24
Jul

What are the Dental Sedation Methods Available for Children?

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Sedation dentistry is when a calming drug like a mild sedative is used to keep the patient at ease while they receive oral care. When it comes to children, there are several dental sedation methods that can be used. These methods are safe and will help your child feel comfortable during their dental procedure. Why is dental sedation necessary? There are many reasons that dental sedation is required. Your child may have a strong gag reflex or feel incredibly anxious about going to the dentist. In both cases, sedation will be used. Another reason dental sedation is put to use is if you have a rowdy child who cannot sit still. This is for their own safety as well as the safety of the dentist. If your child moves too much during their procedure, they may accidentally knock an instrument out of the dentist’s hand, causing unnecessary damage to their…

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20
Jul

Preventing Periodontal Disease

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When bacteria builds up between your gums and teeth, it can cause gum disease. Periodontal disease is an advanced form of gum disease that you want to avoid like the plague that it is. This form of gum disease can cause your teeth to become so damaged that they fall out. Your gums will recede and your supporting bones will deteriorate. Eventually, periodontal disease can lead to heart disease and diabetes if left untreated. Don’t fret; periodontal disease can be prevented! By adding these simple steps to your daily routine, you can keep this form of severe gum disease away. Brush everything: You are already brushing your teeth twice a day – or at least we hope you are. Now you need to add your tongue and cheeks to the mix. Bacteria can form on your tongue and cheeks, so be sure to brush them too. You don’t have to brush…

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16
Jul

Five Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment

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Sleep apnea can be treated in a variety of ways. Depending on the severity of your condition you may need a breathing device or surgery. If you suffer from mild sleep apnea, a dental device – an oral appliance that resembles a mouthpiece – can fix your condition. Sleep apnea can be very dangerous if left untreated. If you or someone you share a bed with suffers from sleep apnea, don’t delay treatment. There are five very important benefits of treating this disorder: Sleep like a log: For those who are plagued with sleep apnea, you know that getting a good night’s sleep is almost impossible. With treatment, you will finally be able to catch up on some much needed rest. Imagine getting full nights of uninterrupted sleep, something that’s been evading you for years. By treating your apnea you will sleep better and feel better. Your health will improve:…

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10
Jul

10 Tips For Good Daily Oral Hygiene

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Your oral health is very important to your overall wellbeing. Oftentimes, we neglect our mouths because we’re so busy focusing on the rest of our bodies. We worry about catching colds and flus, but seem to forget that our teeth and gums are also vulnerable to disease. To keep your mouth in great shape, try our 10 oral hygiene tips: Brush your teeth often: This is a no-brainer, yet some people get so busy in their days that they don’t do it as much as they should. Brush your teeth twice a day for at least 2-3 minutes each time. Set a timer if need be to ensure you are brushing for the recommended time period. You should be brushing after meals instead of before to ensure you remove food particles. Floss like a boss: Whether you use mint flavoured or plain old wax original floss, it’s a great way…

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