Is April oral health Month?

Is April oral health Month?

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Dental associations urge regular oral cancer examinations—early detection saves lives!

Will cavities ever go away?

Cavities, also called dental caries, are the result of untreated tooth decay. Over time, this tooth decay can cause holes that go deep into your teeth, sometimes all the way to the root. Luckily, early cavities can be prevented — and even heal on their own — with the right approach to oral hygiene.

What month is oral health Month?

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country.

Who is the author of how to stop cavities?

When I interviewed Dr. Judene Benoit, author of How to Stop Cavities, she was pretty non-committal about steps people can take to reverse cavities. In fact, she told one story that I cannot get out of my head.

What did the Dentist say about reversing cavities?

He said that dentists have very few items at their disposal, including topical fluoride and a paste (Mi-paste I think?) that is really just heavier duty fluoride if I remember correctly. And that’s about it. At one point, and I don’t even think he caught himself doing it, he said in an almost flabbergasted tone, “What did you do?”

Can a cavity that has stopped growing be reversed?

(An arrested cavity is one that has stopped growing and is no more at risk of becoming a problem than any other part of a tooth.) So what do my reversed cavities prove? With a data set of n=1, not much. But to me, I feel I’ve definitely proved that cavities CAN not only arrest (stop growing) but also reverse (heal or remineralize – get smaller).

Is it common for kids to have cavities?

The last thing a parent wants to hear at the dentist is that his or her kid has a bunch of cavities. Not only are fillings and additional expense, but most parents feel a certain amount of guilt when their children have cavities. In reality, cavities are common and can pop up in children and adults even if they take very good care of their teeth.