If your child plays contact sports, the youngster may be risking damage to his or her teeth. To protect the child's teeth during play, your dentist may suggest a sports guard. However, all mouthguards designed for use during sports are not the same, and you may find it difficult to select one that is suitable for your child.
Here are a few details about several types of sports mouthguards to aid you in your selection:
If you are like most parents, you want everything to go well for your little one. Still, little unexpected problems may occur.
Some babies are born with a short frenulum. The frenulum is the small bit of tissue on the underside of your little one's tongue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. If it is not long enough, it can be snipped in a short, painless procedure called a frenectomy.
Raising a child is one of the biggest rewards in a person's life. You get to watch them learn and grow and see them turn into their own unique individual. There is a lot of responsibility involved to make sure you help them secure their place as a happy, healthy person. One of the biggest and important responsibilities is teaching them good oral hygiene right from the start, so that they will continue it as they grow.
If you have crooked, stained, chipped or even gap teeth, you can have a beautiful smile with the help of dental veneers. Veneers are a very thin shell material of a tooth that is bonded over your existing teeth to give you the beautiful, straight smile you've always wanted. Veneers can be somewhat expensive, although it's a fast way to get a straighter smile. If you're thinking of getting veneers, see the information below for the benefits of veneers, as well as tips to keep them clean and taken care of.
At different stages in life, you will have different dental concerns and you may need to take some extra steps to keep your teeth looking great and staying healthy. This brief guide is a good start to learning more about dealing with your teeth during some of those different life stages:
Caring for infant and toddler teeth
As soon as those little white bumps start to appear on your baby's gums.