What to Do if Your Child Knocks Out a Tooth

If your child falls off a bike or gets hit in the face with a ball and knocks out a tooth, it is important to act quickly and take the right steps. This could be the difference between the tooth being able to be reattached or not being able to be reattached. Unfortunately, I found myself in this situation and wasn't really sure what to do. I ended up taking my son to an emergency dentist, but it was too late and the tooth could not be reattached. I wanted to ensure this didn't happen to other parents and children, or to me again, so I created this website. If you have children, this is great information to know before you find yourself in this situation.

Keep Your Teeth Healthy With 3 Natural Oral-Enhancers

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You brush your teeth, floss and visit your dentist regularly. Yet, you still feel like you can do more to protect your teeth from dental ailments, like tooth decay or gingivitis. And the truth is you can with the following 3 natural and inexpensive oral-enhancers.

1. Embrace The Dental Wonders Of Honey

Honey is a wonderful addition to your diet. This does not mean you should buy any honey, as the honey that is beneficial to your oral health is raw honey. Raw honey can be purchased online, in your local health food store, in a farmer's market, or at your local bee farm.

You can substitute processed sugars for this natural sweetener, which is good, since cavity-causing bacteria feed on processed sugars.

The first thing you should know is that bacteria cannot feed on honey. The second thing you should know is that raw honey contains enzymes that disrupt the reproductive process of bacteria. And the last thing to consider is that honey is highly osmotic. That means that the bacteria in your mouth will dehydrate to death when you consume raw honey.

2. Try Rinsing With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains several enzymes that target and kill bacteria, like streptococcus. Coconut oil also breaks down easily, releasing fragments of fatty acids in your mouth. These fatty acids are also very poisonous to the cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth.

To rinse your mouth out with coconut oil, just follow the steps below:

  1. Get a mouthful of unfiltered and unaltered coconut oil.
  2. Thoroughly rinse your mouth for at least 15 minutes. Spit out the coconut oil, as it will contain several bacteria that might have been in your mouth.
  3. Rinse your mouth with water to make sure you have removed all the coconut oil residue.

3. Eat Some Cheese To Fight Cavities

Yes, cheese can help protect you from cavity-causing bacteria and generally enhance your oral health. There are two reasons why cheese is so good for your teeth. Cheese contains vitamin K2 and has a positive pH value.

The pH value matters because oral pathogens need an environment with a low pH value to survive and flourish. So eating cheese will help make your mouth uninhabitable to the bacteria that cause dental ailments, like dental erosion or cavities.

Cheese, aged cheese to be exact, contains vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 helps your body pinpoint any area that needs recalcification, which should help strengthen your teeth. This will get your teeth ready to fight off bacterial attacks.

Remember that these ingredients are only meant to help and not cure cavities. For more information, contact Bite Dental Works or a similar location.

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10 April 2015