5 Ways Apps Can Help Children Prepare For The Dentist

A family dentist typically goes out of their way to keep children calm and relaxed, especially for a first time visit. Even with all the preparation done at a family dentistry, your child may still have fears and anxiety going into the first appointment. Instead of letting your child worry too much, a number of apps can help ease the anxiety. The following five types of apps can be used in the weeks and days before a child visits the dentist.

5 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good For Your Dental Health

If you have been to the dentist even once, you have probably heard about all the sticky, sugary foods that taste great but are bad for your teeth. However, many people are not as familiar with foods that are good for the teeth and gums. Here are five foods that you should incorporate into your diet to improve your dental health. Salmon Salmon has a higher vitamin D content than virtually any other food.

Constantly Tired? Why Your Teeth (Or Lack There Of) Might Be To Blame

Are you plagued by a constant lack of energy? Do you go to bed early and drink way too much caffeine, yet still find yourself groggy and ready for a nap before lunchtime? If so, it may be time to schedule a visit with your dentist. Read on to find out why. A Bit About Obstructive Sleep Apnea If you think you're getting ample rest and proper nutrition but you can't seem to muster any energy, it's likely you have obstructive sleep apnea.

3 Auto-Immune Diseases That Damage Dental Health

An estimated 2 million Canadians suffer from some form of auto-immune disease.  Sadly, these types of diseases often lead to disability or death.  Auto-immune diseases not only wreck patients' bodies, they also can damage their teeth.  If you suffer from one of the following 3 auto-immune diseases, your dental health might be affected. Lupus Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect several aspects of your health.  Besides damaging many organs in your body, lupus can cause problems in your mouth.

Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Your Child's Cavity

It is normal to feel guilty when your child gets their first cavity. Perhaps you think that you have not done enough to instill them with good oral hygiene habits or maybe you feel bad for the pain associated with getting cavities treated. If you feel guilty for any reason, it is important to realize that guilt does not repair your child's teeth. Instead of wasting your time feeling poorly about things you cannot control, try to concentrate on what you can control to ensure your child the healthiest future possible.