentist
Unfortunately, there is no getting past proper dental care by a specialist. However, what is not noticed by many is that a lot of individuals suffer from anxiety and fear when visiting the dentist. What is usually a simple procedure for most people is regarded as a nightmare to others. Luckily, there are strategies that both the patient and the dentist can undertake to create a more relaxing environment to ease the patient’s fear and anxiety.
The environment that one finds themselves in influences feelings and expectations. When walking into a dental office for the first time, assess whether or not you feel comfortable, because if you aren’t comfortable in your environment, there is no chance you will feel comfortable during a dental procedure. Therefore, the first step in reducing your anxiety is to ensure that you like the environment you are in. Continue reading How To Beat Dental Anxiety And Fear? →
Taking good care of your teeth and gums is a 24/7 endeavor. You may already know that dentists recommend brushing in the morning and before you go to sleep at night, but you may not be aware of other steps you should be taking at night to protect your oral health. Continue reading How To Protect Your Smile At Night? →
Having distorted tarnished or damaged teeth can cause a tremendous blow on a person’s self-esteem. If you are looking to rejuvenate your smile, there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Among such procedures are porcelain veneers.
Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that appears exactly like the surface of healthy teeth, porcelain veneers can be used to cover up discoloration, fractures, and other unsightliness, giving patients the they have always wanted.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
At Fairfield Periodontics, we specialize in complete smile makeovers with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can be used with similar procedures like dental bonding, and patients get to see the results in as little as two visits. Continue reading Have A Perfect Smile With Porcelain Veneers →
If you are dissatisfied with your smile for any reason, do not assume there is nothing that can be done to help. You can significantly enhance your look and confidence with cosmetic dental treatments. There are several cosmetic dental treatments out today that can rectify aged, damaged, or unsightly teeth, gums and other aspects of the mouth. Below are some specific cosmetic dental treatments for smile repair.
Teeth Whitening For A Brighter Smile
If you find that your teeth are no longer a beautiful shade of white, a teeth whitening procedure can help. Teeth whitening can brighten up a smile in no time. You no longer have to live with brown or yellow teeth. Instead, choose teeth whitening to brighten the shade of your teeth and enhance your smile. This cosmetic dental treatment can greatly boost confidence and help make people appear younger. Continue reading Fix Your Smiles With These Dental Procedures →