With Christmas time comes lots of delicious meals and sticky desserts. While stockings filled with candy canes and chocolate are a surefire excitement on Christmas morning, it is important to think ahead about how to ensure you children’s teeth are kept as clean as possible amid the candy and celebrations.
by Riverside Heights Dental
September 26th, 2018
in Dental Health
When you are told you need a root canal, you might be instantly worried that the procedure is going to be painful. The root canal treatment is often a very necessary one to save a tooth that is beyond small repair. Luckily, with new technology in the dental industry, root canal treatments should not be a painful experience.
Periodontitis, often referred to simply as “gum disease”, is a very common condition in which the gums and deeper periodontal structures of the mouth become inflamed. This inflammation usually takes the form of swelling, redness, and a tendency toward bleeding during brushing, and is the body’s response to bacteria that has been allowed to accumulate on the teeth.
Dental veneers are a dental treatment used to hide stained, chipped, or gapped teeth. Made out of a thin piece of porcelain which is placed on the tooth to recreate the natural look of the teeth, the procedure also provides strength and resilience to the tooth. Veneers are an irreversible treatment, so it is important to discuss thoroughly with your dentist prior to requesting the treatment.
Keeping your teeth and gums in top shape while your participate in winter sports and activities can be tough, especially if you are participating in high contact or dangerous sports. To help to prevent oral injury, your dentist may recommend the use of a mouth guard while participating in winter sports and activities.
A cancer diagnosis is never something that anyone wants to experience. The exact cause of oral cancer is unknown, however certain lifestyle choices can contribute to it. Like any cancer, early detection is key, and oral cancer can be effectively treated if caught early enough.
A pediatric dentist’s first concern is always that children have a healthy and functional mouth, no matter the child’s current state of development. Pediatric dental specialists take additional years of schooling in order to specialize in this type of dentistry, proving their commitment and dedication to providing appropriate dental service to children and youth.