If there is a time in a woman's life when she gets to experience lots of changes in her life, it is when she becomes pregnant. Progesterone is the hormone that is usually blamed for all the troubles that women go through during this time. When it comes to a pregnant woman's oral health, this hormone plays a significant role in increasing the risk of gum disease. Some women experience bleeding gums, cavities and granulomas (a tiny tumor-like growth in the mouth) at the beginning of the second month of pregnancy and ends around the eighth month.
31 March 2015
While it's usually recommended that you visit a clinic every six months for a good cleaning and exam, note a few reasons why you may want to visit a dental clinic in between your normal checkups. 1. You have jaw pain around the hinge of your jaw. Jaw pain around the hinge of your jaw can mean that you have TMJ, a condition that involves overworking the muscles around the jaw.
26 February 2015
Remember losing your first baby tooth? Was it exciting or stressful? Losing teeth can be both thrilling and traumatic for kids and parents. For kids it can feel strange or painful, and for adults it can signify that the wee ones are growing up too fast. That might be the original reason behind the tooth fairy—to give the kids a little reward to make an uncomfortable experience exciting! Instead, why not try out a quirky tooth-loss ritual from another culture?
28 January 2015
Are you aware of what age your child should first visit the dentist? Most children are not thrilled at the idea of their first visit to the dentist. However, regular dental care is imperative for all children. It is advised that children first visit the dentist approximately 6 months after their first tooth appears, and certainly before their first birthday. What can you expect at your child's first ever visit to the dentist?
7 January 2015