When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.
Halloween is supposed to be the spookiest time of the year, but for many kids, it's seen mostly as a candy jackpot. If you want to keep those scary cavities away from your child this Halloween, here are some tips that might help.
Everything in Moderation
You were hopefully planning on putting limits on just how much candy your kid can have every day anyway, but it's worth repeating here. There's nothing wrong with satisfying your sweet tooth, as long as it's done in moderation. Pick a specific time of the day or night when your child is allowed to dig into the candy stash. Limit your child to a specific number of pieces and then take the candy away until the next day. Your goal here is to avoid having your child's teeth coated in sugar 24/7 from constantly reaching for yet another piece of candy.
Make Brushing or at Least Rinsing a Candy Requirement
When your child is done with his or her daily allotment of candy, it's time to jump into action before all of that sugar can settle in. Ideally, your child will be able to brush his or her teeth shortly after eating the last bite of candy. If this is not ideal, at least encourage your child to rinse his or her mouth. Even swishing with water is better than nothing and can help get some of that chocolate coating off of your child's tooth enamel.
Follow the Same Rules
Not to be a buzzkill, but if you really want your child to follow good oral hygiene this Halloween, make sure you and your spouse get in on the oral care fun as well. Perhaps you can share a piece of candy with your child at the allotted time each day and then start brushing or rinsing yourself. Younger children especially often want to be just like Mom and Dad, so take advantage of this fact while you still can.
Halloween is known for causing nightmares, but all of that sugar in your child's candy stash can cause terrors of another sort. If you want to avoid having your child go into the local kids dentist with multiple cavities, practice moderation this fall when it's time to enjoy the spoils of trick or treating. Encourage your child to practice good oral care after a candy session and feel free to join them in their daily routine, so they have some extra encouragement.Share
22 October 2018