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Why It’s Important to Take Care of Your Child’s Baby Teeth

February 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 9:16 pm
two little red-headed boys smiling in the dentist’s chair

If you think baby teeth aren’t that important, guess again. Yes, they will “just fall out” someday, but the health of these pearly whites can pave the way for the type of smile they will have once permanent, adult teeth arrive. With so many misconceptions about the importance of these primary teeth, a dentist in Covington looks to explain why it’s best to start your child’s dental hygiene habits early and what you can do at home to help them along the way.

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5 Tips for Effective Flossing

January 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Madelaine @ 1:48 am

woman flossingYou know you’re supposed to brush your teeth at least twice per day to keep your smile healthy. Besides your toothbrush, you have another essential tool at home to maintain your dental health. Flossing is equally important as your toothbrush to prevent common issues from occurring, particularly gum disease. While it may seem self-explanatory, many people don’t floss correctly. The wrong technique not only makes it less effective, but it can also damage your gum tissue. You don’t need to put your smile at risk. Here are 5 tips to make flossing easy and effective.

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Find Out How Convenient It Can Be to See a Family Dentist

January 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 7:08 pm
parents and their children

Are you tired of running all over town to make sure your kids get to their dentist appointments? Is it frustrating trying to keep up with each dentist’s quirks and personality? If so, it may be time to consider seeing a dentist for the entire family. Instead of spending valuable time and money on going from one place to another, you can reap the benefits of a family dentist who can provide high-quality services for everyone you love. Before settling on the first person you come across, spend some time learning about why you should seek a family dentist in the first place.

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5 Tips To Avoid Dental Emergencies While You Travel During The Holidays

December 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 4:40 pm
the Kremlin decorated for the holidays

Even if you love visiting your dentist, their office is probably the last place you want to be during your holiday vacation. While dental emergencies aren’t completely avoidable, when you take preventive measures, you can reduce the chance that you or a family member will experience one. Read on for five tips to keep you out of your emergency dentist’s office while you’re travelling for the holidays.

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Does Lack of Sleep Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

November 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 6:15 pm
woman yawning at her desk

If you are frequently tired throughout the day no matter how much sleep you seem to get, you’re not alone. It likely means that you suffer from a sleep condition known as sleep apnea, where you suffer from episodes of not being able to breathe for a short period of time at night. This can lead to snoring as well as waking up during the night choking or gasping for air. You might not remember these episodes, but they keep you from getting the restful sleep you need. And according to a recent study, lack of quality sleep may actually increase your risk of contracting Alzheimer’s disease later on in life. Read on to learn more.

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Keep a Healthy Smile with These 6 Flu Season Tips

November 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 9:07 pm
woman sick at home

When cold and flu season strikes, you might become so concerned with caring for your overall health that you do not think much about your dental health. But did you know that colds and flus — and what you do to fight them — can have an effect on your teeth? Let’s discuss a few flu season tips that will help you stay healthy from teeth to toe this fall and winter.

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Want to Save Money? Maximize Your Dental Insurance

October 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 2:57 pm
teeth money

As we enter the busiest, most expensive time of the year, you take a closer look at your finances. Every dollar counts, especially when you’re putting together a budget for gifts and holiday activities. You try to be careful with your money, but if you haven’t visited your dentist in a while, and you don’t use your checkup appointment before the end of the year, you could be leaving a significant amount of money unused. Furthermore, not attending this appointment could actually end up costing you a lot more money in the long run. In this post, you’ll learn and understand why taking advantage of your dental insurance benefits is a smart financial choice.

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Let Them Eat Sweets…Or Not: 4 Halloween Candy Tips to Remember This Holiday

October 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 4:57 pm
two girls dressed up for Halloween

Trick or Treat! It’s that time of year again, and before the night is over, your child will have dumped their candy bucket on the floor and started rummaging through its contents. If you’re being honest, you’ll probably take a swipe at a few of your favorite pieces, too. If you want to make sure their teeth remain healthy in the midst of the vast sugar rush, here are 4 Halloween candy tips to consider this holiday season.

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Is ADHD What You Really Think?

September 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 5:50 pm

What if ADHD was actually be more a symptom of poor sleep quality than a genetic or chemical deficiency? In the groups of professionals who study human sleep patterns and sleep-breathing disorders, there is growing evidence that ADHD may be a misdiagnosis – or missed diagnosis – of sleep disorders. What if…?

Children should not snore. If they do, they’re not breathing properly. It would certainly be worth investigating further to discover the source of their sleep breathing disorder. Obvious things to screen for would be constricted airway caused by enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids and sinus blockage.

Healthy sleep hygiene allows the natural flow through sleep cycles the body needs to heal and regenerate. Breathing irregularities may cause the child to constantly arouse during the night, keeps them at a shallower level of sleep, and prevents the very valuable REM stage of sleep.

This leaves the child drowsy throughout the day, restless, cross and irritable, and unable to focus on tasks at home or school. Sound familiar?

Check out this article and let us know what you think. Dr. James Moreau of MoreSMILES Dental is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and would love to hear from you if this article leaves you wanting to know more.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/09/22/could-adhd-be-a-type-of-sleep-disorder-that-would-fundamentally-change-how-we-treat-it/

Pumpkin Spice and Pearly Whites

September 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 7:42 pm
cat sleeping next to a cup of coffee

When you walked out of your house this morning, you had no clue that you were going to need to bring a sweater with you. Fall weather is approaching faster than you anticipated, meaning you’re going to have to buy a throw for your coach, invest in a new winter coat, and start stopping at your favorite coffee shop for a pumpkin spice latte in the mornings. Even though hot drinks like coffee and hot chocolate get you toasty and in the mood for the holidays, they could also be causing problems for your smile. Read on to learn how to prevent pumpkin spice season from having drastic impacts on your oral health down the road.  

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