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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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Some dental insurance plans cover only basic preventive care. Other plans cover as much as 80% of the usual and customary fee for even the most sophisticated procedures. Have your dentist check your level of coverage, or call the insurance company's patient hot line. But whatever you do, don't delay treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excellent question..: There are currently nine American Dental Association recognized dental specialties all considered dentists (http://www.ada.org/en/education-careers/careers-in-dentistry/dental-specialties) and also dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental lab techs and dental business managers and consultants can be considered part of the dental health are team. ...Read more
Soon afer meals: Chewing sugarless - xylitol - gums would not only freshen your breath but also help reduce decay problems. But don't over do it and over work the tm joints and jaw muscles by constant gum chewing. If you already have jaw joint clicks or catching, you need to be even more careful with gum chewing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An anesthesiologist is especially interested in the mouth as it is a main conduit for your airway. They will assess your airway which includes looking into the mouth and your oral structures. If you have a lot of dental work, there may be a risk for minor trauma to teeth or restorations. Removable prosthesis such as dentures pose a danger during surgery which they would want to be aware of. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Why should a soccer player take care for his teeths .. Is there a relation between soccer injuries and dental health ?
Excellent: Be sure to start with the lowest setting. See your Dentist to make sure there are no underlying problems which might be worsened by the use of this. If so, get them corrected before continuing. Experience and gentle care and approach will usually correct the soreness, if all else is healthy. Bring it in to Dental Hygienist for instructions in use if needed. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if eating chewing gum is good for health or bad for health especially the dental health?
Good: Especially one containing xylitol.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mouthwash: Listerine is one of the only mouthwashes to have documentation proving it fights gum disease with its essential oils. Other mouthwashes containing Fluoride are said to help prevent dental cavities. All mouthwashes are only another step along with brushing and flossing to achieve dental health. They should be used in moderation and use as directed by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer