Category Archives: Pediatric Dentistry

Dry Mouth: Causes and Treatment

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  • Dry mouth is the feeling you get when your salivary glands aren't producing enough saliva
  • In most cases, dry mouth is the result of stress or some other emotional taxing event
  • The only way to permanently treat dry mouth is to identify and treat the cause
Dry mouth is the uncomfortable feeling you...
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Dry Mouth: What Is It?

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  • Dry mouth is the condition in which the salivary glands don't produce enough saliva
  • A lack of saliva prevents your mouth from functioning properly
  • Dry mouth that doesn't go away on it's own may indicate a more serious issue
Dry mouth is the condition in which the salivary glands don't produce enough saliva....
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Periodontal Disease and Obesity

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  • Obesity also puts patients at a higher risk of developing periodontal disease
  • Your dentist can help you determine the best way to treat it
  • Exercising and getting the right kind of nutrition is imperative
For years, it has been understood that obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, respiratory issues, breast cancer, prostate...
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The Link Between Obesity and Periodontal Disease

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  • Obesity has been linked to periodontal disease
  • People who suffer from obesity often experience a resistance to insulin
  • It is important to take care of your body in order to maintain good oral health
Recent studies have shown that staying fit and keeping a healthy weight is imperative to maintaining good oral health. Obesity...
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Finding the Right Dentist for Your Kids

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  • Before taking your child to their next appointment, pay a visit to the potential dentists
  • The more distractions in the waiting room, the better
  • Pediatric dentists are those who are specially trained to work with children
It doesn't have to be a chore to get your kids to go to the dentist. If your...
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Handling Your Child’s Anxiety for Dental Appointments

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  • Some children may experience anxiety before or during their dental appointments
  • Make sure your child knows exactly what's going to happen
  • It's important for children to develop good oral care habits at an early age
Some children may experience anxiety before or during their dental appointments. This is common for children who are...
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Braces: Do They Hurt?

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  • Though braces can be painful or uncomfortable at times, the pain is often not extreme
  • Most orthodontists recommend simple over-the-counter pain killers
  • For the duration of your treatment, you may experience pressure and tenderness
If you are considering getting braces, you may be wondering if they will be painful.  Braces can be painful...
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Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease: Part 3

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  • Doctors and dentists recommend postponing any dental treatment until at least six months after your heart attack
  • In some cases, patients may need to have their teeth treated in a more controlled hospital setting
  • Mixing medications can lead to undesirable and potentially dangerous results
Research has shown that oral health and cardiovascular disease are...
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