Does dental advice mean only brushing, flossing and regular oral care activities? No. There are a lot more to it. The topic of discussion in this post would be something of the like. A few dental tips that you should commonly know are listed below. They would help you in meeting your dental care needs with precision. Future holds uncertainty and it is always advisable to stay prepared for the uncertain.
- Use toothpaste with fluoride for infants and children
Fluoride toothpastes are applicable in case of children and the are dentally helpful too. However, the amount varies. You can use a grain sized amount of the paste for children younger than 3 years, and a pea-sized amount for children aged 3 to 6 years.
2. Consider sealants to prevent decay
In order to treat dental cavities sealants are the best option. If cavities are beginning to show on the back chewing teeth especially, on the lower jaw molars, this plastic material (the sealant) is immediately applied by your dentist to prevent the maximum decay!
- Keep your child calm before a dental procedure
Talk to your dentist and seek his advice for calming your child during dental procedures. Dental work can be scary for some kids. Talk with your dentist about the possible ways that could help your child stay calm. Tips for a successful dental visit include:
- making sure your child is not hungry before their dental visit.
- scheduling an appointment at the proper time of day.
- Try conservative methods for jaw pain at first
For jaw pain, before seeing your dentist, you should try some conservative remedies at first. Jaw pain can be caused by stress, arthritis or an injury. A treatment plan should therefore at first consist of exercises and anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Do not replace fillings just because they’re old
When you have a cavity, the dentist removes it and puts in a filling. These fillings can last for many years, but still some people decide to remove them! Why? The reason for this is sometimes as simple as just the color of the filling! Often an individual turns up at the dentistry to get his fillings removed just because he does not like the silver color of it! This is strictly a no-no as the process of removing a filling can weaken the tooth. Additionally, insurance coverage may not be available as this is not an essential procedure.
The dental tips discussed in this article could be of great help to you at some point of time in future, as tooth decays and visits to the pediatric dentist are some affairs common to every family almost. As you would already have consulted your family dentist in case of any dental issue of yours or or your family, knowing these tips would always be an added advantage.