Oral surgery isn't fun, obviously, but you can make your recovery go a little faster and increase your chances of having good results if you follow a few bits of advice. Some of these might also show up on your post-op recovery instructions; if so, follow them to the letter. If you don't, you risk a setback.
You might be told not to drink anything through a straw. This is because the suction created in your mouth when you try to suck liquids up through a straw can also pull at the stitches at the incision site, possibly pulling them out.
Porcelain inlays and onlays are often used in place of teeth fillings in order to fix tooth decay. Porcelain is often the material of choice because of how well it molds with natural teeth. Inlays and onlays are designed to last several years if they are regularly maintained. As a teen, getting this dental restoration can be an exciting process. However, poor maintenance will only attract bacteria and cause premature damage to your teen's dental restoration.
If you recently started wearing a retainer, you may not be familiar with all of the things you need to do to keep it clean. This is very important, since bacteria and plaque will collect on the retainer throughout the day. Your retainer is also made from a material that is porous, so it is very easy for it to collect that bacteria. Thankfully, it is easy to keep a retainer clean if you follow these tips.
Your teeth are important, and tooth decay is a sign of unhealthy teeth. If you don't brush often or if you forget to floss, this can lead to oral health problems you probably don't want to deal with. Enamel is the protective covering on your teeth, and when plaque sits on your teeth, enamel can get broken down. There is bacteria in plaque, and it ruins the enamel on your teeth slowly.
Good oral health starts with education. Teaching your children the importance of taking care of their teeth helps ensure good oral hygiene. The problem is many parents don't know where to start, or find that getting children to cooperate with good oral hygiene habits is a struggle. To help your child along, here are three tips to make education your child about oral health more effective.
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