As a child, most of your dental visits will be with a general dentist and have preventative services in mind. Though you can have visits for issues such as cavities or basic extractions, most will be for checkups and preventive services. As an adult, you may forget that you still need these and other preventative services. If you are planning your yearly visits and aren't sure what general dentistry services you need, here are a few to consider.
When should you take your child to a dentist? Most new parents wait until there is a problem or when their child is old enough. However, dentists advise parents against delays and suggest that a child's first appointment should be booked immediately after the first tooth erupts. It gives a dentist enough time to spot any dental issue as early as possible and prescribe corrective measures. Although the first visit to a dentist might be overwhelming to a child, you should use the opportunity to build their confidence.
Poor brushing practices can lead to a range of dental problems. The most common is the risk of tooth decay. This condition involves the wear and softening of the protective enamel of the teeth. This deterioration is caused by acids and even mechanical abrasion. If this form of damage is not adequately managed, the structure of the tooth will degrade further, and a cavity will develop. This could lead to an infection of the pulp and other related complications.
I am a senior who recently began wearing dentures, and before I got them, I spent a lot of time researching types of dentures and alternatives. Now, that I have my dentures and my research is complete, I need something new to fill my time. So, I decided to create a blog. "Why not put what I learned to use?" I thought. In this blog, I hope to share facts and figures about dentures and offer a little friendly advice along the way. Learn how many other Australians wear dentures, explore alternatives to dentures and figure out which options are best for you. Thanks for reading!