How To Retain Oral Health When Your Child Has Cystic Fibrosis

Children with cystic fibrosis must receive the medical care that they desperately need.  If you have either a son or daughter with this disease, then lung distress and the formation of thick mucus within the bronchial tubes should be your main concern.  You also need to be worried about oral health, because there are some conditions that are likely to arise with the disease. Consider the information below so that oral health can be maintained. [Read More]

Understanding Allergic Reactions To Local Anesthetic

Allergic reactions to local anesthetic are somewhat rare, as the compounds have been developed over the years to contain substances that don't cause bad reactions. With that said, some people do experience an allergic response to these substances, so it's important that you understand what causes the reaction and what can be done to help you.   How Do You Know if You're Allergic to Local Anesthetic? The symptoms of local anesthetic allergy are very similar to many other allergies (such as peanuts or pineapple). [Read More]

Advanced Dental Tools For A Successful Root Canal

If you take great care of your teeth and see your dentist on a regular basis, then you likely have a gorgeous smile with very little decay. Your teeth should remain healthy as long as you follow the instructions that are provided by your dentist. Sometimes, however, small cracks or holes form in the teeth in between dental visits. This can allow bacteria to enter the insides of your teeth. Bacteria feed off the blood rich pulp and leave pus and other acidic fluids behind. [Read More]

The Truth About 3 Home Remedies For Toothaches

The pain from a toothache can be excruciating. Patients with dental abscesses or infected teeth sometimes describe the pain as the worst they've ever felt. If you develop a toothache during the evening or on a weekend when the dentist's office is closed, you're probably going to be looking for a way to dull the pain in the meantime. In fact, even if you can make it to the dentist's office, you may consider trying a home remedy to lessen the pain on the way. [Read More]