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The Why, When, How and Where of Tongue Scraping

Imagine it’s still winter … you’re standing at the door, ready to brave the cold. You’re layered-up with three shirts and a sweatshirt, your heavy winter coat, and two layers of socks underneath your waterproof winter boots. Then you’ve got those awesome jeans with the flannel on the inside, your comfy hat, scarf, and gloves. You’re set! But wait. As you step toward the door, you suddenly realize you have an itch … and it’s deep down … buried beneath all those layers. And, try as you may, every attempt to reach that bugger-of-an-itch fails. Defeated, you realize the only relief you’re ever gonna’ get is to remove each one of those layers. Where are we going with this?!

5 Stages of Tooth Decay

Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride via fluoride treatments, your toothpaste and your local water supply can stop a cavity from penetrating through the enamel and reaching its second stage. Even the saliva in your mouth and the foods you eat help to re-mineralize a tooth in jeopardy. But that’s just the first stage! What about the rest? Understanding how a cavity progresses can assist you in preventing each successive stage from occurring in your children. There’s always a lot going on in that little mouth!

What You Need To Know About Crossbites

Typically, when a parent brings a young child to the dentist, the last discussion they’re expecting to have is one centered on braces and orthodontic appliances. Yet, even at ages three and four, a talk about braces, sagittal expanders, and retainers can indeed be front and center when a child is diagnosed with a crossbite. The question then is what to do about it, how soon should intervention take place, and what the complications are that can arise if nothing is done at all. Let’s get some answers.

Getting Your Mouth Ready for a Summer Vacation

Summer is about to burst onto the scene. And with it, your “free time” will turn to “busy time” as you plan, plan, plan for your relaxing summer vacation. So while you’re thinking about where you’ll go, where you’ll eat, and what you’ll see along the way, don’t forget to plan a visit to your dentist as well. Doing so can save you from the misery of a dental emergency that will surely spoil even the best planned getaway.

Treating Gum Disease is Very Important

For many people, gum disease can happen without them realizing it. It takes the dentist pointing out signs and symptoms of gum disease for them to even realize there is a problem. It is very important that the patient gets gum disease treatment as quickly as possible for both the health of the teeth, as well as for the health of the patient. This diagnosis needs to be explained fully by your dentist in Meriden, CT, so you can start your dental care today.

What Qualifies as Emergency Dental Care, CT?

If you were in some type of an accident that caused your teeth to come out, you would likely know that you needed emergency dental care. However, what other problems can cause you to require the services of a dentist that offers emergency dental care, CT? According to the best dentist in CT, there are quite a few different issues that can cause you to need a dentist without any type of delay. Here are a few of the most common.

Just What Is Restorative Dentistry?

Have you ever asked the question, what is restorative dentistry? Or what does it all entail? The truth is, restorative dentistry covers numerous areas of dental care today. Not only is it taking care of issues within your mouth, but it is also involves taking the steps to keep your teeth strong into the future. Here are a few of the procedures that qualify under restorative dentistry.