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Is Tooth-Whitening Recommended [For Children & Teens]?

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Commonly, children will notice that their permanent teeth don’t look as white as their baby teeth did. This, however, does not mean that your adult teeth are becoming yellow; baby teeth tend to be whiter than the permanent ones. It is normal for a child to desire pearly whites, especially if the parents are used to whitening their teeth. It could also be a case of the desire to increase their self-esteem or to simply enhance their looks. You might be asking yourself – is tooth whitening recommended for children and teens. Well, there are various factors to consider. 

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Baby Teeth Guide

Why Aren’t My Child’s Baby Teeth Falling Out?

As a parent, it is normal to worry when you see that your child is developing more slowly than other children. One of the most common concerns is when there is a delay in getting their teeth and losing their teeth. However, most of the time, there is no need to worry. Understanding that each body develops differently can help alleviate the worry. In rare cases, the attention of an orthodontist is needed.

When Should Your Child See an Orthodontist

Parents often wonder if it is too early to take their 5 or 6-year-old child for an orthodontic evaluation. Orthodontists would recommend that you take your child whenever you have a concern, no matter how young your child is. This is because an orthodontist can spot development issues early, and he or she can intervene and prescribe the best treatment for your child’s jaw to develop properly and teeth to come in as normal and possible.

Problems With Baby Teeth

Baby teeth serve more than one purpose. Besides chewing, they also reserve space for the permanent teeth, and the permanent teeth are able to fully develop before they erupt. This is why when a baby tooth comes out very early, it is also a concern as space can be lost. This gives the permanent tooth no choice but to come out in a crocked way. In such cases, your orthodontist may recommend that a space maintainer be put where the missing tooth is until the permanent tooth is ready to come out.

When a baby tooth comes out too late, it can also cause the permanent tooth to come out crooked. When a permanent tooth is ready to come out, it will push its way up no matter what. Therefore, if a baby tooth is still there, the new tooth will come up next to it. If this is left untreated, it will not only give your child funny looking teeth, but it can cause other more serious problems as the child grows.

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Tap Water vs. Bottled Water

What’s the deal with bottled water? It doesn’t have Fluoride in it…

Bottled water has been hailed as a subtle change that allows easy access to purified drinking water. This has led many families to turn off the tap while opting instead to purchase their water in convenient bottles made for on-the-go use.

Unbeknown to many consumers, particularly those who have small children or those already at risk of tooth decay and other oral diseases, bottled water presents a hazard due to the fact that it’s missing one crucial ingredient that teeth need to stay healthy: fluoride.

Why Do People Choose Bottled Water?

The main marketing principle of most bottled water is that it lacks the many contaminants that tap water has. Supposedly superior filtration processes and purer sources of water make it so people don’t have to worry about things like excessive chlorine or other contaminants that can make water taste unpalatable.

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Smile; It’s Free

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Smile Quote No. 15: A Smile Is an Inexpensive Way to Change Your Looks

The market today is saturated with various kinds of make ups, accessories, clothes, bags, and etc. Most men and women are preoccupied as to what shirt to buy, which shoes look best, or which clothes are prettier. Although, you can’t blame them as it is the trend nowadays. However, aside from buying designer clothes, shoes, and bags, there are other things you can do in order to look better.

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Keep Smiling at Someone…

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Smile Quote # 13: If You Smile at Someone They May Smile Back

Have you ever tried smiling at someone randomly and then they smiled back at you? Well this is just a common reaction. Smiling at someone means you’re welcoming them warmly. As a common result, people smile back at you as their way of saying thanks and that they also welcome you. This is the reason why smiling is contagious. When you smile at other people, you are not just being friendly with them. You’re also lifting their hearts and as a result relieving the pain and pressure they are currently feeling.

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A Kind Heart

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Smile Quote #11: “A Kind Heart is a Foundation of Gladness, Making Everything in its Vicinity Freshen into Smiles!”

In our everyday lives we try to cope with all the changes, complete all the tasks given to us and achieve our short term and long term goals as we progress with our lives. However due to our hectic activities only few of us find the time to help other people by being kind to them. Kindness is a very important factor in lifting other people’s lives and making them smile. Kindness is the foundation of gladness and the more people you are able to help, the more you are able to make people smile.

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