December 5th, 2013
Food is not the only thing that needs to be considered and thought about when it comes to choosing food and drinks that do not cause harm to our dental health. Basically, it’s all about anything we put inside our mouth and those that make contact with our teeth. It could be a thing that you enjoy as a hobby while growing up. It could also be anything that is essential for one’s natural growth. You may not get sensible responses or reactions if you open up the topic in your random daily conversations, but you could get informative details if you bring it up to your dentist in a dental clinic. This topic cuts all the limitations conceived by theories and lack of experience. The truth will open up your minds to a greater level regarding dental health.
This is quite inevitable, but babies demand for a bottle of milk or juice at a very unpredictable time of the day – nighttime is not an exception. This practice may seem normal for parents out there (yes, it is because many people practice it), but doing the deed could cause harm to the growing teeth of babies. Falling asleep with bottles inside babies’ mouth can cause teeth to crack. Although, not very advisable, bottled milk becomes part of a baby’s sleeping routine, and some parents even use an overused excuse saying, “It’s okay. Those are temporary teeth anyway.” Maybe dental clinic professionals would let that immature response pass. However, things should change when infants become toddlers and then pre-schoolers. Parents should try training their kids to get rid of milk bottles as early as possible not only to prepare them for pre-school, but also to avoid cavities as their permanent teeth grow.
Okay, we started off with “milk bottles” that mostly cause teeth cracking among babies. But fast forward and the said babies would now be going to school where they would first learn to make friends, dream big, discover their own potentials and bite pencils. Say what? Where did the last one come from? Well, nowhere else but actual experiences not only of pre-schoolers but also of adults. Well, pencil biting is a hobby most people do when studying and concentrating on something. Perhaps, you’ve done it once or twice. Sad to say, this habit can cause teeth to crack. Your pretty smile is at stake, honey. If worse comes to worse, then you’d have to undergo cosmetic dentistry in a dental clinic to have them fixed.
You probably have considered those who have piercings cool and amazing at least once in your life, haven’t you? That’s probably during your teens. Well, the inclination of some people to such expression is actually something not to be debated about. Whether people choose to have piercings or not – it is their own choice. That’s why there is freedom of expression! However, freedom can sometimes be dangerous. That’s why they are called free because everyone becomes accountable of his or her own actions. Take tongue or cheek piercing for example. Don’t you know that accidentally biting the metal studs can break or crack your teeth? Yes. It happens and had happened in the past taking those who experienced it to a dental clinic. Now, consider yourself warned.
December 1st, 2013
Food, in general, is necessary to supply nutrients to our bodies. As soon as people pass the stage of solely taking in milk from bottles during infancy, we begin to start taking in solid food – which almost never stops in one lifetime. It basically fuels us to do our daily activities productively and effectively. It keeps us moving forward in whichever field we are in. However, there are different kinds of food available for our consumption in the market. Some may be considered “needs” for our body, while others are considered “wants.” Mostly, the ones that are categorized to the latter are the ones that give harm to our teeth, taking us to a dental clinic more often than usual. A few food examples are listed in the following paragraphs to let you know which ones need to be avoided.
Candies often deceive children mainly because of their attractive colors that never fail to draw attention. They are so tempting especially for children that they are not able to resist the promise of sweet taste. Gummy candies on the other hand are stronger food temptations for someone who has a sweet tooth. The various shapes add up to the whole idea, not to mention the fun way of chewing them. But didn’t you know that gummy candies cause dental cavity more than ordinary candies? Yes. Most likely gummy candies stick longer to teeth after eating producing and spreading acidic substances to the enamel, thus, causing teeth to weaken. To avoid going to your dental clinic at an unlikely time of the year, eat gummy candies during meal time. They say we tend to produce more saliva during these times. It is safe to say that saliva help wash away the sweets that stick on our teeth.
Who can resist eating potato chips? I guess no one can. French fries and junk foods all having different levels of potato flavor are always marketable when one watches any kind of sport, movie, party, etc. They are just always present in family gatherings and get-together with friends. But since potatoes are starchy in nature, they are mostly prone to be attacked by bacteria found in plaques that they can destroy your teeth in as fast as 20 minutes. Yes, that’s how speedy the effect is! Habitually eating potato chips without the immediate care and cleaning could take a toll on your oral health. Ask about it in the nearest dental clinic to your home. You’ll have this information validated.
Some people just love to chew ice for fun or for no reason at all. I even admit doing it when I was younger. Most of the time, people think of the deed as something that should not to be feared of – since ice cubes do not have sugar content. However, what most people do not know is that too much cold from food being taken in can cause some nerves to react depending on one’s dental sensitivity. Moreover, hardness of ice cubes can also cause teeth to chip and crack unexpectedly. If you do not want to undergo any teeth beautifying procedure in a dental clinic, avoid the chipping and cracking, darling! It’s for your own good.
November 30th, 2013
Teeth clenching is not only an outward sign of anger. It is a warning sign that something damaging happens to your health particularly to your oral health. It is a condition marked by the grinding of the upper and lower teeth which is caused by a strong force prodding the facial muscles and the jaws to move in a somewhat circular manner. There are many problems that spring from this condition. The most common of them include broken or chipped teeth, tooth loss and jaw pain. Headache and earache particularly in the morning after are usual problems too. If these things happen repeatedly, depression and insomnia can occur any time.
Experts in both the dental and medical field believe that teeth clenching can be addressed through natural practices. In this light, sufferers are encouraged to first be mindful of their problem. Next, they can evaluate the exact things that cause them to do so. Stress is the usual culprit to this condition. Stress is acquired through different things – huge amount of work to turn in, unhealthy eating and sleeping habits and problematic relationships. By limiting any of these, grinding one’s pearly whites can be diminished particularly at night when sufferers do it involuntarily.
Appropriate exercises on how to stop teeth grinding can also be done more than once in a day. Some sufferers do clench their pearly whites while they are wide awake. Again, stress can cause this. By opening the mouth wide as if going to yawn, the jaws get relaxed and the upper and lower teeth are prevented from holding close and clenching. If the jaws remain tight, the neck can be exercised for added relaxation on that part. As the neck is stretched out tall, the head must be tilted on other sides or be moved in rotation.
Dental Or Medical Treatment
For advanced treatment, sufferers are often advised to wear mouthguards or splints. Sufferers generally believe that bruxism will stop once they wear these appliances. The truth is they are cannot capable of that. They simply keep the upper and lower teeth from contact when the force to grind sets in. Nonetheless, they are helpful in keeping teeth from getting cracked, chipped or even lost. There are times when these appliances do not work anymore specifically when the bruxism level is so severe. They tear easily that they are no longer protect the teeth edges from crumbling.
In some cases that teeth clenching is decreased through these appliances, bruxism sufferers are able to keep their pearly whites aligned and complete. However, use of these appliances must be done under the supervision of a dentist. Over usage of these items can lead to open bite condition. In here, the jaws cannot be closed any more no matter how hard sufferers try. Usage of disposables or ready-made types is not encouraged because these items can do more harm than good. As they could be made of substandard materials with unfit measurements, they could not provide utmost protection.