Tooth decay can be prevented with good oral care. It is much simpler and more affordable to prevent tooth decay than to repair a decayed tooth. Daily cleanings, healthy eating habits, and the right amount of decay-fighting fluoride can help your child's teeth.
Cavities are caused by tooth decay, a disease that damages and breaks down teeth. Untreated tooth decay can lead to pain, loss of teeth and loss of confidence. Children with tooth pain cannot eat or sleep properly and may miss days of school.
We are involved with numerous dental insurance plans for our patients. Often times an Insurer may change the terms of a plan without informing us. This can result in frustrating circumstances for you and ourselves when services are provided.
Please be alert to any plan changes that may occur. Let us know of these changes as soon as you can. We'll help in any way we can.
ADA ANNOUNCES DENTAL SYMPTOM CHECKER:
To start the New Year off, the ADA is revealing its newest resource for the
public, ADA® Dental Symptom Checker™, which helps people make better-informed
decisions about their oral health. With an intuitive interface, the application
allows people to select:
Their gender and age
What part of their face or mouth symptoms are occurring
What type of symptoms they are experiencing
Any degree of pain that may be caused by their symptoms
After the various categories have been selected, the ADA
Dental Symptom Checker provides a list of possible oral-health conditions.
ADA:Dental x-rays important to detect and treat oral health problems
The ADA urges patients to continue to see their dentist regularly and to talk
with their dentist about the importance of X-rays and what standard safety
precautions are used in the dental office.
While a recent study suggests that yearly or more frequent X-rays may
increase the risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain
tumor, the ADA reiterates its professional opinion thatdentists
should order X-rays when necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Recently our office received a copy of WebMD, while glancing through the articles I found a great one on dental phobia written by Lisa Zamosky. I'd like to share some of her article here with you.
Does the thought of succumbing to the dentist's chair send a jot of anxiety through your body? When it comes to triggering a fear response, few things can set people off like an upcoming trip to the dentist.
That fear can set in early. Threatening comments from a parent, such as "If you don't brush your teeth, you'll have to go to the dentist," can leave a lasting negative impression.