Dental care-related fear is relatively common, with significant fears affecting 10 to 20 percent of U.S. adults. At high levels, it can result in delays or complete avoidance of dental treatment, which has consequences for individuals oral and overall health. As a result, researchers are aiming to understand the causes and cures of this public health problem.
Every year, millions of children require surgery for dental and non-dental medical procedures. Some children require general anesthesia when undergoing restorative dental procedures, such as teeth extraction or capping. The researchers say that, when possible, these procedures should be performed in combination with other surgical interventions requiring general anesthesia, such as tonsil removal, insertion of ear tubes and diagnostic tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which requires sedation to ensure the child doesnt move.
Scrape your tongue, floss and brush your teeth; and while youre at it, gently brush your gums as well. It stimulates blood circulation, as well as removing germs at the base of the teeth. And choose your toothpastes and rinses carefully. Look for natural botanical rather than chemical-laden toxic products.