It is integral to visit your dentist within an hour when a tooth is avulsed due to an accident or trauma to your face. Before your visit, the first step is to bite on a clean gauze as this will stop the bleeding. You will then need to place the tooth in a clean container filled with milk or saline.
You should schedule biannual dental cleanings and checkups. In cases where patients have gum disease or other ailments, more frequent visits may be needed.
Yes, dental X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool. Your dentist uses these X-rays to detect serious disease processes and pathologies. At our dental office in Longmont, we employ an advanced digital dental imaging system that provides up to 80% less radiation than traditional X-rays. If you are concerned about the effects on your body, speak with your dentist.
According to the Canadian Dental Association, 7 out of 10 Canadians will develop gum disease. This dental problem is prevalent and progresses painlessly, hence it is important to prevent it before it becomes serious.
Fluoride creates a powerful defence system that prevents cavities from forming. Also, it can reserve tooth decay that has started.
Unless there are particular concerns, your child should visit their dentist for the first time when they are between two and three.
Your child’s primary (baby) teeth are highly valuable to their health and development. They enable your child to chew, speak, and smile as well as hold space in the gums for erupting permanent (adult) teeth. Proper oral care early on can prevent issues and protect their smile.
Pain is not the only sign of an oral issue. Most dental ailments are pain-free until they have reached an advanced stage, at which point more intensive and expensive treatment will be required. Visiting your dentist for a biannual checkup will prevent unnecessary problems and save you money.
When it comes to brushing your teeth, you will want to clean every surface of every tooth gently. Pay close attention to the areas where your teeth and gums meet.
In terms of flossing, you should be using a strand of floss that is 18 inches in length. You will want to wrap the floss into a C shape around each tooth from the base to the tip. Your dentist will be more than happy to provide a demonstration.
Dental fluorosis alters the appearance of your teeth as a result of higher than optimal amounts of fluoride ingestion during early childhood.