Of course, only your Summerville dentist knows for sure, but there are some things parents can watch out for. Younger kids, aged 7-10, may need orthodontic treatment if they’ve been sucking their thumbs for a while or have upper teeth that stick out a bit. Read more
Back to school also means back to sports for a lot of kids.
If your child is participating in a sport, you want to make sure they have the proper gear to stay safe. This means helmets and mouth guards for contact sports, such as football. Talk to your dentist about custom mouth guards and ask your child’s coach about helmet use. Safety is a priority!
Two brands recently came out with silicone toothbrushes that have antibacterial properties and bristles that are gentle on the teeth. Since the silicone bristles are nonporous, they carry less bacteria than the standard toothbrush. And softer bristles are needed by people who tend to brush too hard.
Professionals say there is still more research needed on how well they remove plaque since that’s as important as removing bacteria.
We agree with the experts in the article that an electric toothbrush is generally the best way to go for most people. But because this is more ergonomic than most toothbrushes, it could be a good option for people who have difficulty holding a brush.
We came across a post on DentistryIQ.com about work/life balance in the dental profession.
The suggestions are useful for anyone struggling to find time and achieve that balance. The author talked about giving up social media, saying ‘no’, and not watching television.
Have you tried any of the suggestions in the article? Are there others not mentioned that have helped you stay balanced?