When you go to the dentist, you may feel like they are not giving you all the attention you need for your situation; it seems the hygienist spends more time with you than the doctor does. However, the truth of the matter is that the hygienist is an important part of your dental health. Take a few minutes to consider the following before you feel unimportant to the dentist.
In order to take proper care of your teeth, it may help to understand what a dentist's first priority is and why. It may also help to know how they may choose to go about protecting that top priority. Your dentist's top concern is enamel protection. Why? Because the enamel is the outer layering of the tooth. The enamel is what protects your teeth, and it is what helps to make the teeth white.
Your child's primary teeth play an important role in helping them to speak, eat, and learn how to care for their oral health properly. Unfortunately, these baby teeth are also vulnerable to decay, and it is not uncommon to discover that a child has several cavities during a routine oral exam. Although there can be many different reasons for severe decay in your child's baby teeth, such as exposure to sugars in their milk bottles, the important thing to do now is get started on restoring their oral health.
As far as dental injuries go, knocking out a tooth is about as bad as it gets. Hopefully, this never happens to you or a close friend. But since knocking out a tooth is a real possibility within your lifetime, it's important that you know what to do — and what not to do — in such a situation.
Do: Try to find the tooth.
Some people knock out a tooth and never even try to find it, figuring that once it is gone, it's gone for good.
Have you ever stood in the toothpaste aisle at the pharmacy and wondered which type of toothpaste is right for you? After all, there are usually dozens of different options you could choose from, and using the right type is important. If you would like to know which type the best for you is, follow these tips to help you decide.
Always ask your dentist
A good place to start with choosing the right toothpaste is at a family dentistry.