Globally, around 1.5 percent of all pregnant women test positive for the sexually transmitted disease syphilis. Unfortunately, congenital syphilis can kill an unborn child, with other serious side effects for children that survive the infection. Children with congenital syphilis sometimes suffer from a condition called Hutchinson teeth. Learn more about the effects of congenital syphilis in children, and find out how the condition can affect a child's teeth. About congenital syphilis
- Everyone wants a straight smile, but few people are naturally born with one. If you are an adult with crooked teeth, and you don't want the embarrassment that comes with traditional metal braces, there are many invisible options available. Check out these six options to fix your crooked teeth in secret. Ceramic Braces Ceramic braces are basically the same as traditional metal braces. Instead of being made from metal, however, they are crafted to be less noticeable.
- One of the most widely used elements in general dentistry is fluoride. While many patients have heard of this substance, few understand exactly what it is used for. As such, below are four commonly asked questions regarding fluoride: What Exactly is Fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that can be found in soil, water, and many foods. The earth has an abundant supply of this material, with fluorine (the main part of the compound) being the 13th most abundant element found on the earth's crust.
- From their glove and cleats to snacks for the team, it is easy to see the challenges of preparing for your child's upcoming baseball game. Unfortunately, preparing for each possible aspect of the game can be overwhelming. Considering more than 2.6 million children up to 19 years of age require emergency treatment for injuries related to sports or recreation, preparing for a possible accident is smart. Many of these injuries involve cuts, bruises, and sprains, but you should also prepare for a dental emergency.
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a series of problems that can affect your stomach, your stomach's lining and your teeth. Although GERD is somewhat less common in children than adults, you should be very cautious to make sure your children do not exhibit the symptoms of GERD. Problems with your child's teeth as a result of GERD can become a very serious issue if left untreated. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn how to adequately define GERD, how to know if your child has GERD, how GERD damages teeth, and finally, the available treatments for GERD.