In general, breastfeeding can have a positive impact on a baby's oral health. In fact, studies found children who breastfed exclusively were less likely to have bite issues (e.g. overbites, crossbites) than those who didn't. However, while breastfed babies don't develop cavities as often as those who are bottle fed, breast milk can still be just as damaging to baby teeth as baby formula. Here's what you need to know to protect your child's teeth and gums while they're nursing.
When you have a cold or are otherwise sick, you might notice that the lymph nodes on your throat feel swollen. While they won't necessarily hurt, they may be evident to the touch. The good news is that they'll quickly return to their normal size once you get over your cold. It's possible for these lymph nodes to be swollen even if you're not sick, so it's a good idea to monitor them and assess how you feel.
If you are planning to visit a dental clinic, you are likely reaping more rewards from your visit than most people would imagine. Visiting a dentist at least twice a year for preventive care can lead to better oral and overall health. Here are a few reasons to continue to receive preventive dental care.
Cavities develop as your enamel is dissolved by bacterial acids. There are many different kinds of bacteria that live in the oral cavity.
A missing tooth can make you feel self-conscience about your smile. The tooth may have been lost due to dental decay, poor dental hygiene or from an accident of some sort. No matter the reason for the missing tooth, you can get your smile back. If you aren't sure if you should get a dental bridge or an implant, read on for further information about both of these types of tooth replacement options to help you choose.
If you've never had a dental crown before, chances are you have questions on what to expect. One common question is whether or not you'll need to spend some time in an adjustment period after you get one or more dental crowns put in place. Here's what you need to know about getting used to your new dental crown.
Adjusting to The Feeling
Have you ever had a tooth filling and thought after your dental visit was over that things didn't feel right?