A few reasons why your child’s teeth are worth looking after!

Here at Care32 Family Dental Care center we believe in preventive dental care and encourage our patients to bring their children to the practice from an early age. Regular examinations from a young age will ensure children won’t suffer from untreated dental decay with devastating effects to their growing dentition. Continue reading A few reasons why your child’s teeth are worth looking after!

 

Manual vs. Electric: Which Is the Better Brush?

Electric toothbrushes have been widely touted, and indeed they can be equally effective as — or in some cases even more than — manual brushes when used consistently. A variety of studies have been done comparing different power toothbrushes, and while there is agreement that power brushes are safe, results in plaque-removing capabilities of the various devices have varied.

Understanding the Research

An analysis conducted by an independent nonprofit organization, Reference by Harvard University. compared various types of electric toothbrushes. Researchers systematically sorted through the data from studies done from 1966 to 2004 that compared power brushes’ effectiveness at removing plaque, maintaining gum health, and removing stains, as well as their dependability and adverse effects. The power brushes were divided into seven groups based on how they worked.

They found that most of the power toothbrushes were no more effective than manual toothbrushes. Just one type of brush — the rotation oscillation design (where the brush heads rotate in one direction and then the other) — was consistently better at removing plaque and reducing gingivitis (gum inflammation) than a manual toothbrush. Examples of the rotation oscillation action include brushes in the Braun Oral-B Triumph and Professional Care product lines.

Who Needs an Electric Brush?

An electric toothbrush can be particularly helpful for people who have trouble reaching all corners of their mouth. For example, power brushes are useful for people with braces, parents brushing their young children’s teeth, and individuals with mental or physical disabilities that impair dexterity. The thicker handle on power models also is a plus for some older people and people with arthritis who have difficulty grasping the thinner shaft of a manual brush.

But ultimately the best brush may simply be the one you feel most comfortable with. If you have questions, bring your toothbrush to your next dental visit so your dentist can examine it. While you’re at it, demonstrate your brushing technique so your dentist or hygienist can make sure you are brushing correctly.

 

Kids’ Teeth And Cavity Protection

Even if you had cavities when you were young, your child doesn’t have to develop them. Find out how to protect kids’ teeth from tooth decay. Practices like using fluoride to strengthen teeth and eating a balanced diet can set your child up for a healthy smile for life.

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Six Month Smiles: Short Term Orthodontics for a Beautiful Smile

Six Month Smiles is a type of bracket and wire orthodontic correction for straightening the front upper and lower teeth in approximately six months; although treatment times vary depending on individual misalignment problems.

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Are you More Prone to Cavities ?

You brush and floss daily and don’t snack on sugary treats, yet you’ve had your fair share of cavities. Your friend, on the other hand, is lax with the dental hygiene and lives on energy drinks and junk food, yet rarely has a cavity. What gives? Continue reading Are you More Prone to Cavities ?

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics

  • What is orthodontics?
  • What causes orthodontic problems (malocclusions)?
  • Is orthodontic treatment important?
  • At what age can people have orthodontic treatment?
  • How is treatment accomplished?
  • How do braces feel?
  • Are there alternatives to metal braces?
  • Do teeth with braces need special care?

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Give Your Child’s Smile a Bright Start . . . For an Even Brighter Future

Did you know that cavities are the most chronic childhood disease?

Cavities are five times more common than asthma. Children with pain from tooth decay typically miss more school and have lower grade point averages than their peers. But cavities are nearly 100% preventable, and it’s easy to protect your child’s oral health and ensure a bright future.

It’s never too early to start! Adopting healthy habits at any age can help prevent painful tooth decay and affect your child’s learning and future success.

Dental health is part of overall health, and healthy teeth—even baby teeth—are important for life-long health. Here are some guidelines you can follow at every stage that will help keep your child’s smile healthy.

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