To pacify or not to pacify, that is the question! If you’re a parent, or currently expecting, you’ve probably heard every possible recommendation and condemnation you’ve ever wanted to hear regarding pacifier use. What is a dedicated, thoughtful parent to do? Well, we’re here to help. And, it’s not as cut and dry as you think. In fact, we’re pretty sure you may just be surprised by our second biggest “pro.” The Biggest Pros It’s a … [Read more...] about Baby Pacifiers – A Quick Look at the Pros and Cons
We are thankful to have a dedicated team of Dental Hygienists at Parkview Dental. They work hard every day caring for patients and keeping our office flowing. We need their skills, care, and support. During Dental Hygienist Appreciation Week we'd like to give them some extra recognition! Parkview Dental Hygienists At Parkview Dental we are privileged to have four Dental Hygienists; Tracy, Amy, Sara, and Kim. They are an integral part of each … [Read more...] about Dental Hygienist Appreciation Week
We all know toothpaste and orange juice don’t play well together. But why exactly? If you’ve ever wondered why your taste buds stand up in shock each time you down that tall glass of OJ having forgotten you just brushed, we’re here to help solve the mystery. So, let’s get down to it! How Taste Happens Believe it or not, science is still in the discovery phase of understanding exactly how taste works. After all, it’s a complicated and individual … [Read more...] about Why Does Orange Juice Taste So Bad After Brushing?
At Parkview Dental we are grateful for our amazing Dental Assistants! They work hard every day caring for patients and make the days of coworkers better. During Dental Assistants Recognition week we'd like to give them extra appreciation! Parkview Dental Assistants At Parkview Dental we are honored to have three Dental Assistants; Vonnie, Kaylee and Amy. They are an imperative part of the patient dental care experience. They help our practice … [Read more...] about Dental Assistants Recognition Week
February is National Children's Dental Health Month organized by the American Dental Association (ADA). The focus of the month is to promote good oral health to children and their caregivers. We encourage children's dental care all year round, but want to highlight a few tips in honor of this special month! Tips for Children's Dental Care Brush their teeth twice daily as soon as they have their first tooth. Floss between their teeth. … [Read more...] about February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, decay can occur. One of the risk factors for early childhood caries (sometimes called baby bottle tooth decay or nursing mouth syndrome) is frequent and prolonged exposure of a baby’s teeth to liquids, such as fruit juice, milk or formula, which all contain sugar. Tooth decay can occur when a baby is put to bed with a bottle. Infants should finish their naptime or bedtime bottle before going to bed. Because … [Read more...] about Sippy Cups and Your Child’s Teeth