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Toddlers And Teeth: 3 Questions You May Have

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Uncategorized |

There are a lot of misunderstandings surrounding baby teeth and the role they play in your child’s present and future dental health. Below are three common questions that parents of toddlers may have when it comes to their child’s teeth and what the current recommendations are for such questions.  My Child is One and Still Doesn’t Have Their First Tooth – Should I Worry?  Physical, mental, and emotional development in children happens on a spectrum – dental development in children is no different. If your child is...

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Four Bad Habits That Might Be Decreasing The Effectiveness Of Your Mouthwash

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you rinse your mouth out with mouthwash after every time you brush, you’re doing all that you can to protect your dental health, right? Not necessarily. A lot of people make mistakes when using their mouthwash that may result in it being less effective than it could be. Here’s a look at four mistakes to avoid for more effective mouthwash use: Diluting the mouthwash with water. Mouthwash is made at a certain strength for a reason – that’s the strength that researchers have determined works best to kill germs in your mouth....

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How To Help Your Children Get Better At Brushing Their Teeth

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Uncategorized |

One of the frequent battles of bedtime is trying to make sure that your children brush their teeth for an adequate period of time, with enough accuracy and skill to make sure that no plaque forms. However, children need to develop good teeth brushing habits as early as possible in order to increase the chances that they will have healthy teeth into adulthood. Here are some ideas to help get your children to brush their teeth while they are young: 1. Phrase Brushing Teeth as a Narrative Kids love stories. One way that you can get your young...

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Common Causes of Toothaches and How to Treat Them

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Uncategorized |

By learning about some of the possible reasons for toothaches, you will be in a better position of knowing how to treat the toothache yourself, until you are able to get in to see the dentist. Here are some of the most common reasons for toothaches and what to do about them. A decaying tooth Tooth decay is one of the most common reasons for a toothache. When your tooth starts decaying, the nerve can become exposed. This can lead to sensitivity to hot and cold drinks, as well as a toothache. Until you are able to get in for an appointment, you...

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Potential Treatments For Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Uncategorized |

A large crack in a tooth is immediately noticeable and fixed with a filling. But sometimes microscopic cracks can appear on a tooth’s surface causing increased temperature sensitivity and the risk of further damage. These tiny cracks are a symptom of cracked tooth syndrome.  Dentists don’t automatically check all the teeth for microscopic cracks during your regular appointment. So you need to alert your dentist immediately if hot and cold foods or liquids have suddenly started to bother a tooth that looks structurally fine to...

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Missing Every Tooth: Why You Should Consider Wearing Complete Dentures

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you walk around without a smile because you are missing all of your teeth from dental neglect? The solution to your problem may be to invest in dentures, as you can use them just like natural teeth. Below, learn why wearing complete dentures can be helpful when all of your teeth are missing. What Makes Complete Dentures a Good Replacement for Missing Teeth? Complete dentures are a good replacement for missing teeth because they will allow you to chew different foods. You may notice a different feeling when chewing with dentures than...

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Tips On Choosing A Pediatric Dentist

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Getting good dental care for your young children is just as important as taking them to the pediatrician and getting them their immunizations on time. A child who has good oral hygiene will not only have healthy teeth and gums, but over the course of his lifetime, he will enjoy a better state of general health as well. Choosing the best pediatric dentist for your child is crucial, and a number of factors must be considered before you make a final choice. What are the office hours? Does the dentist work during hours that are convenient for...

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Could Your Dentist Help Spot Early Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you concerned about your parent or grandparent’s mental health as he or she gets older?  There’s one unexpected place you can keep an eye out for signs of deteriorating memory and brain function: the dentist.  How might this help?  The Link A 2013 study at King’s College first found a distinct link between patients who had signs of poor dental health and those who showed symptoms of reduced brain function.  By following a group of 1053 middle-age adults for six years, researchers were able...

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Burning Mouth Syndrome: An Overview

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Suppose you’re going about your day as usual, when suddenly your mouth feels like it’s been set on fire—no, it’s not early-onset menopause, but something far less common: burning mouth syndrome, or BMS. If you haven’t heard of it, you’re not alone. In one study of 48,500 people, only 53 individuals (11 men and 42 women) were classified as having BMS. That translates to a 3.7 percent incidence in the population. What is BMS? Medical professionals generally describe burning mouth syndrome as a chronic...

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Curious About Tooth Water Flossers? 3 Ways They Can Help Your Family’s Teeth

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You have likely heard throughout your life that brushing, flossing, and eating the right foods are the staples of good dental hygiene. This may lead you to wonder just why people have water flossers and what they are useful for. Your dentist can give you the final verdict as whether one would be useful for you or not, but here are the basics about what water flossers do and who they can help. 1. They Are Useful for Cleaning Dental Appliances If anyone in your family wears braces or has dental bridges, then flossing with string floss is a...

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3 Bad Habits That Could Cause Harm To Your Teeth Without You Realizing It

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dentists often start teaching their patients basic dental care tips at a young age. Brush your teeth twice a day. Floss regularly. Use a fluoride rinse. While following this routine is always a good idea, it won’t fully protect you if you inadvertently make one of these common but easy to make mistakes. Here are 3 bad habits that could cause damage to your dental health that might not be immediately obvious. Brushing is Important But It’s Possible to Go Too Far There’s a reason that every dental guide you’ve ever read...

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