Many people have a deep-seated fear of the unknown when it comes to visiting the dentist. Much of this fear is not rooted in fact, but a product of the imagination. However, it can often cause people to go very long periods of time without a visit. Sadly, when they eventually do go, they may have an advanced problem such as periodontitis. What can be done to manage this? Why Problems Arise
Dental implants are an effective method of treating edentulism (tooth loss), whether you have lost one or several teeth. In fact, research shows that 80% of dental implants remain intact and in good working condition after 10 years of use. And according to a review of the oral needs of Australians and Americans in 2009, the quality of your dental health has a significant impact on the quality of your life.
Whereas traditional or general dentists focus on maintaining your oral health and protecting your mouth from disease and damage, cosmetic dentistry specialises in improving or restoring the general appearance of your teeth, mouth and gums. While cosmetic dentistry may not deal with threats to one's health, it does allow a person to fix things that may be making them feel self-conscious or uncomfortable and in that sense works towards psychological well-being.
Are you raising a child with autism spectrum disorder? ASD can present a range of behavioural problems that parents of neurotypical children do not experience, but the health problems it can cause can be even more of a concern. Oral hygiene, in particular, is something many parents and guardians of autistic children struggle with. If your child is reluctant to begin learning a dental routine, here are 5 simple steps to follow which will ease their anxiety and make them more enthusiastic about the process.
The modern-day dentist is fully trained not only in their craft, but also in ways of dealing with their patient's anticipation, fears or phobias. What can you expect when you next visit your dentist? A Different Environment Firstly, the dentist's office has in many cases been transformed and is a very welcoming environment. A great deal of effort has been put into the overall design of not only the surgery, but the reception and waiting room as well.
As a mum, I know how essential sport can be to children's development. Through team sports like soccer, kids learn persistence, sportsmanship and the value of supporting their team members. However, all that learning carries some risk as well, and a stray elbow or a ball to the face can result in oral injuries. I have been the mum rushing to the emergency room with a precious permanent tooth sitting in a cup of milk. Admittedly, at the time, I wasn't even sure if the cup of milk was the right solution. As a parent, you will face those situations, and I'm here to make sure you know what to do when they pop up. With this blog, let's explore children's dentistry and sports injuries together... I want you to have the info you need to stay cool, calm and collected, regardless of how many teeth are on the pitch.