One of the top challenges in orthodontic care is brushing. Braces require extra effort to clean, and different techniques to reach areas where food and germs build up. This is especially true around brace brackets, bands, wires and fixed retainers. Choose The Right Toothbrush Step one of brushing with braces is choosing a soft toothbrush [...]
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Now that 2019 is upon us, we would like to encourage you to make sure you are adopting proper dental hygiene practices. If you are already doing so, great! Keep up the good work! If not and one of your resolutions is to have better dental hygiene practices. Here are some tips! Start brushing two [...]
Thanksgiving Feast for Babies With Few To No Teeth It can be difficult to know what to feed a baby or young toddler in the midst of all the Thanksgiving preparation and family festivities. Worry no more! These foods will please even the pickiest of eaters, even if teeth have not appeared yet . [...]
Happy and Healthy Teeth this Halloween This Halloween, do not let the thought of tummy aches and future cavities ruin the holiday. Halloween candy is a treat, not a meal, so you must avoid letting your kids gorge themselves on sweets this season. Limit Candy Consumption When you get back from trick-or-treating lay out [...]
Going to the Dentist While Pregnant When you become pregnant it is important to follow a consistent oral health routine. Pregnancy changes the hormones in the body that put pregnant women at increased risk for periodontal disease, which is the most severe form of gum disease. Tell your dentist as soon as you think [...]
Fun With the Tooth Fairy Part 2 Losing your first tooth is a big deal. Here are some tips to make the Tooth Fairy’s first visit extra special. To see some more tips check out our article Fun With the Tooth Fairy. 1.) Give your child an official certificate from the [...]
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay and How You Can Prevent It Baby Bottle Tooth Decay refers to the tooth decay in babies and toddlers. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay most frequently occurs in the upper teeth, but can happen to any of the teeth. One cause of the decay, is prolonged exposure to [...]
Your Favorite Summer Drinks May Be Causing Acid Erosion With the constant hot weather we have been having lately, you may be turning to your favorite beverages to cool down. These beverages may be the reason that you are experiencing increased sensitivity, which is a sign of acid erosion. According to [...]
What Causes a Toothache? If you are dealing with tooth pain, you likely want it to go away quickly! We always recommend coming in to see us if you are dealing with any type of tooth pain because it could mean you have a cavity or need other treatment. While typically the [...]
Healthy Smiles for Senior Dental care is important to maintain throughout your life to ensure you have the healthiest smiles as you age. Older adults (65+) face several unique challenges for their oral health. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), approximately 18% of adults aged 65 years [...]