October is National Dental Hygiene Month and Parkview Dental is honoring a hygienist each week in the month. Today we recognize Pam H. Pam has been in the hygiene field for 40 years! How has the hygiene world changed since you started? Back when I started, we did not even use gloves or masks. People did not know how to take good care of their teeth and had barely heard of floss. Of course there were no computers. I do not miss any of … [Read more...] about Our Hygienist ~ Pam
Scary Apple Mouths Ingredients 1 red apple lemon juice peanut butter sliced almonds Directions Quarter and core a red apple. Brush with lemon juice. Cut out a wedge from the skin side of each piece so it looks like a mouth. Fill with peanut butter, and then insert sliced almonds for "teeth." … [Read more...] about Scary Apple Mouths
Mouth guards should be on every parent’s back to school list if they have kids who play sports. As summer comes to an end and practices for sports like volleyball and football begin, Dr. Kent Kuball and his team at Parkview Dental encourage patients to consider a mouth guard for children as they participate in sports! Basics about Mouth Guards~Mouth guards for sports are made of hard plastic or silicone that can be molded to your bite These … [Read more...] about Mouth Guards for Sports
Getting your child to brush their teeth can be a battle but the challenge is well worth it. Dental caries (better known as tooth decay or cavities) is a disease, not just a hole in the tooth. The pain and suffering due to untreated tooth decay can lead to problems in eating, speaking and paying attention in school. In other words, cavities hurt. One way to avoid cavities is to make sure your child brushes twice a day, every day with a soft … [Read more...] about The Brushing Battle…
With the start of school and packing lunches, we encourage healthy choices of fruits and vegetables. Certain foods can actually help clean your teeth and mouth. Carrots are a great choice. The fibrous make up of carrots help to scrape off plaque and food particles just like toothbrush bristles. Carrots stimulate the gum tissue and triggers saliva formation. The saliva creates an alkaline environment in the mouth, helping ward off cavities … [Read more...] about It’s All In The Crunch!
Parkview Dental says bon voyage to Jill Auger. Jill has been a valuable member of the Parkview Dental family for over twenty years and will be greatly missed. She has taken wonderful care of our patients and we wish Jill and her family all the best. Good Luck Jill! Doctors and Staff of Parkview Dental. … [Read more...] about Bon Voyage~Jill