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Is There Ever a Bad Age for Dental Sealants?
Posted on 10/15/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
Dental sealant is a thin layer of plastic that is painted on top of teeth in order to prevent their decay. It is often painted on the chewing surface of the teeth and is often painted on the teeth at the back of your mouth, on the molars and premolars. The sealant will bond to the tooth, setting easily into the grooves and depressions and forming a protective layer on top of the enamel that protects. While it is certainly helpful to brush and floss your teeth regularly so as to remove plaque and food debris from the smooth surfaces of your teeth, it isn't always possible to reach all of the corners of your teeth to remove the plaque and food. That's where sealants come in, protecting those especially vulnerable areas of your tooth from decay by sealing them in and sealing out the plaque. When is the right Age to get Dental Sealants?The best candidates for dental sealants are children and teenagers because they face the highest likelihood of developing cavities in the grooves and depressions of their teeth. The best candidates are children that have just got their molars and premolars. They should get sealants on their permanent teeth as soon as they appear. That way, the sealants can protect them from the age of 6 to the age of 14, when they are most prone to cavities. Dental sealants can even be appropriate for milk teeth, also known as baby teeth. If the child's baby teeth have grooves and depressions, then they will do well with sealants. The baby teeth are quite crucial to setting up space for permanent teeth, so it's important not to lose them early before they form the correct spacing.Adults can also get dental sealants, so long as they do not have fillings or any kind of decay in their molars. If you have a child or teenager, then you should consider bringing them into our office to get dental sealants. They will protect them from cavities and save a lot of toothaches in the future. You can also pop in for an exam to determine if your teeth are suitable for dental sealants....

Dangers of Not Getting a Numb Tooth Checked
Posted on 9/25/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
When the tooth goes numb in a patient, it is very important that they reach out to our dental office. This is because there are dangers involved with not finding help with the care that might be needed for this tooth. A numb tooth can be a sign of many things. It can also indicate a serious oral issue in the mouth. When this is the case, it is important to seek out the required help from our office, here's why. Reasons to Have a Numb Tooth InspectedThere are a number of reasons to have a numb tooth inspected. This is because you want to ensure that you're getting the most from the oral care provided, but also that you're taking care of your overall health. When the tooth is numb, it generally means that there is an issue with the roots of the teeth. This could be nerve damage or infection that might be happening under the gums of the teeth. Letting something like this go without reaching out to our office is bad. You don't want the infection, if there is one, to spread to the other teeth in the area. When the tooth is numb, this is unnatural, and it is not something that should be happening. Be able to find the help needed from our dentists. Scheduling an appointment as soon as you notice the tooth is numb comes highly recommended from our professionals. Being able to get the help needed for the teeth that you have is important. You want to feel confident and comfortable with the oral care provided. When you speak to our office, you can find that we will get you in fairly quickly, so we can take care of the issues you are experiencing, as well as what is causing it....

Can You Leave Ice on Too Long After Dental Work?
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
Dental work makes many people nervous. Many times, your dental work can cause your face to swell in the area where the work took place. This is a normal result of the work, and you should not be alarmed. As a matter of fact, there are steps you can take to minimize the swelling that occurs after most procedures. If we expect that you will experience swelling, we will let you know. The easiest way to minimize the swelling is to use ice packs. Keep in mind that after about 72 hours, the swelling should be going down if it hasn't gone down already. How Do I Safely Fix the Swelling?Swelling is your body's way of reacting to what it considers an injury. The beginning of swelling is redness, heat, and a little pain near the area that was “damaged.” The redness and the heat are your body moving more blood to the area. The swelling is your body sending white blood cells with the blood to repair that area. This is known as an inflammatory response. You want to do something that is an anti-inflammatory response because the swelling is what causes the pain in the area. Ice will act as your anti-inflammatory response. As soon as you can, you should begin the process. Use ice packs or frozen peas and wrap them in a thin cloth so it doesn't directly touch your skin. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, then take it off for another 15 minutes. Do this as often as possible, over and over, on the first day. What is important to know is that you can overdo it. If you leave the ice on for too long, you can damage the skin. If you don't put a cloth between the skin and the ice, you can get frostbite. After the second day, using ice does nothing and could actually reverse the effect of the icing. After the second day, you should apply heat instead to increase the circulation and bring down the swelling. Do not apply anything hot enough to burn your skin. Give us a call if you'd like further information....

All Posts:

Is There Ever a Bad Age for Dental Sealants?
Dangers of Not Getting a Numb Tooth Checked
Can You Leave Ice on Too Long After Dental Work?
Just How Strong Is Tooth Enamel
Is There Anything You Can Do if You Lose Your Tooth's Enamel?
It Is Important to See a Dentist During Pregnancy
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Flossing?
What Does an Oral Piercing Do to Harm Your Oral Health?
How Can a Dental Filling Leak?
Tips for Caring for New Veneers
Things to Avoid if You Have Veneers
Dangers Associated with a Boring Oral Hygiene Routine
Cracked Teeth Have Several Restorative Options
Should Adults Ask About Dental Sealants, Too?
Reasons Your Teeth May Hurt When You Get Up In the Morning
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
How Ice Harms Your Teeth
Is Alcohol Based Mouthwash Good for Your Mouth?
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
What to Expect Following an Injury to Your Tooth
What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
Is An Over The Counter Mouth Guard Better Than A Custom One?
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
Times When You May Need a Soft Tissue Graft
We Want You to Share Your Fears with Us So We Can Help
We Can Help with Restorative Dentistry
Why You Never Want to Skip Past Dental Insurance Because of Expensive Premiums
Why You May Want to Start Oil Pulling
Managing Acid Reflux Can Help Your Oral Health
Does Vaping Cause Oral Health Problems?
Why a Toothache May Start Off as Sinus Pain
What You Should Have in a Dental Emergency Kit
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Lots of Water
Why Do You Need to Come See Us Every Six Months?
Why Gums Often Bleed in Pregnant Women
What Swelling In Your Mouth Could Mean
How to Change Up Your Brushing Routine to Make It Less Routine
How Does Nitrous Oxide Help Relieve Dental Anxiety?
Why Do So Many People Fear Root Canals?
What to Do if a Dental Veneer Ever Chips or Breaks Off
Your Dentist is Not Going to Shame You for Coming In After Years of Missed Treatments
Your Dentist Can Help You Give Up Nicotine
Who to Ask for Help From If You Need Assistance Flossing Better
Bleaching Your Teeth Too Often Can Leave Them in Peril
What Scuba Diving Can Do to Harm Your Oral Health
What Orange Lipstick Does to the Appearance of Your Teeth?
Your Tongue May Be the Harbor of Your Bad Breath
Tips for Finding the Perfect Toothbrush
Things to Chew That Will Freshen Your Breath
Protecting Your Teeth and Gums While Pregnant
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