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Gag Reflex Problems and Kids: How to Make Dental Check-ups Less Stressful

Your natural gag reflex is generally a good thing—this reflex protects you when there is a danger of something large going down your throat that might block your airways. However, some people have a more sensitive gag reflex than others or may find that oral stress triggers gagging. Kids with this kind of hyper-sensitivity can find it really tough to get through dental check-ups. They may gag if your dentist touches areas at the back or roof of their mouths or may be so anxious about gagging at the wrong time that they can't deal with having the dentist's fingers anywhere in their mouths. Read More 

Specific Ways Through Which Mouth Guards Protect the Teeth

Most people are aware of the importance of a mouth guard in protecting the teeth. They cover the upper or lower teeth and minimise the damage that may occur as a result of contact or accidents. Mouth guards come in handy for children who engage in contact sports, mountain climbing and gymnastics. Children who have a habit of grinding teeth in their sleep also use mouth guards. The thermoplastic material prevents the constant damage that teeth grinding can cause over time. Read More 

There Will Be Blood…in Your Mouth: Tips for Dealing With Oral Bleeding

A bleeding wound in your mouth can be a cause for alarm, whether the blood is coming from a damaged tooth or from a wound on your gums. It's not as though you can simply put a band aid over it and get on with your day. While minor bleeding might disappear of its own accord, a dentist might need to intervene when the issue is more serious. But what can you do to control the blood flow before you can get to the dentist? Read More 

How to Enjoy Acidic Foods Without Causing Damage to the Teeth

Healthy human saliva has a pH of around 7.4, and this makes the mouth neutral – not acidic or alkaline. However, the food that you eat can be acidic or alkaline, and this will change the overall pH in the mouth. In particular, acidic foods are not all good for your teeth. They may be healthy, but once the acid comes into contact with the enamel, it erodes it and puts you at risk of developing cavities. Read More 

3 Common Types of Minimally Invasive Treatment Available for Tooth Decay

Modern dental technologies have changed the way dentists treat their clients in so many positive ways. This means treatments are becoming painless and less intrusive. In addition to this, healing time after treatment is faster than ever before. Progressive dentists know that many patients dread invasive dental treatments. For this reason, they do their best to ensure that the surgical procedures they perform are either non-invasive or minimally invasive.  Non-invasive treatment involves providing a solution to the patient's problem without cutting into tissue. Read More