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Dr. John Comisi
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Child Dental Health (Overview)

Child dental health refers to the treatment and health maintenance of children's teeth.


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Is sucking on a pacifier any better for a baby's dental health than sucking on a thumb? Our daughter sucks her thumb all of the time, and we've heard about the damage it can do to a child's teeth. Since pacifiers are softer, we were hoping we could someho

Is sucking on a pacifier any better for a baby's dental health than sucking on a thumb? Our daughter sucks her thumb all of the time, and we've heard about the damage it can do to a child's teeth. Since pacifiers are softer, we were hoping we could someho

Pacifier better: But it is likely too late. Your child always has access to the thumb, and it can do significant harm especially if respiratory patterns and facial growth pattern is genetically problematic. Pacifier usually smaller and bears less weight than the thumb. Any sucking habit will tend to narrow the upper jaw and cause front tooth occlusion to be harmed. ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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Child Dental Health (Overview)

Child dental health refers to the treatment and health maintenance of children's teeth.


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Where can I find information on the net about dental health?

Where can I find information on the net about dental health?

ADA: Go to the American Dental Association web site. Good luck with your quest for better dental health. Also, go to your local dental society's website or call them. Many presentations on this . ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Tip)

Improving Oral Health

For your toddlers first dental visit don't give them too much information, do not make them anxious. ...See more

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How do you get better dental health?

Regular dental check: Good dental health is one of the most important things you can do for general good health. We know, for example, that the risk of heart disease increases the poorer the dental state. Find a good general dentist, get the basic correction of problems--cavities, gum problems, etc; then have a good dental cleaning by a dental hygienist, and learn proper self-care. Hygienist will recommend next visit. ...Read more

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Is it too late to turn my dental health around if i'm too old?

Is it too late to turn my dental health around if i'm too old?

It's never too late: to turn things around. Remember that years of neglect may have rendered some teeth unrestorable or hopeless. But with today's technology those missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants. All the best on your new venture. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Tip)

Improving Oral Health

For dental appointments, mark your calendar or add it as a reminder to your smartphone. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: dental health?

What is the definition or description of: dental health?

No bleeding gums: Healthy non-swollen gums with no bleeding. No dental caries. No loose teeth, nor any missing teeth. No bone loss, with teeth in proper alignment providing good esthetics and proper function in speech, chewing, and lip support. ...Read more

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What are some reasons why people neglect their dental health?

What are some reasons why people neglect their dental health?

Many reasons: The main reason is fear of the dentist ad they anticipate pain. Other reasons include expense, accesibility, lack of dental insurance. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Tip)

Improving Oral Health

How the dental office responds to your questions is a good indication of their concern for you. ...See more

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Dental Health (Definition)

Healthy non-swollen gums with no bleeding. No dental caries. No loose teeth, nor any missing teeth. No bone loss, with teeth in proper alignment providing good esthetics and proper function in speech, ...Read more


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