Posts Tagged ‘dental care’

3 Tips For Brushing Your Child’s Teeth

Friday, January 18th, 2019
All parents should know these three tips for brushing children’s teeth.

All parents should know these three tips for brushing children’s teeth.

Oral care is important for people of all ages, including your young kids! Even though your children will lose their baby teeth at some point, it’s essential to practice healthy oral care habits from an early age. Continue reading to learn a few crucial tips for brushing your child’s teeth. (more…)

3 Common Dental Myths and The Truth Behind Them

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Learn about the truth behind three common dental myths.

Learn about the truth behind three common dental myths.

You may have heard a few statements about the dentist and oral health that are simply untrue, and it’s important to have all the facts! Continue reading to learn about a few common dental myths you may have heard and the truth behind these statements. (more…)

I Chipped My Tooth! What Happens Now?

Friday, December 14th, 2018
Learn about dental problems from a chipped tooth.

Learn about dental problems from a chipped tooth.

A chipped tooth is common for adults and children, but it can be a pain to deal with. Even if you’ve experienced only a tiny chip in your tooth, it’s important to visit your dentist right away. Learn more about the dental problems you can face from a chipped tooth and why it’s crucial to make an appointment with your dentist quickly. (more…)

Spring Cleaning For A Healthy and Clean Smile

Friday, April 13th, 2018
Don’t forget about your oral health this spring! Check out this tips for a healthy and clean smile.

Don’t forget about your oral health this spring! Check out this tips for a healthy and clean smile.

When we think about spring cleaning, we usually think about dusting and vacuuming our homes, but don’t forget to check your bathroom counter! The new season of spring is a great reminder to replace old toothbrushes, buy new mouthwash or floss, and schedule a dentist appointment if you’ve been putting it off. (more…)

What To Do When You Break A Tooth

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Broken tooth? Here’s how to deal with it.

Broken tooth? Here’s how to deal with it.

There are not many dental traumas worse than breaking a front tooth. It can be painful to eat and talk and can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. When you break a tooth, you should be prepared by knowing the best steps to take and the decisions you need to make. (more…)

The Importance Of Mouthguards

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Don't leave your child's teeth unprotected, buy a mouthguard today.

Don’t leave your child’s teeth unprotected, buy a mouthguard today.

If your child is playing a sport or taking part in a recreational activity, your biggest concern is always for your child’s safety. We want our children to be protected with pads and gear while playing contact sports, so why should we leave their teeth unprotected? (more…)

When Should My Child get Braces?

Friday, September 1st, 2017
Does your child need braces?

Does your child need braces?

Kids can need braces for any number of reasons. They may have crooked, overlapping or overcrowded teeth, or they may have a bad bite known as malocclusion. Malocclusion is when there’s a difference in the sizes of the top and bottom jaws. When the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw, it’s called an overbite. When the lower jaw is bigger, it’s called an underbite. Tooth and jaw problems can be caused by losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits such as thumb sucking. They are also often inherited, so if you or someone in your family needed braces, it’s likely that your kids will, too.  (more…)

Is Mouthwash Safe for Your Child?

Friday, August 25th, 2017
Father and son practicing good dental health habits

Mouthwash may be great for adults and older children, what age is best to start your child on the healthy habit?

We know how important dental health is for your kids. Brushing every morning, after sugary and sticky snacks and before bedtime is encouraged. Some kids even enjoy flossing using flavored dental floss. But how about mouthwash? Typically, mouthwash is not recommended for children under the age of six. Some types of mouthwash for kids contain fluoride. While fluoride is beneficial for preventing tooth decay, having too much too early may result in fluorosis. Fluorosis can happen only when a child’s teeth are still developing, and this condition may affect the texture and color of the teeth. Your child’s teeth could develop brown spots or the surface of the teeth may be rough. In order to prevent this from happening, it’s crucial that you read the label of the mouthwash bottle to look for certain signs. (more…)

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Friday, August 18th, 2017
dentist

When it comes to new technologies, like laser dentistry, it is always best to talk to your trust dentist first!

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser produces a very exact beam of concentrated laser energy that can treat a wide variety of dental problems. The laser sterilizes and coagulates blood vessels at the same time, thereby reducing the opportunity for infection. Lasers in dentistry can be used for surgical procedures such as a cutting instrument or tissue vaporizer, meaning it melts away tissue it encounters. Safety glasses will be used to protect your eyes from any harm. In many cases, the use of the laser instead of the drill or knife greatly reduces pain during the procedure. Depending upon what you need and your pain tolerance, anesthesia is sometimes unnecessary. (more…)

Can I Prepare for My Root Canal?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Man feeling toothache and holding his jaw with negative expression. Man wearing casual clothing. Focus on man. Horizontal composition. Image developed from Raw format..

If you have an upcoming Root Canal, there are important measures to take first.

When your dentist tells you that you need a root canal, it can sound intimidating. It

really doesn’t have to be. Your dentist has likely performed the procedure hundreds
of times before and it will be done in no time. And with numbing agents, a root
canal is typically no more painful than a filling. There are a few things you can do to
prepare for your root canal that can help it go as smoothly as possible.

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