Many parents begin to stress about their child's dental health once they are into their adolescence. This is due to the fact that most children do not have their permanent teeth until they are in their teen years. However, many dental problems can plague your children's dental health long before a permanent tooth comes into the picture. Here are a few things that parents need to be aware of in order to protect their children.
If you suspect that you have a small cavity on one of your teeth, you may believe that you can let it go for a little while before having it treated. However, if you start experiencing the signs and symptoms below, you should not continue to ignore the cavity. 1. Tooth's Color Becomes Darker At the start of a cavity's formation, the area directly around the hole may only turn a slight shade darker than the rest of your tooth.
If you have been in an accident that has altered your smile, cosmetic dentistry can probably help you. A cosmetic dentist can work with you to get your smile back to what it was, whether you sustained injuries as a result of a direct impact to your mouth or as a result of clenching your jaw during an accident. After carefully examining what is going on with your mouth, a dentist will come up with a treatment plan that is right for you and your dental needs.
If you have periodontal disease and also have a great deal of gum recession, then your dental professional may suggest a gum grafting procedure to help treat the issue. If so, there are a number of decisions that need to be made in regard to the grafting. Keep reading to learn about a few of them. Tissue Source There are a variety of different ways that a tissue graft can be performed and your dentist will first need to work with you to decide on the best source for the tissue.
If you're missing multiple teeth, or have many teeth that are in poor shape and need to be removed from your mouth, your dentist may suggest dentures. While dentures are custom made to fit the shape of your mouth, they can still take some time to get used to when you first get them. One thing that many new denture owners find quite difficult the first few weeks is eating. Luckily, your facial muscles will eventually get used to eating while wearing dentures and it will become your new normal, but in the meantime there are several things that you can do during the adjustment period.