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Avoiding Preventative Dental Treatment?

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People avoid preventative dental services for all kinds of reasons. For some, making the time to go to the appointment for your checkup and cleaning can be a hassle. For others, the lack of dental insurance plays a major role. Some people even experience dental anxiety that keeps them away form the dentist office, even if they can afford care. The cost of ignoring any warning signs your smile may be giving you is much higher than the cost of preventative care. Here’s why people avoid the dentist and how they can still receive care.

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS AREN’T RECEIVING THE PREVENTATIVE DENTAL TREATMENT THEY NEED

Oral Care for Infants

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Taking care of your baby’s mouth both before and after they get their teeth is so important. By the time your baby is a year old, he or she should have some teeth and will need to see the dentist for their first checkup!

Cleaning your baby’s mouth can help remove bacteria and keep their oral cavity clean. Through proper care, your child’s teeth will be healthy when they arrive and your baby will be used to regular cleanings. This is an important part of ensuring he or she will better adjust to tooth brushing when they are a bit older. Here’s how you can effectively and safely care for your infant’s mouth.

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: ORAL CARE FOR INFANTS

My Teeth Look and Feel Fine. Do I Need a Checkup?

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Absolutely yes! By the time you experience any oral health symptoms, the problem has long been present. This includes issues like gum disease, where your gums will eventually begin bleeding and your teeth become loose. This also includes tooth decay, which frequently goes unnoticed until a toothache occurs. By this time, the cavity may be so large that the tooth is unable to be saved. The point is that getting a checkup can prevent many oral health problems. Early detection of these conditions can also minimize your treatment costs and save your smile! Here are other essential reasons you need a dental checkup even with healthy teeth.

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: MY TEETH LOOK AND FEEL FINE. DO I NEED A CHECKUP?

Gum Disease in Children: Signs, Effects & What to Do

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Gum disease isn’t just for adults. It can affect kids of any age who have either their primary or adult teeth. The beginning stage is gingivitis, which can progress to more advanced stages of gum disease if not treated. Ensuring your children take care of their teeth is one way to prevent gum disease, but this sneaky oral health problem can often happen before parents realize the signs. Here are the signs of gum disease in children as well as how it will affect your child and what you can do!

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: GUM DISEASE IN CHILDREN: SIGNS, EFFECTS, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO