Kids tend to eat a lot of junk food in the form of fries, chips, cookies, and sugary drinks, which all play a part in tooth decay. Most kids also lead pretty busy lives full of school and social events– so it isn't surprising that dental hygiene is typically put on the back burner by many young people. With a combination of not-so-healthy snacking habits and a tendency to neglect oral hygiene, it's possible for your child to end up experiencing the need for major dental work, such as root canals, as they age.
If your child's dentist or physician has diagnosed your child with hypodontia, a congenital condition where some of the adult teeth are missing from the jaw, you probably have a lot on your mind. What does this diagnosis mean for your child's future? Will the treatment be painful for your child? Read on to discover the answers to these and other questions parents typically have following a hypodondia diagnosis. What does this diagnosis mean for your child's future?
Although it has been commonplace to treat allergies via allergy shots for the last few decades, recently allergy treatment in the form of sub-lingual pills has started to appear in the medical world. If you receive allergy shots, your interest might have been piqued when you heard about taking allergy pills, rather than receiving shots. You should know the difference between the two if you are thinking of asking your allergist to be treated with a pill rather than with a shot.
Kawasaki disease is a rare condition that most frequently strikes children under the age of 5 years old. It predominately affects males of Asian descent, but there have been reported cases in females, and children of all races and ethnicities. The condition lasts for several weeks during which the sufferer can be in a great amount of pain and discomfort. However, most adults who have had it in the past don't even remember because they were too young at the time of its onset.
Root canal treatments are a very common procedure: more than 41,000 are done every day in the United States. Generally, root canal treatments are a safe and effective procedure, but there are some health conditions that can increase your risk of complications. One of these health conditions is diabetes. If you have diabetes, here's what you need to know about getting a root canal treatment. When do you need a root canal treatment?