Preventive Dental Care Advocacy

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Toothaches are frequent in the summer due to the time the kids spend eating junk food. Now, the family can avail of professional dental care at a new address. Run by a husband and wife who are both dental specialists, this professional practice is family owned. While the wife works as a dental hygienist, the husband was in the US Army Dental Corps for six years. Both worked in Europe, which was where Cindy took part in starting a public dental health program in the northern region of the continent.

Included in the practice of this married couple are all forms of general dentistry, along with root canals, cleaning, and fillings. He also performs some specialized services that the new cosmetic bonding techniques, aesthetic fillings and even full mouth reconstructive surgery offers. Preventive dental care is one of his beliefs. Dental responsibility for oneself is the aim of modern dentistry. We firmly believe in this with all our hearts and spend hours educating our patients on basic dental hygiene.

His advice about brushing is that it should always be done after meals. Gum damage could be caused by hard brushing. It is advised that a soft tooth brush be used since it is more flexible and effective in cleaning. Make flossing habitual after every brushing. Many kinds of floss exist, including those with peppermint flavors. If you're an adult, use a fluoride rinse and find out if your children need sealants for cavity prevention.

Don't smoke or use other tobacco products anymore, he advises all those who smoke. If you don't smoke, don't start. Most people realize that smoking increases chances of acquiring lung cancer. Cancer of the mouth and throat are also directly caused by smoking, and a lot of people may not know this.

Oral cancer is indicated by a sore on the lips, gums, or inside of the mouth that will not heal. Any swelling of the neck, lips, tongue or palate, a numbness or loss of feeling in any part of the mouth or throat that cannot be attributed to any apparent cause, and bleeding of the mouth with no apparent cause. If you feel or see something abnormal in your mouth, don't wait for it worsen. Visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Early detection of oral cancer makes successful treatment possible. Soft tissues and bone that surround and support your teeth are injured by periodontal gum disease, which is also a major problem. It hits people of all ages, but most of the time, adults are affected and suffer tooth loss. Gum disease is expected to be a problem for about three fourths of the adult population. Only through careful and tedious periodontal examination can gum disease be detected.

When you brush your teeth, and your gums start to bleed, then you have seen one of the warning signs. Other signs would be gums that are red or swollen, or else are pulled away from the teeth. Infected areas between your teeth and gums revealed when gums are pressed. If teeth are loose or don't fit together when you bite, then there's a possibility of having periodontal gum disease.
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This article was published on 2010/10/05