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One of the biggest responsibilities you have as a parent is choosing the right medical and dental care providers for your kids. While it may seem as if the easiest way to handle things is to pick the first professionals you run across, you owe your children more than that. You should take the time to screen different professionals until you find the right professionals to care for them. For example, a pediatric dentist is the best professional to care for your children’s teeth and gums.

It doesn’t matter how old your children are, as long as they are under the age of 19 (in some cases 21), they can benefit from being seen and treated by a pediatric dentist. This professional has undergone additional training so that they can provide the best quality dental care for children and young adults. It is important that you take your children to see this type of professional at least six months after they get their first tooth. Even if you haven’t taken them to this type of professional before, there is nothing wrong with doing so now. The sooner you take them to this professional, the easier it will be for you to prevent them from developing any anxieties and fears. Keep in mind that it is much easier to prevent issues and phobias than it is to try and dispel them later on; especially if it is from a care provider.

Finding a good pediatric dentist to care for your children’s teeth and gums throughout their childhood and teenage years is something that you take seriously. In order to improve your chances of finding the best professional, you may need to research and contact several professionals. Ask them if they are accepting new patients. Find out what type of dental care they provide to their patients. Find out what licenses and credentials they hold. Go online and verify their credentials and look for reviews, praises and complaints that may exist for these professionals. Depending on what your results are, you may need to also schedule an appointment with them, so you can better determine whether or not they will be the best candidate to care for your children’s oral health. Don’t assume that just because everything looks good on paper that any particular professional is a good fit. You need to go to their practice, inspect the facilities and meet with them and the other staff members. You need to make sure that your children are going to be cared for in an environment in which they feel calm, comfortable, safe and relaxed.

The more effort you put into choosing a good pediatric dentist for your kids, the better you will be able to instill in them the importance of practicing and keeping good dental hygiene. You are also instilling in them the importance of having regular checkups and treatments. By doing your part, you can provide them with the foundation they need to be responsible about their dental health.

Source by Aloysius Aucoin

Nestling in the lap of enchanting terrain, Munnar is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala. Snuggled in the peaceful surroundings, the hill station offers a spectacular view of low-flying clouds, misty valleys and cascading waterfalls.

Major Tourist Attraction in Munnar

Anaimudi Peak

Anaimudi Peak is proud to be the highest peak in south India. Adventure lovers can explore the fascinating trekking routes and enjoy campaigning at an altitude of 2700 m to get a glimpse of picturesque view of lofty hilly terrains. It is a heaven for nature enthusiasts to relax in the tranquil environ away from hustle and bustle of busy cities.

Pothamedu

The splendour of bountiful nature awaits the travel buffs across the globe. Pothamedu offers a panoramic view of sprawling coffee, tea and cardamom plantations. Enjoy the mountain walk and trekking amidst the lush green hilly areas to make your Munnar tour more memorable.

Devikulam

Devikulam, is a destination for solace, blessed with sprawling velvet green lawns and serene ambiance. Spot some exotic flora and fauna species here. Rejuvenate your mind and soul in the bracing cool environ to feel refreshed. Feast your eyes with a majestic view of tranquil Sita Devi Lake. The scenic charm of the place makes it an idol spot for picnickers.

Evarikulam National Park

Evarikulam National Park, spread in an area of 97 sq km, is tucked at a distance of 16 km from Munnar. The park is a great delight for wildlife enthusiasts to spot some exotic species of fauna such as lion-tailed macaque, elephants, Nilgiri tahr and many more.

Kuthumkal Waterfalls

Kuttumkal waterfalls is also one of the major tourist attractions in Munnar. The foggy waterfall cascades from scintillating height which fascinates every visitor.

Source by Nisha Kaur

It is most likely that the recovery of a tooth extraction will only take a couple of days, but there are some instructions that will lower the risk for post-operative issues (like the so-called Dry Socket) and may help on the road to recovery.

Always follow the instructions of your dentist to avoid slight or even serious problems, so: Be a good patient and pay attention to your dentist.

Here are some DO’s and DON’Ts for your after-care process:

  • Bite down hard on the moist cotton gauze the dentist placed over the extraction wound for 30-45 minutes to support a solid blood clot to form. At home a wet tea bag can serve as a replacement. If it keeps bleeding contact the dentist.
  • While the mouth is still numb because of the local anaesthesia, be very careful not to bite or burn the lip, the inside of your cheeks or your tongue.
  • Do not touch the wound with the fingers to not infect the wound with bacteria that might be on your hands.
  • Don’t rub the wound with the tongue or suck on the tooth socket, this may release the clot of blood.
  • Try to relax after the extraction. Lie down, but put a pillow under the head, lying flat may extend the bleeding.
  • Use an ice pack on the outside of your cheek in the area of the extraction for the first 24 hours to keep the swelling at a minimum. Some patients find it pleasant to melt an ice cube in the mouth to cool the inside as well.

Most important: do not smoke or drink alcohol for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Nicotine can break down the blood clot and cause a wound healing disorder like the painful “Dry Socket”, while consuming alcohol will dilute your blood and hence might increase the chance of bleeding. Even if you follow all advices, problems might still occur. Never hesitate to contact your dentist if you encounter too much bleeding or pain.

Source by Jorn Matijsen

Becoming a cosmetic dentist will take many years of schooling. There is much to learn in this field and it will take time to learn what is needed. Included in the years of study will be many hours of hands on training to make sure that each student has seen everything there is to see and will have experience once they go out into the real world looking for employment. The field of dentistry is a very complex field and this is not the career field for everyone. For those who are dedicated and who put the time in, the field of dentistry can be very rewarding.

The title of cosmetic dentist is one that dentists, once they are out in the working world, give to themselves. There is no specialty during dental school where a student can take certain courses to qualify to be a cosmetic dentist. The title of cosmetic dentist is made up of different procedures that are all lumped together. Before any student can even begin to decide what they would like to specialize in, a student first needs to choose a college and obtain their four year degree. Some dental schools will only require a two year degree but most require a four year degree.

After finishing up a four year degree, a student who wishes to continue on to dental school will then apply for dental school. In dental school, students will choose either general dentistry or they will choose a specialty. Depending on which option is chosen, that will determine the length of time that a student is in school. Students who choose a specialty will spend more time in dental school because there will be more in depth subjects to cover and learn.

Once a student graduates from dental school, they will be able to pursue employment. Once a student has become a dentist and begins working, they will then be able to perform the tasks of a cosmetic dentist. A cosmetic dentist performs tasks that improve the look of a person’s teeth, gums, or bite and many of these procedures are performed daily at every dental office. It does take many years to become a dentist but for those who put in the time and the effort to learn what is being taught, they will excel in their craft and help many people over the course of their careers. Dentistry can be a rewarding career path for the right person.

Source by Chris J. Phillips

Early records of strength training date back to 3600 BC when Chinese emperors made their subjects exercise daily (Webster 1976). During the Chou Dynasty subjects were required to pass weight- lifting tests before entering the military. There is large amount of evidence that indicates weight training was part of life in ancient Greece and India. In fact, the Greeks built numerous sculptures of people lifting stone weights.

Numerous systems of training have been proposed over the years. The accumulation of experience and different philosophies has led us to the current training methods utilized today. Keep in mind; many authorities have varied greatly from the original purpose of strength and conditioning. Hard work and dedication formed the foundation of earlier training methods. Today the opposite has occurred in numerous settings as easy work and quick fixes form the foundation of most people’s regimens.

During the 16th century in Europe books on weight training began to surface. Sir Thomas Elyot’s book on the topic was published in England in 1531. Joachim Camerius, a lecturer at Leipzig University, wrote several books in 1544 recommending that weight training should be a key activity offered in the model school. John Paugh published a book in 1728 titled A Physiological, Theoretic and Practical Treatise on the Utility of Muscular Exercise for Restoring the Power to the limbs, which pointed out the benefits offered by weight training for rehab purposes. In the 1860’s, Archibald Maclaren, devised the first formal system of physical training with dumbbells and barbells for the British Army.

The showmen and strongman entertainers of the 19th Century heavily contributed to methods used today in the fitness and Sports Conditioning industry. From extensive research iron game historian David Webster credits Italian circus and fairground performer, Felice Napoli as the one who popularized strongman performances on an international scale. Disciples of Napoli include Professor Attila (Louis Durlacher) and Eugen Sandow (Frederick Muller). Attila became well known and he attracted some of the world’s most well known physical culturists and many rulers of Europe. His list of students included King George of Greece, King Edward of England, Crown Prince Frederick who became King Haakon of Norway, the six children of King Christian of Denmark, the Queen Mother Alexandra of England, Princess Dagmar (Empress of Russia and mother of Tsar Nicholas), and the Duchess of Cumberland.

At the time training the wealthy was a much respected occupation. We have what we call personal trainers today. The current protocols used by the majority of today’s trainers are a far cry from the original teachings and benefits provided by trainers. The fame and notoriety of trainers of those days was a result of the public displays of extraordinary physical feats. These events were often attended by royalty and were highly acclaimed for their promotion of physical well-being.

Eugen Sandow, born in Koningsberg in East Russia in 1867, was recruited for his teachings by presidents and rulers from around the world. Nine kings and queens and many princes of Europe, as well as US presidents William Taft and Woodrow Wilson endorsed Sandow’s book Life is Movement. Sandow was a successful strongman as well as a promoter of formal fitness and health management. He emphasized that physical education and sport should be an integral part of the school system. He also toured the world lecturing and promoting physical culture as a means of improving the quality of life.

Most authorities recognize Sandow, as one of the most important figures in the history of fitness, with the history of his work revealing that the modern phenomenon of science based fitness training is not a novel invention. Sandow promoted the importance of strength and skill as being the cornerstone of fitness. A half a century later Dr Kenneth Cooper proposed that being fit was primarily dependent on aerobic conditioning. Approximately 25 years later the important role of strength training has once again been recognized by the academia.

In Russia during the same period Vladislav Krayevsky founded the St Petersburg Amateur Weightlifting Society (1885). Many respected scientists, athletes; artists became his students, including famous strongman George Hackenschmidt, who credited Krayevsky for teaching him all he knew. Hackenschmidt mentioned in his book The Way To Live that some of the world’s strongest men of the era, including Sandow were trained using Krayevsky’s system.

Krayevsky’s work and the popularity of his students had a major effect on weightlifting in Russia. Not only was he a renowned teacher, but he also achieved significant numbers in barbell lifts himself. He was the president of the jury at the first world championships in Vienna in 1898.

Krayevsky wrote two of his fundamental works during the period of 1896-1899. The writings were titled The Catechism of Health-Rules for Athletes and The Development of Physical Strength with Kettlebells and without Kettlebells. The Catechism of Health-Rules for Athletes was sent to press December 9th 1899, but was never published and is now preserved in manuscript form. His other book was published in 1900 and reprinted three times (1902, 1909, 1916) after his death (1901).

Krayevsky was well studied on the history of physical culture and all forms of gymnastics. He was knowledgeable about Swedish gymnastics and noted its therapeutic benefits, but his concern with the lack of scientific data of the Swedish system led him to recruit experimentalists to research it.

Many of Krayevsky’s recommendations are still used today. His recommendations include medical control of an athlete’s health, consistent training and varying load patterns, full spectrum physical development, psychological development and avoidance of smoking and alcohol.

The early strength pioneers developed numerous devices in regards to strength training including cable machines, kettlebells, barbells, dumbbells, odd-shaped bars, thick grip bars, weighted boots, isolation machines and various throwing devices. Yet 50 years later there are numerous people who claim to have invented this machinery. In today’s industry there are many systems and people promoting their new systems, which are not really new at all.

The development of different scientific and educational cultures split the West and East as their promotion of physical activity was vaguely different. During the years following the World Wars Russia and Europe still continued to promote various elements of physical strength, power and skill while the West primarily promoted aerobics. Kenneth Cooper’s book Aerobics was popular at the time as well as Swedish endurance exercise research. According to Cooper and the Swedish researchers cardiac and general health depended primarily on prolonged endurance work. Supporters of the endurance doctrine heavily protested strength training. Cooper told the world strength training promoted a beautiful body but did nothing for health.

During the same period that the aerobics craze was running wild in the West Russians and Eastern Europeans accumulated extensive international information on strength and sports training while developing comprehensive educational programs to promote their findings. Most schools offered weightlifting and within a few decades there were approximately 1 million weightlifters in the USSR. Strength training became a key element in all sports training programs in the USSR while the attitude in the West was that weight training would slow athletes down and limit their range of motion. Consequently Russia dominated the Olympic Games, especially in Olympic Weightlifting, at the same time the aerobic doctrine became gospel in the West.

The Russian dominance has often been attributed to the use of anabolic-androgenic drugs, but the sporting use of these drugs was actually introduced in by the West first. It is probably more accurate to say that the Eastern nations dominated due to their special strength science and understanding of comprehensive sports conditioning. On the topic of drug usage no one uses more drugs than Pro bodybuilders, which are predominantly Americans.

In the West today the majority of gyms, trainers, academia and coaches are still ill informed when it comes to fitness and Sports Conditioning. The aerobic endurance crazes still dominates in most cases, yet this makes up a minor portion of fitness. All one needs to do is study the science and abundant evidence that supports the numerous health and fitness benefits of a proper strength-training program to realize its importance.

References

Siff, M.C (2000) Supertraining. Mel Siff.

Copyright 2005 Jamie Hale

Source by Jamie Hale

Your teeth may be at risk. Did you know that consuming acidic foods and drinks can lead to acid erosion of your teeth? Once softened by acid exposure, your tooth enamel becomes weakened and can be more easily worn away, even by just brushing your teeth! If you tend to grind your teeth at night, you can quickly do some serious damage.

Often the first sign of this problem is increased sensitivity to cold air or liquids. Bouts of acid exposure will open up the pores on your teeth, and any areas of dentin exposure, such as root surfaces, can become very sensitive.

Teeth softened by acid are much more vulnerable to decay. That can mean a lot of extensive dental treatment.

Serious damage from acid doesn’t happen with a single exposure, and your teeth have some capacity to recover (re-mineralize). However, many repeated exposures can lead to severe, irreversible destruction of your teeth.

This is HUGE problem. I’m very alarmed by how much acid erosion and the resulting tooth sensitivity I’m seeing.

And most people have absolutely NO IDEA that it’s happening to them.

This is a Real Threat…

In the past few years, I have seen more and more patients who are presenting with this problem. One patient in particular, she was a new patient to my practice. Her teeth were worn right down to their gum line! Ouch! I also noticed that many younger adults who consume large quantities of cola drinks and their teeth were being decimated by tooth decay (more on that issue later).

This problem of acid erosion isn’t just age specific. I see a LOT of it in all ages, and it seems to be getting worse every year. Sure, people are living longer and keeping their natural teeth. Yet, that still doesn’t explain all the damage I’m seeing.

Beware the acid bombs!

A key factor in this “epidemic” of acid damage is our modern diet. Many of the foods and drinks that we consume contain highly elevated levels of acid.

Acids commonly added to our food include citric acid, acetic acid (vinegar), and phosphoric acid – all of which can significantly harm your enamel. So make sure you read the ingredients label.

Why are these acids being added?

In most cases, to assist in preservation. It’s widespread within the food industry.

Benzoic acid and its salt forms (sodium benzoate, potassium benzoate, etc.) are amongst the most widely used food preservative in the world. It’s cheap and very effective. Prolonged shelf life translates into higher profits. In the food industry, it is used in wide range of items from jams, juices and salad dressings to ice cream, soft drinks and candies. It’s also used in toothpaste, mouthwash, and as a rust inhibitor in anti-freeze.

Being weakly acidic, benzoic acid won’t harm your enamel directly. This chemical’s preservative effect is pH dependent – it works best in a low pH (acidic) environment. Other strong acids are being added to food and beverage products to establish a low enough pH for this preservative to work. Many food substances, such as soft drinks, ice cream, and candies, are being acidified (juiced up) this way. That’s the big, hidden acid spike many of us are being hit with!

On a further note, benzoic acid can combine with ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

to form benzene – a known carcinogen. Vitamin C is often added to food or beverage products as an anti-oxidant. These two ingredients are still being used together in a wide range of beverages throughout the World (fortunately banned in North America). Another good reason to read those ingredient labels.

Watch out for the Double Dose!

A high sugar and strong acid combo make some of these food and beverages particularly devastating for your teeth. Bacteria in your mouth can aggressively metabolize any available sugar to produce lactic acid. That means your teeth will be exposed to even more acid. That’s why a lot of children have re occurring decay. They constantly got hit with a double dose of acid from all the cola drinks they drink!

Diet drinks may be marginally easier on your teeth, but some sugar substitutes (aspartame) can add an extra punch to the acid attack on our bodies.

More than Just Our Teeth…

The harm from overexposure to acid only begins with our teeth. These synthetic “acid bombs” we’re consuming can alter our internal chemistry and dramatically affect our overall health.

Our bodies will attempt to compensate for this excess dietary acid, but at a price. Our alkaline reserves are gradually being depleted, and as that happens, we start suffering from the many consequences of chronic acidosis.

The following are some of the dangerous effects of chronic acidosis…

* Minerals (mainly calcium) are leeched from our organs and bones to neutralize the excess acid. As calcium is leeched from our bones, we can eventually suffer from osteoporosis.

* Our kidneys are overburdened by the acid buildup and experience higher incidence of kidney stones.

* Digestion suffers because excess systemic acid can inhibit the production of stomach acid as well as the alkalizing salts from the gall bladder and pancreas. We’re left with poorly digested, acidic food in our intestine that brings on cramping, bloating and risk of intestinal infections.

* Capillary blood flow slows down and the removal of acid waste on a cellular level is blocked, increasing the effects of cellular aging and raising the risk of cellular transmutation (cancer).

* Acid accumulation in the pancreas interferes with insulin production, leading to diabetes.

* Our energy levels drop off and we suffer from chronic fatigue.

* Fat accumulates around our vital organs (to protect them) and we put on extra weight.

Chronic acidosis has been cited as the hidden but deadly disease that’s the primary cause of many of the serious ailments we suffer from. Dr. Leigh Connealy states “Acidosis literally destroys the body from the inside out, paving the way for disease to take over.

Watch Out for These Acidic Foods!

Soft drinks (including lemon iced-tea)

Sports drinks – Gatorade, Powerade, etc.

Energy Drinks – Red Bull, Full Throttle, etc.

Citrus Fruits – lemons, limes, grapefruit, etc.

Fruit salad

Fruit juices – lemonade, grapefruit, orange, apple, cranberry, etc.

Chewable Vitamin C (never suck on them)

Candies (particularly sour candies)

Vinegar

Vinegar-based products such as salad dressing and ketchup

White or red wine

The Bottom Line: Loss of enamel is progressive. If left to advance, your teeth may become severely compromised.

What You Can Do:

* Be alarmed. Take this seriously and don’t let your teeth become casualties in the food wars. Pay attention to ingredients and start limiting your exposure to acidic food and beverages.

* Get real. Call junk food it what it is, not a “special treat” that you’ve earned. Avoid associating “comfort” with bad food choices. Try choosing healthy snack alternatives such as nuts and raw veggies

* Stop the pop! Find healthy alternatives, such as mineral water. If you do indulge, limit the frequency, time length, and concentration of acid exposure.

* Cut out the candy. Tame your sweet tooth before addiction consumes you. Sour candies, being dosed up with citric, malic, and/or tartaric acids, are extra nasty.

* Limit your exposure time. Eating or drinking something slowly throughout the day will do more harm than one big exposure.

* Water your juices down. Many juices have concentrated sugar and acid content, to the point that they cannot even quench your thirst. Consider adding at least half water (2/3 is my preference). Stay away from lemon iced-tea.

* Good Hygiene. Maintain brushing & flossing habits. Be sure to use fluoridated toothpaste to help strengthen your teeth. Avoid brushing your teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods or drinks, as this is when enamel is at its softest and most likely to be damaged. Simply rinse with water instead.

* We can help. Stay healthy and keep your teeth for life by keeping up your hygiene visits. We’ll keep tabs on acid damage. If the damage is already significant, we can help restore & protect the affected teeth with options such as bonding, porcelain veneers, or crowns.

Source by Greg Prior, D.D.S.

If you are one of the more than 30 million Americans who grind their teeth, your dentist has probably recommended you buy a mouth guard. When it comes to the choice between buying a $10 to $50 custom-moldable or custom configurable mouth guard, and buying a $300 to $700 dentist-made mouth guard, you might not be surprised that most dentists recommend the dentist-made mouth guards. But who benefits more from these dentist-made mouth guards, you or your dentist?

In a recent phone survey conducted in the Boston area, various dentists were charging between $300 and $700 for exactly the same dentist-made mouth guard, so if you decide to go for a dentist-made mouth guard to keep your tooth grinding from wearing down your teeth, you might want to be a smart shopper and call around first to compare prices.

I inquired recently at the Yankee Dental Congress in Boston how much the dentist-made mouth guards cost the dentists to make. The various companies that make the systems used to make the guards said the price of the materials is about $12 per custom mouth guard. Add to that technician time, and they assured me “the cost is well under $100 – these are very high-profit items for dentists“. I was not shocked, but this does seem to present a possible conflict of interest for a dentist deciding whether to recommend you buy an inexpensive over-the-counter mouth guard or an expensive dentist-made mouth guard.

More and more brands of inexpensive custom-moldable or custom-configurable mouth guards have become available in recent years. Some of the units were designed by dentists who say they are just as good (or in some cases better) than the dentist-made mouth guards. 

Any mouth guard could make your pain worse if the feel of it winds up feeding your tooth grinding and clenching habit and having you grind and clench more. Since dentists don’t offer money-back guarantees on the custom mouth guards they make, you might want to try one or two of the inexpensive over-the-counter versions before you plunk down the big bucks for a dentist-made mouth guard. You might also want to try biofeedback, which can be tried for free, to see if that can significantly reduce your tooth grinding and clenching and reduce or eliminate your pain.  There are many other things you can try, and it makes sense to try first the things that can be tried for free or with a money-back guarantee. 

Source by Lee Weinstein

Having a job as a bank teller is a fantastic job to have for several reasons. For starters, you get to work with the public. If you are a people person, this is great. You get to converse with a variety of people and help them with their finances. You can, for example let them know of other opportunities in the bank that they may not be aware of. Opportunities to make more money in a certificate of deposit or money market account, perhaps a no fee Visa (if one is offered) would benefit them or perhaps suggest how to use the equity in their home with a home equity loan, just to name a few. If you are not a people person, then this definitely is not the job for you.

Another advantage is that you get to work inside in a nice dry and warm office in the winter and a nice cool and dry office in the summer. This may not seem like a big deal until you have a job working in the elements. The rain, snow, sleet and sun can be torture unless you get a perfect 75 degree day and for most of the country, those days are few and far between.

Working as a bank teller comes with a lot of responsibility. Because you are working with other peoples’ money, you have to be trustworthy and a person of integrity. Not just anyone can pass the screening tests and be bonded. As you can imagine, the bank goes to a lot of trouble and expense to ensure their employees can be trusted with large sums of money. The bank doesn’t want to take any unnecessary losses and lose credibility with the public. The bank doesn’t want to see its name in the newspaper talking about how an unscrupulous employee embezzled thousands of dollars or how an employee helped with a bank heist.

Banks are known for having good benefits. Not only do they offer medical and dental coverage, but they also typically offer tuition reimbursement. If you are going to college or thinking about going back to college, having the bank pay for a portion of your tuition can really help out your budget. Speaking of college students, teller jobs are great for college students who have flexible schedules and are available for working on Saturdays and extended hours at in-store branches.

Another great thing about working for a bank is that it opens doors to opportunities outside the bank. Customers who have had an opportunity to see you in action and have liked what they saw, may let you know of opportunities in their organization. Not only that, but should you ever seek employment outside the bank, listing on your resume that you have worked at bank will give you a great deal of credibility. Bank tellers are known for being honest, trustworthy, dependable, accurate, ethical and responsible. These are the attributes most employers are looking for in a long-term employee and having experience working as a bank teller will most likely give you the advantage over your competition.

Source by Joy Peterson

Starting oral care at an early age is necessary to ensuring total health to your kids. Oral hygiene habits should be taught from the young age itself so that the little ones grow into adults with knowledge of oral health. For that reason, parents should teach their children how to brush, how to clean their teeth and how to follow basic steps to brushing to avoid oral problems in future. Even dentists recommend that brushing should start the moment the first tooth emerges in the kid. The more you delay the more it will have bad effect on their oral health in future.

You should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and wet it with water to brush the infant teeth. You can consult the dentist to know whether you should use a fluoride toothpaste for the infant. It’s good to use even less than a pea-sized amount of the paste when your kid is less than two years old. And when children the age of 6-8 years, you can let them brush on own though you can keep an eye to make sure the child cleans all areas in the mouth. Such children must be taught to brush twice a day, once in the morning and then at night, for better oral care.

More so, parents can also choose electric toothbrush which is often battery-powered, and which provides better cleaning against plaque. It’s also necessary to change the toothbrush every three to four months to not allow frayed or worn-out bristles cause harm to your child’s teeth. It is also helpful to teach your child how to rinse the mouth with water as this can complement the brushing well. In most cases, children may not know the right way to brushing and it’s the duty of parents to teach them this. They can be taught how to clean the mouth and teeth thoroughly for maintaining oral health.

Further, children should also know the right technique or method to brushing their teeth as this can cerate the whole difference to their oral care exercise. Apart from brushing gently and thoroughly, the child should be taught to angle the toothbrush at 45-degrees towards the gums of the teeth for effective cleaning. Little ones should also know how to move the toothbrush gently in a back-and-forth motion using short strokes along the gums and teeth for effective cleaning. By using this technique to all corners of the mouth, you can achieve total cleaning easily and this is how pearly whites become a reality.

Source by Akshay Kumar Sharma

Dental bonding is a simple, painless procedure that your dentist can do for you right in his office in one visit. In dental bonding the dentist will apply a layer of tooth colored plastic resin to the teeth, which they will then cure with light that in essence “resurfaces” the teeth without using veneers or crowns.

Cost Efficient

This is a cheaper, quicker, yet effective method of giving you that perfect smile than using porcelain crowns. Dental bonding is not only used for covering discolored teeth, but also is used to close unsightly gaps between the teeth, repair chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth, lengthen “short” looking teeth, as well as re-contour the entire mouth, rather than using more costly and labor intensive crowns.

Dental bonding can also be used to repair cracks or breaks in teeth without having to use more costly and invasive procedures such as pulling the tooth for implants, or grinding the tooth for porcelain crowns or caps, as the resin can be made to match the color of the surrounding/existing teeth.

Dental bonding can be used as a structural repair for broken or rotted teeth as well as a cosmetic repair for crooked or discolored teeth and often at a fraction of the cost of other more invasive repairs such as implants and crowns. Dental bonding will last from around seven years to as long as ten or eleven years with proper care.

Better Alternatives

Often, smaller repairs may be completed in one visit, but larger fillings usually require two visits as your dentist will make a mold of the filling needed, then put a temporary filling in place while the permanent filling is made and color matched in a dental lab.

Advantages of dental bonding fillings as opposed to the old style silver fillings are that the boned material requires less healthy tooth material to be removed and it actually sticks, or bonds, to the tooth whereas the old style silver fillings required more healthy tooth to be removed and does not stick to the tooth.

The bonded material filling is also able to be color matched to your tooth and so is virtually invisible. Dental bonding may also be used to correct crooked teeth without the time and expense of braces. To straighten crooked teeth the dentist will merely go over your existing teeth with the bonding material the shape and contour the material to create the desired effect.

After the desired look has been achieved the dentist will finish the job by polishing the bonded material to a healthy luster, giving you the finished product of a perfect smile. Ask your dentist about dental bonding and see if it is right for you.

Source by David L Greene

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