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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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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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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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Does dental health insurance cover emergency root canals?

Does dental health insurance cover emergency root canals?

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 more

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Aside from a dentist, who else is a member of the dental health-care team?

Aside from a dentist, who else is a member of the dental health-care team?

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

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How are heart disease - dental health related?

How are heart disease - dental health related?

Bacterial infection: Inflamed gums, or gingivitis, can increase the risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Flossing daily and keeping regular dental checkups can decrease this risk. ...Read more

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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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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 poor dental health causes disorders in fetus?

Can poor dental health causes disorders in fetus?

YES: Poor oral health is the primary causes of low birthweight and premature deliveries. ...Read more

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When is the best time to chew gum for good dental health?

When is the best time to chew gum for good dental health?

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 more

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Is it normal for anesthesiologists to ask about dental health?

Is it normal for anesthesiologists to ask about dental health?

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 more

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Why should a soccer player take care for his teeths .. Is there a relation between soccer injuries and dental health ?

Why should a soccer player take care for his teeths .. Is there a relation between soccer injuries and dental health ?

Avoid tooth injuries: Soccer being a rough sport has the potential for tooth injuries. It is advisable to wear a mouth guard to protect the teeth from trauma. ...Read more

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Will my dental health suffer from breastfeeding?

Will my dental health suffer from breastfeeding?

Definitely, no: According to the extensive research, breastfeeding does not cause tooth decay or any other dental health problems. ...Read more

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How helpful is the waterpik for dental health? I tried it and it hurts my gums.

How helpful is the waterpik for dental health?  I tried it and it hurts my gums.

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 more

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Dental experts! what is the effect of brushing without toothpaste on dental health?

Dental experts! what is the effect of brushing without toothpaste on dental health?

Tooth brushing: You don't need toothpaste to remove plaque. It is the mechanical action of the toothbrush that does this. Remember you still need to floss. ...Read more

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If tooth removal and replacement is necessary is it covered by dental health insurance plan?

If tooth removal and replacement is necessary is it covered by dental health insurance plan?

Depends on plan. : Much like an automobile coverage that has limitations such as rental car coverage, your dental insurance may or may not cover any treatment. In reality it all starts when the policy is purchased. ...Read more

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Does gum with xylitol proven to be any better for dental health than any other sugarless gum?

Does gum with xylitol proven to be any better for dental health than any other sugarless gum?

Reduces decay: Xylitol decreases decay because the oral bacteria cannot metabolize it so they can't grow and produce acids to cause decay.. You need 6 grams a day to protect your teeth. ...Read more

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Which mouth wash is best for your dental health and how often should you use it?

Which mouth wash is best for your dental health and how often should you use it?

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 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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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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