What Parents Need To Know About Thumb Sucking
THUMB SUCKING IS NORMAL for infants, but many parents wonder about its effect on their child’s future dental health. As a parent, you may have questions such as, “When should I be worried about thumb sucking?” or, “What will happen if my child continues to suck their thumb?” Because thumb sucking is so widespread–it’s estimated that about 75 […]
Are You Prepared For A Dental Emergency?
ACCIDENTS ALWAYS SEEM to happen when we least expect them. When those accidents involve tooth damage, it’s important to know what steps to take. Being prepared before a dental emergency occurs can save a damaged or knocked out tooth, prevent infection and decrease the need for extensive treatment. Step One: Find Your Dental Home The most […]
Have You Gotten Screened For Oral Cancer Lately?
THROUGHOUT LIFE PEOPLE get regular prostate exams, mammograms and colonoscopies. These preventative health care exams are extremely important for detecting any abnormalities–including cancer–early, so they can be treated as soon as possible. These exams save lives. So do oral cancer screenings.Unfortunately, many people don’t understand that a regular oral cancer screening is just as important as […]
Why Does Food Taste Funny After Brushing?
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED why certain foods taste unpleasant after brushing your teeth in the morning? Most of us have experienced that bitter sensation a time or two, but what exactly causes it? Your Mint Toothpaste Flavor Isn’t To Blame It’s a common misconception that mint-flavored toothpaste causes the unpleasant taste when eating that first meal […]
Helping Your Kids Learn And Love To Brush Their Teeth
ANY PARENT KNOWS that getting your child to do certain things like eat their veggies, clean their room and even brush their teeth can be difficult. But the reality is that tooth decay is the number one disease affecting young children today. To combat this, kids need to learn and love to brush their teeth early on in their […]
See The Full Picture On Dental X-Rays
IF YOU COULD HAVE any superpower, what would it be? Would you choose super strength? How about the power of flight? Maybe you’d like the ability to see through solid objects! Although super strength and flight may not come too easily, you don’t have to search far for x-ray vision (in a manner of speaking)! Today, […]
Does Your Child Grind Their Teeth?
MANY PARENTS HAVE heard their children (loudly) grinding their teeth while they sleep at night, or even during waking hours. You may worry about the health of your child’s teeth or what their tooth grinding habit means and what has caused it. We hope this blog post answers your questions! Why Does Teeth Grinding Occur? Most […]
Flossing Is Essential To Your Oral Hygiene
WE’VE MENTIONED IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN… Flossing is an essential part of good oral hygiene. Many people don’t see the need for flossing when they already brush their teeth; others simply hate the task. We understand that it can be tedious! But as your trusted dental professionals, we want to assure you that flossing will […]
Snacking Tips To Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy
GOOD NUTRITION IS ESSENTIAL for a child’s healthy growth and development. It’s also important for their dental health! A good diet can help your child build strong, healthy teeth, while poor eating habits puts your child at a higher risk of tooth decay. You may understand how important nutritious meals are, but one thing some parents struggle […]
How To Help Prepare Your Child For The Dentist
THERE’S NOTHING BETTER than seeing a child’s smile light up a room. While parents understand the importance of keeping that smile healthy by regularly visiting the dentist, some children are a bit apprehensive about making that visit. There Are Many Potential Causes For A Child’s Dental Anxiety There may be several reasons why your little one […]