Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can sometimes mean the difference between a happy and unhappy holiday experience. Whether you’re leaving for a Christmas holiday, winter cruise, a cottage weekend, or just enjoying the great Ontario outdoors, it’s smart to be prepared for any type of dental emergency.
You’ve heard the terms in TV ads, seen them in print ads, and perhaps noticed them on the labels of a variety of dental products. But what do the terms plaque, tartar, gingivitis and worse, periodontal disease, really mean?
It’s essential to get an early start on dental care so that children learn that visiting the dentist is a regular part of their health care. It can be a good idea to schedule their first visit before any problems develop to create a positive initial experience for the child.