Everyone knows bad breath is not ideal. While bad breath can often be eradicated by a quick mouth rinse or teeth brushing, some continue to suffer from it despite their proper oral hygiene. There are some issues and habits which lend themselves to bad breath despite the measures taken. Here are some examples:
A ketogenic diet, or one that is low in carbohydrates, is often accompanied by bad breath as a side effect.
Many children who have been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have crooked teeth and can benefit from careful treatment of orthodontic devices. However, children with Ehlers-Danlos (EDS) also often require head and neck MRIs, which can be difficult to obtain correct images when orthodontic devices are in place.
Fortunately, braces and other orthodontic devices can be temporarily removed if necessary. Here's what you need to know if your child has been diagnosed with EDS—or may have the condition—and wears metal braces.
When it comes to summer activities, proper dental hygiene is one that tends to be pushed aside. With kids sleeping in each morning and rushing out to have fun with friends as soon as they wake up, things like brushing and flossing can be pushed aside. Unfortunately, that's the best way to ensure dental problems during the summer. The last thing you want is to have your kids start the new school year with a mouthful of new cavities.
When your child needs braces, you might have a lot of concerns, but it's a big deal to them, too. As technology advances, the number of choices you have increases, leaving you and your child with a few decisions to make. One of those decisions is likely to be between ceramic and metal braces; however, with a little knowledge and a friendly discussion of the matter, the choice should become evident.
Dental crowns or caps are tooth-shaped prostheses that slide over a damaged tooth, thus replacing its durability, function, and appearance. You can get a crown for all sorts of situations. Crowns can
Hold a dental bridge in place Protect a tooth that's had a root canal Hold together a tooth that is decayed or cracked Cover the abutment of a dental implant Restore aesthetics on a stained tooth If you've never had a crown before, you may be surprised that, like fillings, there many different materials to choose from.