Wisdom teeth extraction has become a rite of passage for Americans in their late teens. Our offices fill up during college breaks with young students looking to ease the soreness in their mouths as these new teeth attempt to break through. But does everyone go through this?
Yellowing teeth can happen to anyone. Eating the wrong foods: blueberries, high sugar, simple carbohydrates. Drinking the wrong drinks: coffee, teas, red wine. Smoking. Taking certain medications. Mouthwashes. Genetics. Too much fluoride. Poor dental care. Age. It seems like yellow teeth are unavoidable. Thankfully, even when prevention of yellowing hasn’t taken hold,
35 years is a generation.
35 years seems like a lifetime.
35 years is how long it’s been since Sensitive Care first opened its doors.
35 years ago, I opened Sensitive Care, fittingly in the same Milford house I went to as a boy for my dental care.
Oral health is often treated as independent of the body, but the mouth-body connection is much closer than people realize. Often symptoms of total body issues can first be found in the mouth. Medications and treatments for body complications can have dire consequences for oral health, and oral problems can grow into full body issues.
There seems to be a line drawn across the dental world right now of offices living in the past, poking around blindly with dental probes to find potential problems, and offices using available technology to anticipate and prevent dental issues before they take root. We at Sensitive Care don’t believe education ends when they pass you your diploma,
You are at work, and you reach for a cool drink of water. Your kids are at school and they grab the water you packed for them. You are at a local lunch counter and you ask for a water to go with your salad. You are at home and you toss your kids a water as they run out the door.
Parents know that kids should wear mouth guards for football and hockey, but few realize that their kids should be wearing them for all sports activities. The American Dental Association estimates that 10-20% of all sports related injuries are facial traumas. So, having a mouth guard in place can save a child a lot of pain and dental-intervention.
There are few things more precious than your child’s smile, which is why we offer pediatric care to ensure your little one’s smile remains healthy and develops correctly. While it may ease your mind a bit to know that we keep an eye on your child’s teeth and gums and provide cleanings, you may wonder if there’s anything else you could be doing to protect your child’s oral health.