Dental Work and Holidays: A Guide for Travellers
Just because you go on holiday, doesn't mean that the bacteria on your mouth does. Hi! My name is Mandi, and as a lover of travelling, I have taken a lot of trips. Unfortunately, I have also had the misfortune to suffer from dental issues on those trips. This blog focuses on everything related to travelling and dental work. I plan to have posts on picking the right travel insurance for your teeth, dealing with a broken tooth when abroad, dental tourism and more. I hope that you find the information that you need and that your next holiday goes well. Now, let's smile together from wherever we are in the world! Happy travels!
Tooth decay, which causes dental cavities, affects 90% of adults over the age of 20. When you consider that over half of Australians eat more sugar on a daily basis than the amount recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this statistic is unsurprising. After all, cavity-causing bacteria love feasting on sugars too, and once they have feasted, the acid they produce literally eats away at your tooth enamel. It's a simple process that can be avoided by cutting down on sugar.
Fluoride is present in both toothpastes and water, and there are certainly links that show it is great for oral health. However, it's a neurotoxin and there are reports that suggest it can be bad for the nervous system. If you're looking for natural alternatives to fluoride, you have come to the right place. Here are four alternatives to try.
Pull Coconut Oil Around Your Mouth
Coconut oil is a popular option for cooking, but it also has oral health benefits.
While babies can use bottles, these items can lead to some tooth decay and mouth formation problems. This is a major issue once the teeth start to erupt through the gums. As a parent, you need to do everything you can to keep your child's teeth healthy. Here's all you need to know about protecting a child's teeth from baby bottle tooth decay.
Only Opt for Milk or Water
Dentists agree that only two types of liquids should be put in baby bottles: milk or water.
Tooth jewellery is a new body art trend. As well as having shining white teeth, people are now enhancing their style by adding gemstones to their teeth. Below is a guide to everything you need to know before you have jewels attached to your teeth.
The dentist will first inspect your oral health to ensure that there are no underlying problems such as tooth decay or gum disease, which may affect your suitability to have jewels fitted.
Children need to see a dentist regularly just like adults; this is true even if they haven't gotten in all their permanent teeth. Note that only your dentist can answer questions about your child's oral health specifically; however, you might consider a few questions that many parents have about taking their child to a dentist so you can ensure you're doing your part as well.
When should you first take your child to a dentist?