How To Deal With Numbness After A Dental Procedure
27 January 2015
Did your visit to the dentist include procedures such as a filling, root canal or extraction? If so, you may have been given a local anesthetic to block any discomfort. If the numbness causes you frustration when trying to talk or eat, here are some suggestions to help you deal with the numbness:
Understand local anesthesia: The anesthetic will numb the affected area up to two hours, but could also affect your tongue, lips and face for up to five hours after the injection.
Evaluating Your Child For Oral Abnormalities
20 January 2015
The American Dental Association recommends a child's first visit to the dentist take place within six months after the first tooth appears, and no later than his or her first birthday. Regular checkups should be scheduled from there on out to periodically check for cavities and get regular cleanings done. But there is much parents can do before that first visit and in between visits to be on the alert for any oral abnormalities that could spell trouble for their children's teeth.
Can A Mouthguard Protect Your Child Athlete From Head Injury?
7 January 2015
As a parent of a football player, you probably are aware that playing the sport has a risk of head injuries, including concussions. Wearing a helmet on the field can help protect your child's head. What you might not know is that there is a dental connection to concussions that could possibly lower your child's chance of experiencing a concussion.
Concussions and Football
The correlation between football and head injuries have made national news as more professional players speak out on it.
3 Tips To Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Holiday Season
23 December 2014
The holidays are well known for often wrecking havoc on a person's diet. But while you might primarily be worried about how all of those holiday sweets will affect your waistline, there is another part of your body that you might want to pay close attention to during this time of year: your teeth and gums. All of that sugar that often ends up in your mouth during the holiday season can do quite a bit of damage to your health even before it works its way down to your stomach.