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Prevention is the Key to Good Oral Healthcare

Saturday, May. 18th 2024 7:27 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13% of children and teens have untreated cavities. Not having cavities treated by a dental professional can lead to more serious dental problems. Children with poor oral health are nearly three times more likely to miss school due to needing severe or emergency dental treatment. That accounts for almost one-fourth of missed school time for dental needs. The cost of dental care becomes more of an issue as simple filling turns into more significant, more costly dental care issues.

Why do some parents postpone dental care for their children?

There could be various reasons why parents postpone dental care for their children. One of the most common reasons is the fear of their child having a negative experience or feeling anxious during the dental visit. Additionally, some parents may not have dental insurance or may not be able to afford the cost of dental care. Others may forget or not prioritize dental appointments, especially if their child is not experiencing any pain or discomfort. However, it’s important to remember that regular dental checkups can prevent more serious dental issues from arising and can promote good oral health habits in children from a young age.

Posted on May. 18th 2024 | by carol | in Kids Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Can I Use Whitening Stripes? 

Friday, Apr. 5th 2024 9:15 AM

Question: I am a minor with yellowish-looking teeth. I hate to smile because I do not have white teeth, and my mom will not pay to whiten my teeth at the dentist. I also asked to use whitening strips, but she says she was told they could make your teeth sensitive and would prefer for me not to. Is that true? And can I still buy them if I am a minor? 

Answer: Your mother is correct. Whiten strips can make your teeth sensitive. You can find a lower dosage product or use them for a shorter time. If your teeth are getting sensitive to the strips, you may want to stop treatment for a while. However, that being said, it is still something your mother would need to approve before you use any white strips. Ask your mother if you can start using a *toothpaste product with whitening. As for whether you can buy white strips as a minor, I suggest not going behind your mother’s back and doing something that she has already advised against.

  •  Toothpaste products with whitening agents can help remove surface stains from your teeth, making them appear brighter and whiter. However, they may not be as effective as other whitening treatments, such as professional dental or whitening strips. It’s essential to note that toothpaste products with whitening may take longer to show visible results, but they are a safer and more affordable approach to whitening teeth. Maintaining good oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding foods and drinks that can stain your teeth is also important.
Posted on Apr. 5th 2024 | by carol | in Teeth Whitening | No Comments »

Connecticut dental insurance, Kids teeth care

Saturday, Jan. 22nd 2011 8:18 AM

Connecticut dental insurance, Kids teeth care:   What are some good ways of getting your four year old to start brushing on his own correctly.  My son just plays around he not really brushing his teeth.  I still have to brush for him once in a while. 

I think if it was not for me flossing his teeth at night and standing over him while he brushes he would have bad teeth by now.   I know he young yet so I do not mind but I want him to start learning because I do feel he is behind on this.  Would love to hear some good tips

Posted on Jan. 22nd 2011 | by admin | in Dental Care | No Comments »

Kids teeth care, brushing baby teeth

Sunday, Nov. 21st 2010 9:52 AM

My daughter is five and I still more or less brushing her teeth for her because when she does it and I watch her she really just playing around.   How can I really get her to brush her teeth right.  She does not put of a fuss about burshing she just does not do it right.   Am I pushing her too soon?  She is five but I hear that some kids brush on their own much sooner.  Advise please.

Posted on Nov. 21st 2010 | by admin | in Dental Care | No Comments »

Kids teeth care, my son is only six and needs two crowns for baby teeth

Sunday, Oct. 31st 2010 7:22 AM

I would like some advise please.  I took my six year old son to see a dentist.  Now it has been about a year since he last seen a dentist because I was between dental insurance plans.   The new dentist we went to see says he has two back molars that have very large cavities and should be filled and crowned in order to save the teeth

This seems like a lot of work for just one year absent from seeing a dentist.  I take care of my son teeth and they were find only a year ago.  Does this sound possible to you?  Should I be tyring to get a second opinion?

Posted on Oct. 31st 2010 | by admin | in Dental Care | 3 Comments »

Kids teeth care, getting a good preventive dental insurance plan

Thursday, Oct. 21st 2010 9:52 AM

My son is 16 months and my daughter is three and we would like to get dental insurance that offer free to very low cost prevent dental care.   We are not the type of family that have bad teeth or will get bad teeth.  I make sure my kids teeth are being brush and floss and my children have been seeing a dentist since they frist started teething.

It just getting costly and I know if I take the time to buy dental insurane it will save me money.  Can you advise a good plan for this out here in FL.  I thank you for any help.

Posted on Oct. 21st 2010 | by admin | in Dental Care | No Comments »

Kids teeth care, how many cleanings are nessary

Monday, Sep. 13th 2010 10:37 AM

I just got dental insurance for my family and my three year old went to see the dentist we picked for her.  The dentist is wanting to see my daughter four times a year for a cleaning.  Our insurance covers for only two.  Is not four times a year a bit excessive?  I was always told two times a year was good enough.   I this dentist just trying to get more money from us?

Posted on Sep. 13th 2010 | by admin | in Cleaning | No Comments »

Kids teeth care, getting your five year old to brush

Saturday, Jul. 17th 2010 7:57 AM

My five year old does not really brush her teeth.  She just plays around and acts like she is.  I do not understand why she is like this.  My seven year old son has no problems with brushing.  The only time she brush for the full three mintues is when I am watching her.

I would think by five she should be able to brush without it be an issue every day two times a day.  Do you have any helpful tips that I could try to maybe make her like brushing her teeth better?

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Posted on Jul. 17th 2010 | by admin | in Cleaning, Dental Care, Dental Help | No Comments »

Kids teeth care, What are dental sealants?

Sunday, Jul. 11th 2010 2:48 PM

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay.  Dental sealants are effective in preventing dental caries in the occlusal (chewing) and other pitted and fissured surfaces of the teeth.  Dental sealants were assessed in permanent molars (occlusal and buccal surfaces in lower molars and occlusal and lingual surfaces in upper molars), premolars (occlusal surface), and upper lateral incisors (lingual surface).

Dental sealants are highly effective in preventing dental caries that occur on the surfaces of teeth that have pits and fissures.  Dental sealants are usually applied in a dentist’s office.  Dental sealants last for 4-5 years and can easily be reapplied by your dentist when they do wear off.  Dental sealants represent one of the greatest, but least known advances, of modern dentistry.

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Posted on Jul. 11th 2010 | by carol | in Dental Care, Dental Help | 1 Comment »

Kids Teeth Care, Rotten baby teeth need help

Sunday, Jun. 27th 2010 7:59 AM

My question is can a baby just have rotten baby teeth?  My good friend baby is just now cutting his first few baby teeth.  However the teeth that are coming out look rotten.  His teeth  are grayish white in color.  She does not know why this is happening.

I told her since she asked for my opinion that she should take him to see a dentist. That I am not sure if babies can be born with bad teeth or bad teeth color.  My sons teeth were white.

If she does take her son to see a dentist will a dentist be able to fixed her son’s teeth?  I would like to be able to get her some helpful information.  Since she is afraid of what the dentist is going to say about her son’s teeth.

Posted on Jun. 27th 2010 | by admin | in Dental Care, Dental Fear, Kids Dentist | 2 Comments »

 

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