Maintaining healthy teeth has many advantages from improved digestion to heart disease prevention. The startling fact is that, in America, half the children have cavities before they start school. Maintaining a healthy mouth and teeth is not very difficult and merely requires a little discipline.
Ironwood Dental Care Blog
Do you want to keep your naturally beautiful smile with you forever? Do you want to hold onto your real teeth until the grave? Do you want to avoid oral disease and keep the rest of your body healthy while you do it? Are you getting to the age where you fee like you don’t want to deal with the hassle of more dental problems? If you answered yes to any of those questions, keep reading.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease is extremely common. But that’s no reason to think it’s OK. The scary truth is that it could shorten your lifespan by making you susceptible to a host of conditions. The link between our oral health and our overall health is becoming clearer as study after study shows that gum disease affects our overall health.
What Causes Toothache?
Toothache is caused when the soft pulp (containing the artery, vein and nerve) in the centre of your tooth becomes infected, or traumatised by an injury. The resultant swelling has nowhere to go, unlike in other parts of your body, as it’s encased in extremely hard enamel. The result is excruciating toothache.
Feeling a little anxious about an impending visit to the dentist? You are not alone. Feeling some anxiety preceding a dental appointment is extremely common, and having a mouthful of dental instruments and being unable to speak is enough to make most people feel a little stressed. Fortunately, there are some simple methods to reduce dental anxiety.
Fear of the dentist and concerns about pain are among the top reasons why a lot of people avoid a visit to the dentist for as long as possible. However, modern dentistry has come a long way from the “good old days”, when the dentist’s drill was operated by a foot pump, and there was virtually no anaesthetic. There are many different methods dentists have developed for the elimination of pain during any dental treatment, and there is no reason why you should fear a visit to the dentist.
Many parents are unsure of the right time to begin taking their child to the dentist. We look at the recommendations made by paediatricians. They match our own recommendation – and we’ll explain why we say kids should start visiting the dentist soon after they get their very first tooth.
Sounds extreme? There’s good logic to back it up!
Diabetes has a knock-on effect on many aspects of your overall heath, and your oral health is one you can’t afford to overlook. Make your dentist part of your diabetes-management team. Here’s why.
Pregnancy causes a lot of physical changes in the body of a woman. It affects both your hormones and appetite levels. Actually, it’s one of the most important times in the life of a woman.
Has it been a long time since you last saw a dentist? Perhaps you’re trying to explain to your child what he or she should expect from a dental check-up. Here’s everything that happens during a check-up from the minute you walk in the door.