Generally, dentists suggest brushing after each meal. You should discuss your home care techniques and needs with your dentist or hygienist to be sure you are taking the best care for your teeth.
Your child’s first teeth erupt around 6 months old. For the prevention of dental problems, Smile Signature Dental Clinic recommends your child should be seen at 1 year of age.
You should buy the toothpaste that contains fluoride while purchasing toothpaste for you or your child. Fluoride-containing toothpaste has been shown to prevent cavities. However, you must be cautious about the fact that you use only a very small amount for children under age 6. This is almost the size of their fingernail. The main reason behind this is that if too much fluoride goes inside the body of young children, which is very common as they often swallow toothpaste, there can be tooth discoloration in permanent teeth.
Patients ask us about whitening their teeth all the time. The fastest and most effective way to whiten teeth is typically an in-office professional whitening procedure. Our best advice is to speak with your dentist or dental hygienist about what type of teeth whitening they would recommend. The best results are always going to be a result of professional treatment, but your dentist can help you determine which treatment is right for you.
There is a misconception among general people that dental restorations are permanent, which is unfortunately not true. There may be breaking down or loosening of the dental restorations and this leads to decay entering the area around the restoration and creates a lot of problems. You can try your best to make your fillings, bridges and crowns to last for a longer time, although you can’t make them last forever. In order to keep these restorations in great condition for as long as possible, you must visit your dentist regularly and maintain proper oral hygiene.
Everyone knows that cavities are bad, but a surprising amount of people don’t know exactly what cavities are. A cavity is simply a small hole in the tooth that develops as a result of tooth decay. In this condition, a void space is created as decay eats away the tooth and it disrupts the structure of the tooth. It’s important to get cavities repaired because they will continue to grow larger with time.
Dental x-rays are very safe. They practically create no impact on the human body, since the amount of radiation is negligible.
There are different questions hovering around in our mind about how frequently we actually need to visit the dentist. Most people need to have sessions with their dentists at regular intervals for dental check-ups. The frequency of visit can be twice a year or once every six months. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Your dentist may recommend that you visit the clinic more frequently if you have gum disease or a history of gum disease. If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you may need to visit the dentist more frequently.