Most kids are excited when their primary (baby) teeth become loose and start to fall out. It is a milestone in their development and a noticeable sign that they’re growing up. But what if those teeth come out too early? Or what if they suffer significant damage? Some parents fall into the trap of thinking that primary teeth aren’t that important, so dental visits during a child’s earliest years aren’t as critical as they are later on. As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, a family dentist is here to set the record straight and explain just how critical primary teeth are.(more…)
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February 13, 2019
January 21, 2019
As we leave 2018 behind, now is the time to create resolutions for the new year. You may have set some goals for yourself, such as to eat healthier, rid yourself of debt, or to exercise more often, but is your oral health at the top of your priority list. Although you may think brushing and flossing are enough to keep your teeth healthy, it is only half the care you need. You should also see your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. If you have been delaying your visits, there is no better time than the new year to recommit to your smile.
January 6, 2019
As the new year gets off to its start, you’re looking to make improvements in your family’s oral health. With the varied ages and dental health conditions of each member, should you consider finding a different dentist to meet each person’s needs, or is there an easier way? As you read on, you’ll learn how to best maximize your time while enjoying the peace-of-mind of knowing that each member of your family is cared for properly.(more…)
January 1, 2019
The holiday season is winding down and the new year is upon us. Time to start making your plans for the coming spring. But, while you’re thinking about fresh flowers and green grass, take some time to follow these tips from a local dentist.(more…)
December 2, 2018
This time of year brings all of your favorite foods, right? Whether you like sweet or savory, it seems like the holidays provide the best dinners and desserts. However, if you have sleep apnea, you should watch what you eat because it could help or hurt your condition. Keep reading to discover some of the best foods for sleep apnea as well as what you should avoid for a good night of counting sheep.(more…)
November 9, 2018
The flu season can really put a damper on what is supposed to be a time of celebration. Enjoying delicious holiday meals is incredibly difficult when you can’t taste them properly or because you can’t keep them down. If you have the flu, your number-one priority needs to be resting and allowing your body to heal as quickly as possible.
However, you don’t want your oral health to suffer as well just because you have the flu. Here are five tips that you should consider from a dentist.
October 25, 2018
One of the most exciting festivals of the fall season is Halloween. It’s a time to let the kid in you out as you where your favorite costume. It also gives you an excuse to indulge in some of your favorite sugary delights. Your dentist reminds you, though, that while enjoying the fun, don’t forget to protect your oral health. Read on to learn some great tips that will aid in preventing the development of cavities!
October 6, 2018
Dental insurance can be incredibly useful if you’re the type of person to seek routine dental care. Whether it be for cleanings and examinations or restorative treatments like fillings and dentures, having the opportunity to save money on dental care is always a positive thing. However, an overwhelming number of people don’t utilize their dental benefits throughout the year, causing them to leave money on the table.
To learn how much is wasted every year and how you can prevent it, keep reading!
September 6, 2018
Our parents, teachers and family doctors always emphasize the importance of managing our health. We’re told to eat a balanced diet and spend enough time outside exercising, but how often are we told to visit our dentist regularly? While at-home oral care is on the rise, many adults still don’t make it a habit to visit the dentist every six months as recommended by the American Dental Association.
To learn six reasons why routine dental visits are essential, keep reading!
September 2, 2018
Toothaches are strange, aren’t they? When you feel pain in your teeth, a lot of the times you don’t know why or what caused it. Toothaches can come out of nowhere and cause you real pain and inconvenience. Have you ever been at work and felt a toothache out of the blue? It can make your daily tasks much harder because that aching in your tooth is your main focus. Learn the top 10 reasons for tooth pain, with number 1 being the most common cause of toothaches from a trusted dentist.