Exquisite Smile Times

Healthy news and information from Exquisite Smiles / 2022 November Issue

The Most Common Oral Health Issues in Children

While cavities are a common oral health issue in children, we see kids for a number of other issues, too. Some of the top reasons parents bring their kids in for care with us are:

Cavities and decay: Bacteria in the mouth forms acid that eats away at enamel.

Gingivitis: Red or swollen gums are often the first sign.

Tooth enamel erosion: Commonly caused by poor eating habits.

Crowded teeth: Often corrected with orthodontics.

Malocclusion (an incorrect bite): Easily corrected with braces.

General checkups and cleans: Recommended every six months!

Many of these problems can be prevented with proper oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing daily. Regular dental checkups help catch any problems early and prevent them from getting worse. If it’s been a while since we’ve seen your little one, book a visit.

Expressing Thanks This Holiday Season

As the holiday season quickly approaches, we thought it was the perfect time to get in touch with our grateful side. With so much to be thankful for this year, we wanted to share a few ideas for expressing gratitude as the year winds down.

• Show appreciation by taking the time to listen to someone when they need to talk, or offering them a shoulder to cry on. Just being there for someone can be the best way to show you care.

• Sometimes the best way to show your appreciation is to simply tell the person how much they mean to you. A heartfelt message can go a long way in showing someone how much they are appreciated.

• Make a difference in someone’s life. This could be anything from volunteering your time to a worthy cause to lending a helping hand to someone in need.

We’re grateful to serve you and your family.

What’s Causing Your Headaches?

Frequent headaches may be common, but they aren’t normal. If you suffer from them frequently, there are a few common causes that you should be aware of.

1. Dehydration: Dehydration causes your blood vessels to constrict, which can lead to pain.

2. Caffeine withdrawal: If you regularly drink caffeinated beverages and then suddenly stop, you may experience caffeine withdrawal headaches. These can be excruciating and may last for several days.

3. Skipping meals: If you go too long without eating, your blood sugar can drop, resulting in a headache.

4. Eye strain: Staring at a computer screen or other digital device can cause eye strain, resulting in a tense head and neck.

5. Nighttime teeth grinding: Constant muscle contractions in your jaw can lead to tension headaches or migraines.Treatment for teeth grinding may include wearing a mouthguard at night or during times when you are more likely to grind your teeth-which we’re happy to help with!

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