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  • NB Dental - Your Child's Teeth - Wisdom Teeth
    Child s Teeth Wisdom Teeth Just when you think your child s teenage troubles are over it happens a new set of teeth start coming in Called wisdom teeth these troublemakers are a set of four teeth that pop up at the back of the jaw and start making themselves known around the age of 17 or 18 If they re healthy and positioned properly wisdom teeth are no problem Unfortunately wisdom teeth often need to be removed In deciding whether to remove these late arrivals your dentist will consider many factors including Does your mouth have four empty parking spaces If there s not enough room for your wisdom teeth they ll try to squeeze themselves in any way they can But just like a car trying to slide into a space that s too small wisdom teeth often become impacted and even damage their next door neighbours They can even grow sideways or stay trapped underneath the gums and bone This can cause your other teeth to move out of alignment and cause crooked teeth or an incorrect bite Not a good thing if you ve already invested in braces for that award winning smile Sometimes they get

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  • NB Dental - Your Child's Teeth - Your Child’s Diet
    diet is important for your child s overall growth and development Like the rest of the body the teeth bones and soft tissues of the mouth also need a well balanced diet Children should always eat a variety of foods from the five major food groups fruits vegetables bread cereals and other whole grain products milk cheese and yogurt and meat poultry fish and alternates such as dry beans peas eggs and nuts Certain eating habits play a role in how foods affect a child s teeth The more often your child snacks the greater the chance for tooth decay How long food remains in the mouth also plays a role For example hard candy and breath mints stay in the mouth a long time which cause longer acid attacks on tooth enamel and can result in tooth decay Dentally healthy snack options include popcorn cheese raw vegetables nuts gelatin unsweetened yogurt and sugarless gum or candy But be aware Even nutritious snacks and drinks will cause tooth decay if they are nibbled on or sipped frequently Children like to graze which can be very unhealthy for their teeth It is important to have a good diet for your child

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  • La Société Dentaire du N.-B. - Les dents de votre enfant
    résine de scellement Les dents et les boissons gazeuses La succion du pouce Les dents de sagesse Le régime alimentaire de votre enfant Santé Buccodentaire Les soins dentaires Les dents de votre enfant La santé buccodentaire des personnes âgées Pour embellir votre sourire Les urgences dentaires Les problèmes dentaires Les amalgames dentaires le fluorure et autres Vous et votre dentiste Déclaration des droits des patients dentaires Que savez vous à

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  • NB Dental - For Seniors - Denture Facts
    s Teeth Seniors Oral Health Enhancing Your Smile Dental Emergencies Tooth Troubles Amalgam Fluoride and More You and Your Dentist Dental Patient Bill of Rights What is your Dental IQ Seniors Oral Health If You Wear Dentures Dentures can do fabulous things for a smile that s been compromised by the loss of teeth Here are ways to take care of your dentures See your dentist denturist regularly Rinse your mouth and dentures after each meal Clean your dentures thoroughly once a day Use a denture brush or a soft toothbrush as well as a denture cleaner rather than toothpaste Brush your gums and tongue with a soft toothbrush each time you clean your dentures Rinse your mouth with water The healthier the gums are the better your dentures will fit Avoid using pads liners or denture adhesives to improve the fit of your dentures See your dentist denturist if your dentures are loose Avoid using very hot or very cold water on your dentures and don t let them dry out Extremes in temperature can cause your dentures to warp and Remove your dentures at night Put them in a container filled with water to give your gums a

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  • NB Dental - For Seniors - Brushing Tips
    Bill of Rights What is your Dental IQ Seniors Oral Health Taking care of your Natural Teeth Has the twice daily task of cleaning your teeth become a major frustration Here are a few simple ideas that may make it easier for you to brush and floss Use a toothbrush with soft bristles all the same length Use a fluoride toothpaste Start with the toothbrush on your gums and brush down on your top teeth and up on your bottom teeth With your toothbrush very gently massage the area where the teeth meet the gums Gently brush your tongue and the inside of your cheeks After brushing rinse your mouth with lukewarm water Floss every day See your dentist regularly Enlarge the handle of the toothbrush by attaching a sponge rubber ball or bicycle handle grip You could also try winding an elastic bandage or adhesive tape around the handle If you find that a longer toothbrush handle would be helpful try taping a popsicle stick or tongue depressor to the handle If you have trouble holding on to the brush attach the brush to your hand with a large rubber or elastic band Tie dental floss into a loop

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  • NB Dental - For Seniors - Senior Issues
    in your mouth and teeth and some tips for maintaining a beautiful youthful looking smile no matter how old you get Discoloured Teeth Is it getting harder to keep your teeth clean and white That s because plaque builds up faster and in greater amounts as you get older Also changes in dentin the bone like tissue that is under your enamel may cause your teeth to appear slightly darker Reduced Saliva Flow Are you plagued by a constant sore throat burning sensation problems speaking difficulty swallowing hoarseness or dry nasal passages Then you probably suffer from dry mouth a common problem that stems from reduced saliva flow It is caused by certain medical disorders and is often a side effect of medications such as antihistamines decongestants painkillers and diuretics Left untreated dry mouth can damage your teeth Without enough saliva to moisten your mouth wash away food and neutralize the acids produced by plaque extensive cavities can form Your dentist can recommend various methods to restore moisture Loss of Appetite Just not hungry anymore Some people experience a decrease in their sense of taste and smell as they get older which leads to a decrease in appetite Also certain medications and wearing dentures can lead to a decrease in your sense of taste See Nutrition Tips Cavities Have you noticed that your teeth are more sensitive to the touch and to hot and cold You re probably suffering from tooth root decay a condition that most people over 50 suffer from It occurs when receding gums combined with an increase in gum disease expose the roots of the teeth to plaque Decay around the edges of fillings is also common with older adults Over the years fillings may weaken and tend to crack and leak around the edges Bacteria

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  • NB Dental - For Seniors - Nutrition Tips
    with chewing or other problems prevent you from maintaining a balanced diet Here are some tips for eating nutritiously no matter how old you are For a meal that is inexpensive easy to prepare and nutritious make vegetable soup with meat and soup bones This soup can provide many vitamins protein fibre and water If you need more fibre in your diet but find it hard to chew raw fruits

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  • La Société Dentaire du N.-B. - Pour les personnes âgées
    Des conseils pour l alimentation Santé Buccodentaire Les soins dentaires Les dents de votre enfant La santé buccodentaire des personnes âgées Pour embellir votre sourire Les urgences dentaires Les problèmes dentaires Les amalgames dentaires le fluorure et autres Vous et votre dentiste Déclaration des droits des patients dentaires Que savez vous à propos des dents La santé buccodentaire des personnes âgées Au seuil de l âge d or vos préoccupations

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