Learning About Routine Dental Care

3 Step Guide For Relieving Your Toddler’s Eruption Cysts At Home

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. Read More 

Helping Autistic Children Prepare For Orthodontics: Advice For Parents

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. Read More 

Pain After A Dental Filling

Normally, having a dental filling done eases the discomfort and hypersensitivity of an untreated cavity. In some cases, though, patients are surprised when the local anesthetic wears off and they still have a toothache. If you find yourself in this painful predicament, here are some of the potential causes, along with tips on what you can do about it. Normal Sensitivity While many people don't have any trouble with dental fillings, others find that they tend to have some sensitivity for a week or two after having one placed. Read More 

How To Keep Your Mouth Healthy When You Have Kidney Disease

If you have kidney disease, then you probably know that you need to follow a strict diet and undergo dialysis treatments in order to stay healthy. Keeping your kidneys healthy is likely your main concern, but you may not know that kidney disease can affect parts of your body that are not linked to your excretory system. In fact, many people who have kidney disease have poor oral health. This means that you need to work hard to make sure that your teeth, gums, and jaw stay in great shape. Read More