Gentle Dental of Thorndale Blog – Dental Tips
Bad dental habits can slowly develop and become very hard to break. To avoid the dental damage that these harmful habits can do, follow these helpful tips and learn how to cure your bad habits for good.
Good dental care doesn’t have to hard, as long as you follow these easy steps for keeping your smile healthy.
Which is the best teeth whitening method for you? It may not be easy to tell since there are a wide variety of products today, with some sold over the counter and others available only from dentists. Discover which whitener will work best for you.
Orthodontists are dentists who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial problems such as misalignment, jaw irregularities, and crowded teeth. In children, most abnormalities are apparent after permanent teeth begin to erupt, but your orthodontist may prefer to wait until additional teeth come through. Dental braces for kids are generally placed between eight and 14 years […]
Dentists agree that teaching smart oral hygiene habits to young children is the best way to help them enjoy a lifetime of strong teeth and healthy gums. Research has shown that children who develop cavities in baby teeth are much more likely to face cavities as adults. It is wise for all parents to take the time to learn whether […]
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of early tooth loss in adults. Because the first stage, called gingivitis, is often painless, you may not even realize you have it. Commonly known as gum disease, the condition develops when bacteria-laden plaque forms on teeth and is allowed to remain. As infection and inflammation progress to periodontal disease, gums recede and pockets […]
Brushing your teeth is one of the basics of good dental care, but many people need a refresher in some of the brushing basics. Brushing can help keep your teeth and gums healthy by removing the plaque and food particles that stay on teeth and start up trouble. This is why you need to brush at least twice a day […]
Did you know that you can begin teaching your child routine dental care habits as early as three months old? To begin to familiarize your baby with the sensations associated with brushing, wipe your baby’s gums with a soft cloth or gauze after each feeding. As your child grows, you can transition to wrapping your finger with a soft cloth […]
Sensitive teeth and gums can prevent you from enjoying your favorite hot, cold, sour and sweet foods and beverages. The discomfort can make your routine dental care tasks like brushing and flossing your teeth difficult. Even a cold day can cause symptoms like flashes of pain or electric sensations to flare. Sensitivity has several causes, and some are more serious […]
According to the American Dental Association, you should begin teaching your child about healthy dental care habits before their first tooth emerges and begin taking them to an affordable dentist as early as age one. Diligence to proper dental care is not a skill that happens by accident. Children need to be carefully taught and supervised throughout the early years […]