HOW MUCH TOOTHPASTE (FLUORIDE) SHOULD I USE?
From the time that teeth first erupt (about 6 months of age) to the age of 17 months, children’s teeth should be cleaned by a responsible adult, but not with toothpaste. For children aged between 18 months and 5 years, teeth should be cleaned twice a day with toothpaste containing less fluoride (500ppm). A small pea-sized amount should be applied to a child-sized soft toothbrush and children should spit out—not swallow and not rinse. This should still be done under supervision and children should not
RECOVERY AFTER WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL
For the first few days after removal you will probably experience minor bleeding and some swelling and over the counter medications such as ibuprofen and paracetamol can help to alleviate the pain. A diet of soft foods such as mashed potato and soup is advised and you can slowly start to reintroduce other foods after a few days.
How long will my mouthguard last?
Mouthguards last a considerable amount of time if looked after correctly. For children it’s recommended that they have their replaced every 12–18 months to ensure that the mouthguard keeps up and is correctly fitted as they grow.
How long do fillings last?
This really depends on the material used in the filling. As a general rule, gold fillings last the longest from 15–30 years, silver amalgams can last between 10–15 years, and composite resins around 5–7 years. This depends on how they are looked after and will vary for individuals.
Do braces hurt?
The actual process of putting the braces on you doesn’t hurt, although your teeth and gums may feel sore and sensitive for a week or so afterwards and after each tightening. However, this is a small price to pay for having perfectly straight teeth for the rest of your life!
Mouth cancer should be identified as early as possible
Mouth cancer screening and early detection of oral cancer can increase treatment outcomes and survival. Students and staff routinely undertake mouth cancer screening as part of a comprehensive examination.