Information for Parents about Mouthguards

Information for Parents about Mouthguards

If you have kids involved in athletics, you need to know about mouthguards. Even non-contact sports, like skating or dance increase the risk of suffering harm to teeth.  Mouthguards can protect your child’s mouth and teeth. Here is a bit more information regarding this standard piece of protective equipment. Protection Mouthguards or mouth protectors provide a buffer that can cushion blows or trauma to the face. This can help reduce the chance of oral and facial injuries, including damaging the teeth. A mouthguard usually covers the upper teeth, providing protection for the lips, jaw, and tongue as well. What if my child wears a retainer? Remind your child to remove any orthodontic equipment, like retainers, before participating in any type of contact sport or activity. Reinforce a habit of removing the retainer and putting on the mouthguard any time that they engage or take part in sports.   Types of Mouthguards There are basically three different types of mouthguards available for your child, from the dentist-made, custom-fitted type to a basic, over-the-counter that is very affordable. The latter is called ‘boil and bite’ as you soften them in boiling water to help them adapt and form to the shape of your child’s mouth. In between the two price points are stock mouthguards, which are inexpensive and ready to wear. The best type of mouthguard for your child depends on a lot of variables but understand that a basic or stock guard will help to protect them if having a custom guard is not viable at this time. Want to learn more about protecting your child? Talk to Dr. Spieler, Blad...
Hydration and Oral Health

Hydration and Oral Health

Water, glorious water, it’s truly the miracle liquid. Most of us understand that water is good for the body, but did you know water is good for your teeth too? Believe it or not, water offers some powerful benefits for your dental health. The clear liquid has the ability to prevent excessive build-up of bacteria and deliver essential nutrients to your teeth as well. Dr. Spieler of Oasis Dental understands that many patients are unaware of all the benefits hydration has on their oral health. Water does all that? The Bala Cynwyd, PA dental team takes pride in educating patients on the many ways that water positively impacts holistic health. This miracle fluid is filled with many natural goodies like fluoride, minerals, calcium, and phosphate. These powerful nutrients help fortify the teeth. In addition, it has many helpful functions. Water effectively: Helps build and maintain strong teeth because it’s nutrient rich Helps wash away food particles and prevent excessive sugar build-up Prevents cavities that can develop from the excessive consumption of sugary drinks because it’s a sugar-free option Helps prevent tooth decay by diluting the saliva Helps prevent dry mouth Water and Holistic Health Your body is sixty percent water. It’s a necessity for many bodily functions as well as beneficial to your overall health. Water is a calorie-free option that helps to lose weight, get rid of waste, and keep muscles strong and supple. However, few of us realize how powerful water can be for our teeth as well. With every sip, our teeth are being washed and strengthened. Drinking water has many holistic and collective advantages that...
Preventing Cavities: What is a Cavity?

Preventing Cavities: What is a Cavity?

When you’re a kid, your parents told you to brush your teeth so you wouldn’t get cavities. You probably brushed your teeth because your parents told you to. Now that you’re an adult, your Oasis Dental team knows that  your awareness of what cavities are and how to prevent them may help motivate you to take better care of your teeth. A cavity is a hole in the enamel of your tooth. These holes develop when you don’t get all the food particles off your teeth. Bacteria in your mouth leads to plaque, and the plaque build-up eats away at your tooth enamel. If you want to avoid cavities, the good news is that all you have to do is take care of your teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly, using fluoride mouthwash, and visiting your Bala Cynwyd, PA dentist every six months will help you avoid cavities. Call us now to make your next check-up appointment with Dr. Spieler at Oasis Dental...
Is Your Baby Teething, or Is It a Cold?

Is Your Baby Teething, or Is It a Cold?

The team here at Oasis Dental often get questions from parents worried about a teething infant. It can be a stressful time for everyone, no question. Dr. Spieler notes that many parents are confused about which symptoms are due to new teeth coming in and which have other causes. To better deal with the problems, it helps to have accurate information. 5 Actual Symptoms of Teething Experts say the 5 most common symptoms that are most likely due to the teething process are: face rash mild gum pain drooling more signs of fussiness desire to chew on things Surprisingly, a runny nose and fever are not caused by teething. Other things your child may be experiencing, including diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, nonstop crying, and reduced appetite, are likely the result of other issues. Researchers say that two sources for these problems are germs getting into the child’s gum from the teething and normal changes in their immune system. Worried about your teething baby? Call the experts here at your Bala Cynwyd, PA dental...
Dental Implants to Help Reclaim Your Smile

Dental Implants to Help Reclaim Your Smile

We all want to be comfortable in social situations. Sometimes missing teeth, gaps, and tooth decay can leave us less than confident. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for a less than glowing smile. Dental implants offer the promise of instantly restored oral health and a show-stopping smile. Let Dr. Spieler of Oasis Dental put the glow in your smile! Reclaim Your Smile While missing teeth, gaps, and decay are unattractive, they are also unhealthy. Even a single missing tooth can lead to bone loss, which can result in wrinkled lips, and a sunken mouth and jawline. Such imperfections can make us appear older than we are (and nobody wants that). Unfortunately, many conventional solutions cannot address these issues. Temporary dentures and bridges do little more than address the aesthetic and functional part of the issue. Dental Implants Dental Implants give you a stunning smile instantly, while also preventing further bone loss. An implant is an artificial tooth attached to a titanium post. Once they are placed, they have the ability to fuse with natural bone, restoring integrity and preventing further bone loss. Plus, they eliminate the need to worry about cavities. They are an affordable, permanent solution. So call your Bala Cynwyd, PA dentist and regain your smile...
Sugar-Free Foods and Drinks Aren’t Better for Teeth

Sugar-Free Foods and Drinks Aren’t Better for Teeth

It’s no secret that sugary foods and drinks aren’t good for you. The alternatives, sugar-free foods and sodas, have reduced calories, but they are very acidic, which isn’t good for your teeth either. If this is news to you, not to worry: Oasis Dental team can help you take care of your smile.   How Sugar-Free Foods and Drinks Damage Teeth Researchers from the University of Melbourne studied the effects of sugar-free drinks compared to sugary drinks, like sports drinks and sodas, on teeth. The study discovered that both types of drinks softened tooth enamel. Enamel is the outer protective shell on the teeth, protecting your teeth from cavities and tooth decay. But bacteria in the mouth feeds on sugar, creating acids that cause cavities and tooth decay. Researchers believe that the chemical additives in sugar-free foods, such as citric acid, can be what cause the damage. Talk to your Bala Cynwyd, PA dentist about protecting your tooth enamel from acidic food. Good Dental Hygiene Maintains Your Smile To prevent damage to your teeth, brush and floss after meals and snacks. Make an appointment with Dr. Spieler for annual cleanings and exams. Your smile should last a...
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