Healing and Dealing with Dental Phobias

Why Does the Tooth Fairy Need to Retire?

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As a parent, have you ever hidden an infant’s tooth underneath the pillow, so that it magically turns into a coin? This strange tradition is meant to make your kids believe in the existence of the “tooth fairy,” but ends up giving the kids the wrong impression of their teeth—that they are somehow disposable commodities. Surely, if your teeth are expected to fall out and can be traded in for cash, why do you need to pay attention to their care from an ongoing perspective? Read More»

2 Challenges of Orthodontic Treatment and How to Deal with Them

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If you’ve decided to get braces to help improve your tooth alignment, you may have discovered that there are some challenges to your new lifestyle. Since you’re going to have them on for about 1–3 years, this article discusses two common problems you might face in the adjustment period and how to deal with them. 1. Mouth soreness It isn’t uncommon to experience soreness once your braces are placed and each time they are adjusted. Read More»

Routine Checkups That May Be More Important Than You Realize

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It’s usually recommended that adults visit their family physician every year or even more often, depending on their age and overall health; your own doctor can tell you how often you should visit him or her, in order to monitor and protect your healthcare concerns. However, there are some routine checkups that many adults put off having, simply because they don’t understand the importance of those checkups. Note a few of those here and why such checkups are vital for good health, and then ask your physician or healthcare professional how often they should be done in your case. Read More»

Post-Orthodontic Dental Implants: How Soon After Braces Can You Get a Dental Implant?

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If you are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign and have one or more missing teeth, the best time to replace those teeth with implants is generally just before or after your braces come off. Placing dental implants too early in your orthodontic treatment will result in your implant not lining up with your natural teeth. However, it is only natural that you want to fill any gaps before your braces come off so that you can enjoy your new smile without worrying about missing teeth. Read More»

Choosing a Cereal Which Will Protect Your Child's Teeth

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The fight against decay and cavities should begin as soon as your kid wakes up in the morning. The breakfast you feed to your child can have a significant impact on their dental health. If you have a busy day ahead, you may be tempted to pour any old cereal into a bowl with some milk. However, not all cereals are created equal, and some will have a negative impact on your child’s oral health. Read More»