A healthy mouth is an important contributor to your overall health. Taking preventative measures is key to maintaining good oral health. First and foremost you should brush and floss regularly. Brush twice a day for at least two minutes, using a soft toothbrush. Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion at a 45 degree angle to your teeth. It is important not to brush too hard, don’t scrub. Receding gums are often the result of years of brushing too hard. If you can’t always brush when you should, at least rinse your mouth with water or chew a piece of gum containing Xylitol. [...]
It is extremely common for individuals of all ages to experience anxiety or have a phobia of visiting the dentist. Most dental procedures aren’t painful but even the thought of a dental examination can cause feelings of fear and anxiety. If you are afraid of the dentist you are not alone and you don’t have to suffer in silence. The dentist doesn’t have to be a scary place. Make your dental care provider aware of your fear so they may treat your individual needs. [...]
If you are planning a pregnancy you should visit your dentist for a complete check-up, cleaning and any necessary dental treatment prior to conception.
Necessary dental treatment is usually scheduled during the second trimester of pregnancy.Emergency dental services may be provided during the first or third trimesters of a healthy pregnancy if essential. Non-vital treatment, such as a small filling, might be postponed until after delivery. These are all decisions that would be discussed and made with the mutual agreement of patient and dentist.Plain anesthetic is used when providing dental treatment during pregnancy. [...]
Did you know it’s common for women to experience excessive saliva during pregnancy (especially in the first trimester). Experts aren’t sure what causes this, but the most likely culprit is the one charged for so many other charming pregnancy woes: those pregnancy hormones. I didn’t know that did you?! [...]
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