Chronic gingivitis is common in children. It usually causes gum tissue to swell, turn red and bleed easily. Gingivitis is both preventable and treatable with a regular routine of brushing, flossing and professional dental care. However, left untreated, it can eventually advance to more serious forms of periodontal disease.
Some people really struggle to keep their teeth clean. Some will use a wooden or plastic toothpick after eating to remove the food stuck between or on their teeth. Others prefer to vigorously floss between teeth after a meal.
While cleaning your teeth is certainly a good thing, the popularity of toothpicks and flossing begs the question, are these tools actually safe for your teeth? The short answer is “yes” if used correctly.
Wisdom teeth usually develop between the ages of 17 and 25. Why are they called “wisdom teeth”? Because these third molars come through at a more mature age. From babyhood to adolescence, teeth erupt in stages. First we develop incisors, then canines, then premolars and molars and, finally, wisdom teeth.