As an adult, you understand the importance of good oral hygiene. Children, on the other hand, do not, and therefore need our help in establishing good oral health habits. The team at Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi in Kern County shares five dental tips all parents should know.
Toothache pain can be excruciating. This pain can be sharp, dull and sometimes aching. It can even bring on flu-like symptoms. You usually feel this pain when the nerve inside your tooth is irritated. Your toothache can cause a strong reaction to hot and cold food and beverages.
Being scared of the dentist is a worldwide problem. Fear can take many forms, from nervousness to all-out panic. For mild sufferers, visiting the dentist is an unpleasant experience. But for a significant minority of acute phobics, anxiety can be intense enough to deter visiting the dentist altogether.
Kids might not keep their baby teeth for long, but that’s no reason to ignore proper dental hygiene. Aside from the risk of getting cavities, untreated gum disease compromises kids’ ability to eat well, sleep properly, and function at home and school. Plus, healthy baby teeth keep jawlines straight and hold the space for adult teeth to grow in.
Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of issues, including tooth decay, a damaged filling, a tooth fracture, infected gums, or an abscessed tooth. If severe enough, tooth pain can make it hard to eat, drink, or even talk. Before you reach for the over-the-counter numbing gel, remember that pain is a warning signal to your brain, alerting it that something isn’t right. The first step in any teeth pain treatment is to call your dentist for an evaluation. And while you wait for your appointment, here are some tooth pain remedies you can try: