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At what age should a child see a dentist?
It is generally recommended that an infant be seen by a dentist by one year of age or within six months after the first tooth comes in. The American Pediatric Association recommends that a child see the dentist by one year of age.
What exactly is Halitosis anyway?
Medically speaking, Halitosis is bad breath. It can result from poor dental hygiene and may be a sign of other health problems. The types of food you eat and drink, plus lifestyle (smoking), may contribute to bad breath.
What is the very best way to prevent gum (periodontal) disease?
Regular dental check-ups, usually every every 6 months, can detect and help prevent signs of gum/periodontal disease. Following recommended home care routine will help you to avoid disease.
What causes tooth decay?
Tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) are left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth digest these foods, turning them into acids. The bacteria, acid, food debris and saliva combine to form plaque which clings to the teeth. The acids in the plaque dissolve the enamel surface of the teeth, creating holes in the teeth called cavities.
Is tooth loss an inevitable part of aging?
No. In accordance with the ADA, tooth loss is not in relation to age. Many factors contribute to actual tooth loss. Examples are trauma, lifestyle, habits, health/disease, genetics and home care.
How often should toothbrushes be replaced?
The American Dental Association recommends to replace your toothbrush, including electrical tooth brushing heads, every three to four months. Never share toothbrushes as to eliminate the passing of bacteria.