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While convincing an adult to go and see a dentist can be challenging sometimes, convincing a child or a teenager takes it to a whole new level. Almost every parent has been faced with the prospect of finding ways to convince their loved ones (not just children), by using invented stories and possibly offering bribes, to hopefully get them into the dentist’s office without a scene. Sealants are here to make sure the number of those trips is brought down to a minimum.

Create a Preventive Layer

Dental sealants are a treatment meant to prevent cavities.

Losing a tooth or several teeth can be upsetting. Losing an entire teeth line, be it top, bottom, or both, can be devastating. It can affect your ability to eat properly, distort your speech, and destroy your self-confidence. Dentures and partial dentures can rectify all of these problems.

Dentures

Dentures are a removable replacement for your missing teeth. When all your teeth are missing or have to be removed, full dentures will be the only option.

Whenever you turn on your television, you are greeted with row after row of perfect white teeth. Whether it is your favorite show, weather forecast, or even a sporting event, there they are, making you wish that you could get your own teeth just a shade or two closer to theirs. Luckily, thanks to teeth whitening, there is no need to simply wish anymore.

If you have toothache, sensitive teeth, inflamed gums, or some other more serious dental issue, usually the main culprit is always the same, plaque. Plaque can be very sneaky in the ways it sticks to your teeth and the issues it can cause you are expensive in many ways, money being the least of them.

What Causes It

Eating foods high in sugars or starch leave behind residue on your teeth. If that residue stays there for too long, plaque will begin to develop. Bacteria that live in your mouth will thrive on the “leftovers”, producing acids as a result.

With so much information at your fingertips it can be tempting to self-diagnose by searching the web for an answer. How hard could it really be when everything is so readily available? Well, if you are looking at Bruxism and TMJ, it is much harder than you might think.

Are They the Same Thing?

While some of the symptoms are the same, Bruxism and TMJ are two different disorders. Bruxism or teeth grinding is an involuntary action of gnashing your upper teeth against your lower teeth. It mostly happens at night, but in more severe cases it can occur during the day as well.

It took nearly six decades to get from the first research into mottled enamel to making a definitive connection between fluoride and cavity protection. To this day, it still proves to be one of the most important discoveries ever made in preventative dental health care.

The Legacy of Fluoride Discovery

Over half a century after the Grand Rapids fluoridation study was concluded and published, fluoride continues to be the strongest weapon science has in its fight against cavities.

The first attempts to show the correlation between mottled enamel and an elements in the water supply started at the very beginning of the 20th century, but it was 1923 that proved to be the crucial year.

Fluoride’s Effect on Teeth

That year Dr. Frederick McKay traveled to Oakley in Idaho where he met with parents who had observed brown stains developing on their children’s teeth after the town constructed a communal water pipeline bringing in water from a warm spring close by.

How many people avoid going to the dentist for a plethora of reasons? Petrifying fear of the dentist, strong gag reflex, and traumatic experiences from the past are just some of the many motives that keeping you away. Luckily, there is a solution for most of them called sedation dentistry.

No More Anxiety

The very idea of going to the dentist creates anxiety in a significant number of people. Fear of pain, inability to get completely numb, or embarrassment about the state of your teeth can all cause such high levels of stress that you would rather deal with the ongoing problems than go in for proper treatment.

Snoring is a real pain! Not only does it disturb the people around you, but it can end up waking you in the middle of the night. If you have been nudged awake by your partner more times than you care to remember because of your snoring, you might be exposing yourself to serious health risks without even realizing it.

Cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissue. Oral cancer is part of a group of cancers usually referred to as head and neck cancers, and can appear as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away.

Symptoms

To prevent oral cancer from spreading too far, it is good to know how to recognize its symptoms.

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