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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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How do you get better dental health?

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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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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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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What are the most common dental health problems seen in middle-aged adults?

What are the most common dental health problems seen in middle-aged adults?

More frequent visits: Periodontal disease and decay are common dental issues. If you feel that you are having a problem or problems see your dentist on a more frequent basis. The dentist may add prescription fluoride to your regimen of treatment if the water does not contain fluoride to help prevent addition caries. ...Read more

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What would happen if a diabetecs dental health is bad?

What would happen if a diabetecs dental  health is bad?

Lose your teeth: As a diabetic, your ability to heal is compromised. Add in poor dental hygiene/health and your oral cavity and all that is in it will suffer, often irreparably. Gum disease (periodontitis), bone loss, abscess formation, and tooth loss are all a greater risk for you. Optimum oral health is a priority. Set-up a 4 month recall program with your Dentist and see how you do.Good Luck. ...Read more

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What are the most common dental health problems seen in young children?

What are the most common dental health problems seen in young children?

Dental caries: Dental caries. The caries rate can be reduced by the application of dental sealants as a preventative measure. Make sure your child is on fluoride supplements- such as Poly-vi-flor, if the water is not fluoridated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about dental health?

Can you tell me about dental health?

Follow these rules: 1. See dentist to make sure your mouth is optimally healthy. 2. Brush at least 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock. 3. Floss every day without fail. 4. Return to your dentist as often as recommended for routine maintenance. 5. If problems arise don't wait, call dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could pay for my dental health?

Can you tell me how I could pay for my dental health?

Lots of ways.: You could save up ahead of time, purchase Dental Insurance, apply to a third party carrier such as Care Credit, ask Dentist if they offer extended terms, or borrow from financial institution . ...Read 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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