Teething: Your Baby’s First Teeth

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When your baby remains sleepless at night and irritable during the day, you should understand that his/her teething process has started. Here is some information you should know to keep your baby calm and comfortable during teething. When Does Teething Start in Babies? For most babies, the first sprout of a tooth can be seen when they are 4 to 7 months old. Early developers get their fi...

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If you have ever been to a dentist (and who hasn’t), you have probably had dental x-rays. In fact, it is usually one of the first things the dentist does when seeing you. After all, dentists can examine your teeth to see the outside but this does not help them to know what is going on inside. The dentist needs to be able to see if there are any abnormalities or diseases underneath your teeth and...

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Gums are very important for your oral health, so you should consider them if you have an unhealthy diet. If you change a few of your eating habits, then you will be able to enjoy your gums staying healthy. Foods that are beneficial for your gums will be foods that contain calcium and phosphorus (think minerals to strengthen your bones aka teeth), vitamin D, vitamin C, and a high amount of water. B...

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Your mouth is one of the most useful parts of your body. The teeth, combined with the tongue and the gums are essential for your day to day life. Did you know that even your tongue can suffer from certain disorders? The medical condition, macroglossia occurs when a tongue is bigger than the average known size. Recognized by the NORD or the National Organization for Rare Disorders, macroglossia goe...

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The word biofilm is not a very common word in our day-to-day vocabulary. However, it is something you encounter daily. Biofilms are essentially microscopic groups of bacteria and the slimy matrix they make to stick to surfaces. A biofilm will “evolve” over time and then spread. The plaque that dental specialists and scientists talk about is actually a biofilm that’s big enough to be noticed...

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Every morning, your main aim whilst brushing your teeth should be to avoid getting cavities no matter what. After brushing continuously for 5 minutes, you should try your best to clean every corner in your mouth. If your morning dental routine has a resemblance to this, it means you don’t joke with your dental hygiene. You follow the best dental hygiene to ensure that you get rid of the dirt in...

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You might be aware of plaque, which is a sticky matter that builds up on teeth. If plaque is not removed then it hardens and this hardened form of plaque is called a dental calculus or tartar. Tartar negatively affects the oral health, and that’s why allowing it to develop is never considered a good idea. What is Tartar? Tartar can act as a breeding ground for oral ba...

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After partaking in several tooth decay preventive measures, the dentist sometimes succeeds in discovering one or two cavities. In the beginning, most people don’t feel any pain so they may delay the treatment and some think that tooth decay will repair itself. These are the biggest mistakes people make because once a tooth starts decaying it will not repair on its own. The problem which began as...

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