Archive for December, 2012

Dental Health of Infants

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Babies are born with their primary set of teeth formed underneath the gums. These teeth do not usually start to come into the mouth until the child is six to eight months old. By age three, all 20 primary teeth should be in the mouth. A child’s primary set of teeth is very important. These teeth help a child eat and speak. They hold space for the permanent teeth. It is important for children to develop good oral health habits at an early age. Practicing healthy habits can prevent or reduce tooth decay in infants and children.

Nighttime Dental Care

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Everyone has their own unique bed time rituals. Some people like to read a book before sleeping, while others pay more attention to their hygiene habits. One thing that people occasionally skip that is the most vital is brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash.Nighttime oral hygiene is important because while we’re sleeping, we’re not swallowing, so the bacteria in our mouths increase throughout the night. The nighttime goal is to avoid giving those bacteria anything to feed off.

Side Effects of Medicine on Oral Health

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Medications help us. They make us feel better by masking or taking away our pain. They fight infections. They control our blood sugar and our moods. Some medications wake us up when we are sleepy. Then other medications make us sleepy when we are not. Many medications have multiple effects. When medications cause oral health side effects, your dentist can be very helpful.The most common side effect is dry mouth, which can be brought on by more than 400 different drugs.

Toothbrush and Toilet Bacteria

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Dental toothbrushes and toilet bacteria are somehow connected. Latest discoveries show that your dental toothbrush is full of influenza virus, herpes simplex I, streptococci, staphylococci, bacteria that cause gum disease, cavities, and even diarrhea illness. All of them can survive and even thrive in high numbers on your toothbrushes.