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Dental care cost can be high even just preventive dental services without dental insurance can cost over $150. Where as most dental insurance plans provide preventive dental care for free. Keep in mind you have an obligation to pay as agreed to the dentist any dental service provided. If you can not afford dental treatment do not agree to have any dental care until you are able. Dental insurance helps in making dental care more affordable so you do not have to put of needed dental care services.

It is important to understand that your family dentist is not a mind reader. You have an obligation to be truthful with your dentist. What you do not reveal they can not know. If you have additional information tell them and do not hold back on your opinions and or feeling this go for positive as well as negative. Keep in mind most dentist want you to be happy. If you do not let them know you are displeased about something how can they tek measures to correct the issue.

When taking your child to see a dentist here are some tips that you should know. Make sure that the dentist provide you complete information about any dental care services being advised. Make that the dentist explains things to you in a language you can under stand. (Note Many dentist have their own language “dental talk” that many people may not completely understand)

Make sure the dentist is providing you with all available options. It is hard to make an informed choice unless you know all your available options. Ask you dentist to understand why they are suggesting one option over another. Don’t forget you always have the right for a second opinion any time you want additional information from another source. Do not be afraid to get a second opinion a good dentist will not get insulted. Make sure you have a dentist that treats you and your child with respect at all times.

A dentist should not be rude because you are asking questions about your child dental care and or dental treatments. Respect also includes the privacy and security of your records and the privacy of your discussions with the dentist and staff members. It should go without saying but the dental office that you choose to go to for you and your family dental care should be clean. Cleanliness and sterility is what you are looking for if you do not see that leave.

It is important that children’s dental and oral health care needs are met.  Having healthy teeth and gums is also important to a child over all health care. In order to meet a child dental care goals it is important to have proper preventive dental care habits at home, as well as a dental care provider. Seeing a dentist regularly is just as important as seeing your doctor regularly. Talk to your child dentist, go over some healthy dental care habits to have a maintain from home.

CHIP or Children’s Health Insurance Program helps to provide free or low-cost health coverage for more than 7 million children up to age 19. CHIP provides coverages to U.S. citizens and eligible immigrants. CHIP is Available in Every State and in general children in families with incomes up to $44,100 year (for a family of four) are likely to be eligible for coverage.

However, in many states, families can have higher incomes and their children can still qualify. Each state designs its own CHIP program, which includes eligibility, benefits, premiums and cost-sharing, and application and renewal procedures. States can decide on the benefits provided under CHIP, but all states cover routine check-ups, immunizations, hospital care, dental care, and lab and x-ray services. Children get free preventive care, but low premiums and other cost-sharing may be required for other services.

The Rising Concerns about Dental X Rays and X Rays Risks.

There are many people that have worries about dental x-rays being taken on an annual basis. This worries are compounded if they had recent medical x-rays also taken. It may help to understand that a complete series of dental X-rays emits as much radiation as does an hour in the sun.

Many dental offices now offer digital x-rays which produce 1/10 the radiation that the old style x-rays produced. However, if x-rays are not taken, the dentist can examine only about 50% of the tooth structure. It would be like asking the dentist to work with one hand tied behind their back. However, talk to your dentist about any X-rays worries you may have. If you have a history of good teeth they may be able to do X-rays less often.

Men oral health care is just as important as women oral health care however, men are less likely then women to take care of their oral health needs. Even though good oral health as been linked with longevity, the common factors associated with infrequent dental checkups is just being male. Men are less likely then women to seek preventive dental care from a dentist and often neglect their oral health for years. Only visiting a dentist when larger dental issues arises from neglect. According to oral health statistics men will lose 5.4 teeth by the age of 72 and are more likely to develop oral and throat cancer as well as periodontal disease.

NIH study in rats suggests that support cells modulate brain circuit activity.

Traditionally, scientists thought that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes were steady, quiet supporters of their talkative, wire-like neighbors, called neurons. Now, an NIH study suggests that astrocytes may also have their say. It showed that silencing astrocytes in the brain’s breathing center caused rats to breathe at a lower rate and tire out on a treadmill earlier than normal. These were just two examples of changes in breathing caused by manipulating the way astrocytes communicate with neighboring cells.

There is a new ingredient in toothpaste, developed by dentists, called Novamin. Novamin can reduce teeth sensitivity. Many times teeth become sensitive when gum tissue recedes, exposing a tooth’s roots. Roots contain small holes or tubules that lead directly to the tooth nerves. Novamin plugs up the holes cutting off contact with nerves and eliminating pain. It is made from a compound from elements naturally critical for bone and tooth mineralization: calcium, phosphorus, silica and sodium. In their common forms, these elements have very limited value in tooth healthy. But in their rare ionic form, they can make teeth stronger and help eliminate tooth sensitivity.

Believe it or not dental problems can begin early. One of the bigger concerns is Early Childhood Caries (BBTD or Nursing Carries) Once a child’s diet includes anything besides breast-milk, erupted teeth are at risk of tooth decay. Early Childhood Caries can be preventable, with proper at home dental care habits for your child and regular dental visits. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems.

BBTD or Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is cause when a child is left with a baby bottle that has any liquid other the water. To avoid BBTD do not put your baby to bed with a bottle. Milk, formula, fruit juices and other such drink all have sugar in them. If sugary liquids stay on your baby teeth for long periods of time it can lead to tooth decay. Other habits to avoid would be giving your child bottle or sippy cup filled with sweet drinks to carry around with them throughout the day. Teach your child to drink from a cup as soon as possible. (Normally around their first birthday.)

Many people may know that fluoride protect teeth from tooth decay. Fluoride can even heal early tooth decay. Fluoride is added in drinking water of many towns and cites, ask your dentist if your water has fluoride in it. If not ask about other kinds of fluoride treatments that can help keep your child’s teeth healthy.

Preliminary results suggest strokes also affect the eye.

Research into curious bright spots in the eyes on stroke patients’ brain images could one day alter the way these individuals are assessed and treated. A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that a chemical routinely given to stroke patients undergoing brain scans can leak into their eyes, highlighting those areas and potentially providing insight into their strokes. The study was published in Neurology.

Your child first dental visit. Proper dental care right from the start will make fore health teeth that will last your child lifetime. The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that a child should be seen by a dentist when their first tooth appears.   A good Pediatric dental office loves to see children in the office and will often provide a friendly visit for first-time patients. Many times children are shown around the office, they are shown dental instruments, have a ride in the dental chair and, if ready, a cleaning and check-up. Making the visit to the dentist an enjoyable one.

Fruit Juice May be Bad for Your Children’s Teeth as Soft Drink. There are good benefits to fruit juice, however just like soda they can still be harmful to your child teeth. According to the head of a leading Dentistry University in Australia, juices, contain citric acid which can dissolve the hard structures of your teeth, especially the exposed roots and the enamel, which leaves the inner parts of teeth exposed. This, in turn, leads to tooth sensitivity. The healthiest drink you can give your child is water but you do not have to stop all other drinks. Give limited amounts of fruit juice and soda and have your child drink out of a straw to limit contact on there teeth.

NIH study in rats suggests that support cells modulate brain circuit activity.

Traditionally, scientists thought that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes were steady, quiet supporters of their talkative, wire-like neighbors, called neurons. Now, an NIH study suggests that astrocytes may also have their say. It showed that silencing astrocytes in the brain’s breathing center caused rats to breathe at a lower rate and tire out on a treadmill earlier than normal. These were just two examples of changes in breathing caused by manipulating the way astrocytes communicate with neighboring cells.

Good dental health care habits are learned at home.  Emphasizing the importance of oral health to your child early on will help keep your child’s teeth health for a life time.  Dental tooth decay is the second most common childhood illness and it is preventable with proper dental health care habits.  

A child should see when they cut their first tooth or by the age of one. A dentist will then be able to check for any potential dental problems early on.

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