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October 2020

Seal the Deal…

2020-08-01T21:16:38+00:00

...With Dental Sealants! Prevent Cavities & Tooth Decay Molars and premolars have large chewing surfaces where crevices naturally form. Here, bacteria thrive, and cavities occur. Dental sealant is a clear composite resin that is "painted" on back teeth to act as a physical barrier to decay-causing bacteria. For children and adolescents (who may not always [...]

Seal the Deal…2020-08-01T21:16:38+00:00

Be Careful with Toothpicks

2020-08-01T21:15:00+00:00

Toothpicks Can Cause Dental Injury and More Toothpicks are quick and convenient when food debris is stuck between teeth, however, they're also a common cause of dental injury. Because they are so sharp, toothpicks can damage the gums and other soft tissue when used carelessly. They are somewhat ineffective, often pushing debris farther between teeth [...]

Be Careful with Toothpicks2020-08-01T21:15:00+00:00

Choosing Breakfast

2020-08-01T21:11:03+00:00

For Better Nutrition and Dental Health! It's often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there's a lot of truth behind it. Though the links between eating, blood sugar levels, and performance aren't fully understood, the evidence suggests that eating breakfast boosts energy and attention span in the morning hours. [...]

Choosing Breakfast2020-08-01T21:11:03+00:00

September 2020

Crowns & Bridges: How They Work

2020-07-19T16:02:50+00:00

A missing tooth is more than just a hindrance to normal chewing, and more than a cosmetic bother. It's a threat to the entire architecture of your mouth. The mouth is dynamic. Where there is a missing tooth, neighboring teeth drift, gum disease may crop up, even the unprotected bone ridge is susceptible to damage. [...]

Crowns & Bridges: How They Work2020-07-19T16:02:50+00:00

“Is it a Cavity?”

2020-07-19T15:59:03+00:00

Or something else... While most people think a toothache automatically means a cavity (or the need for a root canal), several other conditions can also cause temperature sensitivity, pain during chewing, and other symptoms typically associated with a toothache. Here are some of those causes: Gum Recession. When patients experience gum recession (which can be [...]

“Is it a Cavity?”2020-07-19T15:59:03+00:00

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

2020-07-19T15:57:17+00:00

During Any Emergency: Stay Calm You've taken every precaution. You never chew ice or hard candy. You don't use your teeth to open packaging or crack nuts. You always wear a mouthguard for risky recreation. And then it happens—a dental emergency. Common Dental Emergencies: Toothache - While a toothache may be a "common" problem, it's [...]

How to Handle Dental Emergencies2020-07-19T15:57:17+00:00

Guard Against Snoring…

2020-07-19T15:55:26+00:00

And Obstructive Sleep Apnea While snoring can be annoying for family members trying to enjoy a night's rest, it's more than just a nuisance. It can also be associated with a more serious condition called sleep apnea. Those with sleep apnea experience irregular breathing during sleep. The most common type (called Obstructive Sleep Apnea) occurs [...]

Guard Against Snoring…2020-07-19T15:55:26+00:00

August 2020

7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health

2020-07-19T15:53:02+00:00

Ways to Protect Teeth & Overall Health Take these seven steps to achieve greater safety and fend off some of the most common childhood mishaps! Prevent decay with fluoride. If your family drinks only bottled or filtered water, you may be getting less fluoride than the recommended amount; ask about fluoridation treatments! Mouthguards for athletes. [...]

7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health2020-07-19T15:53:02+00:00

Choosing A Musical Instrument

2020-07-19T15:50:31+00:00

Especially for Children, Musical Instruments Can Impact Teeth! Playing a musical instrument can be a great hobby. It requires discipline and practice to master and can be an endless source of relaxation and joy. (For both the musician and audience as well.) But, especially for growing children, certain musical instruments can leave the whole mouth [...]

Choosing A Musical Instrument2020-07-19T15:50:31+00:00