Do you have a skin reaction to metal jewelry?
Have you ever noticed your ears getting raw when you wear inexpensive jewelry? This problem is more common than you might think. The more often you wear metal jewelry the more likely you are to develop an allergy to it. This becomes a significant problem with metal dental crowns as they are designed to last ten or more years. The skin around your metal crown can get sore and sensitive to the touch, as well as bleed easily.
Have you ever had a dental crown placed that has never “felt right”? You can’t put your finger on it, but you know something just isn’t right. Or, if you have ever said the words: “This crown bleeds every time I floss it,” then you have a problem. Imagine if you wore that jewelry for so long your skin started to bleed. It makes me shiver just thinking about it.
Recent advances in dentistry allow this Brambleton dentist to solve this problem. New technology allows First Impression Dental to provide metal free crowns that are aesthetic as well as practical. If you are a person who doesn’t want metal rusting in your mouth, metal irritating your skin, or just doesn’t want “silver” teeth… then make your new patient appointment now! (571) 465-2114
There’s so much to think about when a new baby arrives. It can be pretty daunting! When your baby is a newborn, dental care might be the last thing on your mind. Or like many people, you may think that baby teeth aren’t that important since they’ll eventually fall out.
But pediatric dental care in Ashburn should begin even before that first precious tooth appears. Start out by using a soft cloth and gently wipe his gums when you’re giving him his bath. When his teeth start to appear, use a soft baby toothbrush and a tiny drop of non-fluoride toothpaste to gently brush his teeth twice a day.
If your infant knocks out a baby tooth, don’t worry—a permanent tooth will eventually grow in its place. But take him to the dentist to make sure that no underlying teeth were damaged and will still have space to grow in. Baby teeth are important because they help your child eat and speak and because they hold a spot in your child’s mouth for his permanent teeth to come in properly.
Your baby should have a first dental checkup about the time of his or her first birthday. Starting early with routine dental care will help your child develop a lifetime of good habits. And don’t neglect your own dental care! Call our dental office in Ashburn for your checkup at 571-465-2114.