What Teeth Whitening Options Would Work For My Child?
25 August 2015
Teeth whitening is often performed on adults, but if you notice that your child's teeth are not as white as he or she wants, you may want to consult with your child's pediatric dentist regarding whether he or she is a good candidate for teeth whitening. Stained teeth can lead to bullying, but most whitening treatments do not have negative effects.
When to Not Whiten Your Child's Teeth
Your child will not be a good candidate for teeth whitening if he or she has any of these conditions:
2 Ways Your Sinus Can Interact With Your Oral Health
6 August 2015
When you think about anatomy that interacts with the health of your teeth, you likely picture your gums, soft tissue, tongue, or even lips. But did you picture your sinus?
The maxillary sinus canal passes above your upper jawbone. So problems or treatment needs on the upper jaw can sometimes interfere or interact with the sinus. These interactions can include the sinus getting in the way of a potential dental implant or an oral infection spreading on to the sinus -- and possibly throughout the body.
Barodontalgia: Causes And Management Aboard An Airplane
22 July 2015
According to the Medical Dictionary, barodontaglia is a pain in the soft tissues of the mouth caused by the difference between atmospheric pressure and the air pressure inside a tooth. It is the common cause of dental pain that people experience (without warning) in airplanes. If you have ever experienced it, then you understand just how painful it can be.
As explained in the introduction, the pain occurs because the pressure of the air inside your tooth is trying to adjust to the air pressure outside.
Tips For Making Dental Appointments A Positive Thing For Your Child
29 June 2015
You want to make dental appointments as easy as possible on your young child and yourself. Luckily, there are some tips you can follow that will help to make trips to the dentist something your child doesn't stress over. Try following the tips below:
Start as early as possible – You can begin taking your child to the dentist as soon as their first teeth begin to make an appearance. Along with making sure everything looks good, this visit will also help to establish a positive experience for your child regarding dental visits.