Question: Why should I take my toddler to the dentist when his baby teeth will just fall out anyway? I just wondering because my parents never took me to see a dentist until I was a teen with adult teeth.
Answer: It is true that our primary teeth are not permanent, but their health is still very important to your toddler oral health over the long term. Once a baby tooth starts to decay, the bacteria in there, progresses pretty quickly, seeping through the tooth and going to the bone and potentially causing dental infections that can even be fatal. Sure that is the worst consequence. But even if that does not happen, if bacteria lurk in the baby teeth, the enamel for the adult teeth may not be formed properly and they can be permanently damaged.
Although root caries is the major cause of tooth loss in older adults prevention is still the best solution. If your gums have started to recede you should make sure to take measures to prevent root decay. Some ways of doing this is to avoid sweets since sugar will promote dental plaque causing bacteria found on your roots. Dry mouth is also a factor that can increase your chances of getting root decay. Make sure to treat dry mouth if you have it. By drinking lots of water, sucking on sugar free candy or chewing on sugar free gum are some ways to help relive dry mouth.
Make sure to maintain regular dental visits, by doing it will allow your dentist to check for tooth rood decay. Other preventive measures that a dentist can do is gum disease treatment, dental cleaning, and if necessary gum grafts. Also remember that preventive care starts at home by having proper dental and oral health care habits. Brushing you teeth twice a day, flossing daily and using a mouthwash that fights against plaque.
Although it can be hard to avoid flour-based, white starchy foods, for good dental health try limiting your refined carbohydrates. Refined carbohydrates are correlated with increased inflammation, which in turn causes complications like gingivitis.
Periodontal disease claims more teeth then tooth decay.
However with proper preventive dental care at home and good oral habits you can reduce your changes of having periodontal disease. Proper prevention the key to good oral health. Healthy dental care habits is critical in preventing gum disease. Regular and effective tooth brushing, Using a tartar control mouthwash and daily flossing are the first at home steps you can take to good oral heath.
Good dietary habits also help to keep healthy teeth and gums. Reduce the intake of of sugar. You can do this by avoiding snack and drinks with sugar other then natural sugars found in fruits and vegetables. When eating food that have added sugars, you will want to follow up by brushing your teeth.
Smoking plays a can cause chronic periodontal disease. So for smokers, quitting is one of the most important steps toward regaining periodontal health.
This type of dental plan is not insurance. The managing organizations have negotiated with local dental offices to establish a set price for a particular dental procedure and offer deep discounts (some up to 70%) off the regular ADA pricing code. This plan has several advantages over traditional dental insurance plans, namely, there are no exclusions for pre-existing conditions. This allows a patient to receive immediate coverage for work without meeting any waiting period requirements. How do discount dental plans work? As we become aware about our oral health, there has been a demand for affordable dental care. Discount dental plans are the newest option for those without coverage. These dental discount plans are much cheaper than traditional dental insurance, and also offer almost equal coverage for all dental work, even cosmetic procedures not covered by standard indemnity dental plans.
I would liked to have my teeth whiten and a few veneered. I know this would be consider cosmetic dental services and my current dental insurance will not cover any part of cosmetic dental work. Are there any dental insurance plans I could buy that would help me with the cost of the dental work in California.