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Wellington/West Palm Beach
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Cavities don't always cause symptoms. Sometimes children don't know they have one until their Pediatric Dentist in West Palm Beach finds it, but your child may feel pain in the area around the tooth. If the decay gets large enough, part of the tooth may fracture off, leaving a large visible hole, and the tooth may be sensitive to biting pressure.

There are some factors that can increase risk of getting cavities:

  • Tooth location. Decay are most often in your back teeth (molars and premolars). The molars and premolars crush the food and have lot of grooves and pits as well as multiple roots that can collect food particles. Due to their location in the mouth they're hardest to reach and keep clean than the front teeth.
  • Diet. Avoid too much sugar. Unfortunately, candy, along with other foods that contain carbohydrates (starches and sugars), such as soda pop, ice cream, milk and cake, even some fruits, and juices may contribute to cavities. Foods that cling to the teeth for a long time are more likely to cause decay than foods that are easily washed away by saliva.
  • Bedtime infant feeding. A bottle of sweetened liquids or those with natural sugars (like milk, formula, and fruit juice) can expose teeth to sugar for extended periods of time, increasing the risk of tooth decay. Also, children whose pacifiers are frequently dipped in sugar or syrup are more in risk. Giving an infant a sugary drink at nap time or nighttime is particularly harmful because the flow of saliva decreases during sleep.
  • Inadequate brushing. Brushing teeth properly and consistently helps to remove most dental plaque If you don't clean your teeth soon after eating and drinking, plaque forms quickly and the first stages of decay can begin.
  • Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, helps strengthens the enamel of the teeth and prevents tooth cavities and can even reverse the earliest stages of tooth damage. Because of its benefits for teeth, fluoride is added to many public water supplies. It's also a common ingredient in toothpaste and mouth rinses. But bottled water usually does not contain fluoride. Once your child has a tooth, it is recommend that your child receive fluoride varnish treatments in the dental pediatrician's office to help prevent tooth decay.

Schedule your child’s first dental appointment before their first birthday or after his or her first baby tooth is visible, whichever comes first. This visit is like a well-baby visit with your pediatrician.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects the tissues around the tooth. The plaque bacteria can infect your gums and teeth, and eventually, the gum tissue and bone that support the teeth will be impacted. The three stages of gum disease — from least to most severe — are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. Regular cleaning and checkup with a pediatric dentist near me can help reverse the damages that can occurred.

Kid’s Dental professionals now know that periodontal disease has a direct impact on general health. This is a chronic infection that can result in several health problems:

Respiratory: The bacteria in the mouth can move to the lungs and can cause infections such as pneumonia.

Heart: Research indicates that having periodontal disease may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. People with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease.

Cancer: People with periodontal disease may be more likely to develop kidney, pancreatic, and blood cancer.

Diabetes: Research has suggested that severe periodontal disease can increase blood sugar, contributing to increased periods of time when the body functions with a high blood sugar. People with diabetes increases risk for diabetic complications.

June 11, 2019
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Flossing is very critical to prevent tooth decay and the buildup of plaque. Most people believe that brushing alone will remove the necessary plaque that has accumulated, but this is not the case. By only brushing only about 40% of plaque is removed. Brushing cleans the surface of the teeth but flossing cleans the side of the teeth where nasty bacteria loves to hide.

It is important to teach good oral hygiene at a younger age because children have more energy and more willing to learn. These techniques can also help them in the future. This will not only benefit the child but the parents as well, saving money later on with fillings and crowns. Although teaching such advanced techniques can be difficult there are numerous ways to help make this learning process easier.

Teaching your child to floss depends mostly on the type of floss you will use and how your child learns. Most children are visual learners and learn just by observing, other children learn better with music or by creating a song about the process. Using traditional floss may be more difficult to teach younger children, therefore floss picks designed for children are recommended by Pediatric Dentist in West Palm Beach.

Children usually mimic what they see and hear around them. Making flossing an important activity for the entire household will increase the child’s likelihood of wanting to floss on their own. Allowing your child to watch you while you brush your teeth and floss will help them get a better idea of what having good oral hygiene is. A children dentist can guide you with the most important information you should know about flossing in kids.

To really get your child excited about flossing try to switch up the routine a little. One day they can watch you floss, the next day you show them how to properly floss their teeth, and then the following day they can floss your teeth. This will help them learn faster and it will benefit them for their entire life.

May 28, 2019
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Craving and chewing ice (pagophagia) is often associated with iron deficiency, with or without anemia. Also, it can be a sign of an eating disorder. It may even harm your quality of life. Chewing ice can also can lead to dental problems.

While tooth enamel is among the hardest substances in our bodies, it is not meant to be used to chew on anything other than food. Chewing ice provokes dental damages in different ways such as:

  • Wears down the enamel on the teeth and leaves them susceptible to tooth problems like cavities, chipping, and sensitivity.
  • Cracks and chips teeth. It can cause microscopic cracks in the surface of the enamel that can become in larger fractures and even broken teeth.
  • Damages crowns, fillings, and other dental work done. Expands fillings, so, they last for a shorter period of time.
  • Increases tooth sensitivity. Teeth become extremely sensitive to hot and cold drinks and foods.
  • Damages the gum tissue.
  • Causes sore jaw muscles. It puts stress on the joint that holds your jaw to your face.

The American Dental Association recommends not chewing ice. Visit a pediatric dentist to evaluate any damage the kid’s teeth enamel could have.

May 14, 2019
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Sodas have negative effects on the smile, potentially leading to cavities and even visible tooth decay. The sugars soda contains interact with bacteria in the mouth to form acid.

Drinking sugary drinks can cause tooth decay, but another cause of cavities is the dental erosion that occurs when teeth are exposed to acid. Acids can soften the enamel of the teeth, increasing the risk of cavities and tooth decay.  Juice and sodas have a high content of phosphoric acid and citric acid that affect enamel hardness. Diet sodas, 100-percent citrus fruit juices, and other sugar-free drinks can be surprisingly bad for the teeth.

In a friendly kid dental office, you can find the specialized staff that will help your kid be free of cavities and decays and keep good oral hygiene.

How to Help Reduce Negative Effects

  1. Drink soda in moderation 
  2. Use a straw to keep the sugar away from your teeth. 
  3. Drink water instead of soda or juice, especially fluoride ones.
  4. Eat calcium-rich foods.  
  5. Brush with an enamel-strengthening toothpaste.  
  6. Avoid foods and drinks that stain enamel. 
  7. Brush your teeth twice per day for two minutes at a time and floss once per day to remove debris between the teeth.
  8. Rinse with water for 30 seconds after drinking sodas and fruit juices to dilute the acid and sugar if brushing your teeth is not possible.
  9. Visit a pediatric dentist every 6 months for cleaning and check-ups.

 





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