If your child wakes up with headaches, see the dentist immediately. This may be a sign of teeth Grinding (bruxism) which is a common habit that causes enamel erosion, cracking and gum inflammation. Here’s more.
– Confirm if your child is stressed and seek stress-relieving remedies.
– Prevent anxiety and hyperactivity especially in children with ADHD and ADD.
– Have your child wear a mouthguard to sleep in order to protect teeth.
– Visit the dentist to assess any underlying dental problems like misaligned bites.
Watch out for signs like cracks and jaw pain. Also, see the dentist regularly for checkups and treatment.
Losing baby teeth is a natural part of the growing process. Parents should be aware of some of the steps to take in order to ensure that their little ones do well. Let’s look at three takeaway suggestions to keep in mind.
– Do not pull out a tooth; let it fall out naturally.
– Encourage the child to wiggle the tooth back and forth.
– Visit a dentist to ensure that there are no problems.
“Baby teeth help guide permanent teeth into place, so losing a baby tooth early can impact your child’s future smile.”
Unless bad breath is caused by gum disease or an underlying medical condition, the problem is usually easy to avoid or treat. The most common causes are either improper dental care or eating the wrong foods. Smoking is also a recognised culprit.
Avoiding bad breath can be achieved by following some basic guidelines:
– Take proper care of teeth and gums and visit the dentist regularly
– Avoid “smelly” foods like onions, garlic and strongly flavoured snacks
Research points to a link between the health of our teeth and gums and our eating habits. Good nutrition is vital for good oral health, which in turn is key for good overall health.
– Drinking tap water helps reduce cavities since it does not contain sugar and washes away food stuck to teeth.
– Some foods are not as good for your teeth as you may think, including fruit drinks and sticky dried fruits like raisins.
– Snacking on foods high in sugar through the day feeds the bacteria which cause cavities. “Most people think only candy causes cavities, but much of the food we eat like chips, crackers, and bread contain carbohydrates that turn into sugars in the mouth.”
Read the full story here https://healthminute.org/2018/11/5-ways-to-keep-your-teeth-cavity-free/
Although jaw ache is a fairly common problem, if you experience it, you shouldn’t ignore it nor hope it will go away on its own. There are various causes of jaw ache including:
– Teeth grinding
– Teeth clenching
– Gum disease
Jaw ache can lead to issues such as migraine, muscle tension and ear ache. As the causes are linked to oral health, you should book a visit to the dentist who will be able to advise the best treatment …
… “Or, if you suspect that the grinding is most likely related to stress, visit your GP or confide in a friend for help in managing your stress levels.”
More information is available here: https://www.glamour.co.za/wellness/fitness-exercise/this-is-why-you-should-never-ignore-jaw-ache-17536395
Have you been looking for ways to protect your teeth while lessening trips to the dentist? You might be surprised to learn that oral bacteria can play an important role. Let us briefly examine what many scientists have discovered in recent years.
– Some types of ‘beneficial’ bacteria can help to prevent fungal infections within the mouth.
– These helpful bacteria also play a role in reducing inflammation.
– Taking antibiotics too frequently can kill these ‘good’ bacteria.
– Limit the use of antibiotics to only the most serious infections — so you will protect the ‘good’ bacteria.
Read more about this study by following this link: