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Patients should ‘seek help for fractured teeth’

Wed

Anyone with broken teeth should organise a trip to see the dentist.

Individuals who have chipped, broken or fractured teeth have been urged to contact a dental professional to get these problems fixed.

According to the Hattiesburg American, a dentist’s evaluation of broken teeth is critical, even if a person does suffer from pain or bleeding.

The publication stated that sharp teeth can damage the lips and cheeks, as well having the possibility of harbouring excessive amounts of bacteria that could lead to tooth decay in the future.

As a result, people should seek advice as soon as a problem occurs, as failing to seek treatment could be extremely detrimental in the long term and could adversely impact on their overall – not just oral – health.

Elsewhere, the Tennessean recently reported more dentists are seeing patients who have damaged their oral health through excessive teeth grinding.

Research from the Chicago Dental Society showed that workplace stresses and financial worries are leading to more people grinding their teeth.

Tooth development linked to treatments

Fri

Children’s tooth development linked to future problems.

Children who have fewer teeth coming through by the age of one could be more prone to orthodontic problems in the future, a new study has shown. tooth development

The Telegraph reported the research – which was carried out by teams from Imperial College London, the University of Bristol and the University of Oulu in Finland – showed the delayed appearance of milk teeth has a direct correllation with the need for emergency dentistry treatments as a child grows.

She told the newspaper: “The discoveries of genetic and environmental determinants of human development will help us to understand the development of many disorders which appear later in life.”

Elsewhere, Tod Bigelow recently wrote in a blog for Hattiesburg American parents have been advised by the American Dental Association that letting their children use pacifiers after the age of two could have a detrimental effect on the development of their teeth.

He noted it can lead to a narrowing of the upper jaw in relation to the lower jaw, resulting in an improper bite.

Parents advised: Stop children using pacifiers

Thu

Children should not suck on a pacifier past two.

Parents have been advised that letting their children use pacifiers after the age of two could have a detrimental effect on the development of their teeth. children pacifiers

Tod Bigelow wrote in a blog for Hattiesburg American that a study carried out by the American Dental Association has shown that sucking on a pacifier can be a problem behaviour as children get older, as it can lead to a narrowing of the upper jaw in relation to the lower jaw, resulting in an improper bite.

He noted: “The study reveals that children who continue past age two increase the risk of developing protruding front teeth.”

Elsewhere, My West Texas recently reported that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month in the US and as a result, parents are being urge to ensure their children eat less sugar in order to boost oral health.

Dental professional at Casa de Amigos Fran Billingsley noted eating excessive amounts of sugar can be detrimental to a child’s oral health. She also urged parents to make regular appointments for check-ups.

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