Teenagers who get braces generally get the traditional metal type that sit on the outside surfaces of the teeth. As an adult, though, you have more options when it comes to orthodontia. One way that adults often choose to have their teeth straightened is to get lingual braces. These are the same thing as the traditional "metal mouth" braces young teens wear, but they are attached to the back surfaces of your teeth.
Erosive lichen planus is an inflammatory disease of autoimmune origin that is characterized by chronic, erosive lesions inside the mouth. This disease can't be cured, but with the help of your dentist, its effects can be managed. Here are three things you need to know about erosive lichen planus.
What are the signs of erosive lichen planus?
If you have erosive lichen planus, you'll notice erosive lesions, also known as ulcers, inside your mouth.
If your baby was born with teeth, or if they developed teeth shortly after birth, you may be worried about their early development. Here are four things parents need to know about premature eruption.
When should teeth erupt?
If your child's teeth erupt according to schedule, their first deciduous (baby) teeth should develop between the ages of six and 10 months. The lower central incisors are the first teeth to develop, and the next are the upper central incisors.
While your toddler is teething, you may notice a purplish bump on the gum where their tooth is coming in. If so, you may be alarmed; however, this eruption cyst is common and typically does not need professional attention, although it can cause pain and discomfort for your child. Use the three-step guide below to help relieve your little one's symptoms.
Step 1: Clean The Area With Plain Water
The first thing you want to keep the area on and around the cyst clean.
Experts estimate that autism now affects 1 in 68 American children. This increasingly common developmental disability can lead to a wide range of symptoms, but many autistic children experience sensory processing issues. These issues can make it difficult for children to cope with certain medical interventions, including orthodontics. Learn more about the issues autistic children face with orthodontics, and find out what you can do to help prepare your son or daughter for treatment.