You may already realize how difficult it can be to maintain a proper diet during the holiday season. From Halloween through Valentine's Day (and all those football games), almost all celebrations involve eating and drinking with loved ones and friends. You don't have to let that affect you in a negative manner, whether it's your general health or your oral health, though. Read on for some tips to keep your oral health on track during the holidays.
Like adults, children can experience excruciating mouth pain. Pain that is associated with the child's teeth may stem from multiple origins.
Here are a few reasons that a child may suffer dental pain.
As a child's primary teeth are shed, the adult teeth begin to break through the gums. During the eruption process, the emerging teeth place pressure on the sensitive gingival tissues. As a result, the child may experience mouth pain.
One major issue that comes along with tooth loss is bone loss. The jaw bone can eventually deteriorate when there is no tooth to stimulate the nerves in the bone. For that reason, many patients who lose teeth opt for a dental implant. Before a dental implant can be placed, the jaw bone must be checked to make sure it is strong enough. If the bone is not strong enough to support an implant, then a bone graft may be necessary.
Laser dentistry is an emerging trend, where dentists no longer need to utilize tools such as dental drills, burnishers, scalers, and curettes. Instead, dentists can utilize a laser beam to conduct various procedures and treatments such as teeth whitening, root canals, tooth decay removal, reshaping gums, and even eradicating lesions. Using lasers may seem like science fiction, but it is authentic and can be more effective than conventional dental tools.
Dental bridges occupy an existing gap between your teeth. These spaces occur when you lose teeth due to impact from an accident or tooth removal procedures. The resulting gaps aren't cosmetically appealing and can cause chewing problems and a lack of self-confidence. Fortunately, dental bridges can adequately fill these dental gaps.
A dental bridge comprises two dental crowns or abutment teeth on the side of the gaps. The crowns provide support to the bridge.