Of all the things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth, flossing has got to be the least expensive! But many patients don’t take the time to floss. And if you do, you might not be doing it correctly! Welcome to Flossing 101… Why should you floss? Your toothbrush isn’t enough to brush away the plaque that can build up between teeth and at the gumline. A complete dental routine includes both brushing and flossing. How often should you … [Read more...] about Flossing 101
While the arrival of your little one’s teeth might seem like a scattered and chaotic experience with very little in the way of predictable outcomes, there is a method to the madness! So, let’s find out which teeth come in when with this handy-dandy tooth eruption guide -- courtesy of the American Dental Association. With both the primary and permanent teeth eruption guides below, our journey through the mouth begins with our “front teeth” (the … [Read more...] about What’s Coming in When? A Tooth Eruption Guide.
As we near the end of your insurance year, we wanted to remind you to take advantage of any unused dental benefits. Every year you receive a maximum amount from your dental insurance company, and in most cases the unused portion of this amount is lost when the new insurance year starts. These are benefits you have already paid for! Flex Spending Accounts, your own personal savings account for your healthcare needs, are treated the same also. … [Read more...] about Use It or Lose It
The arrival of your baby’s first tooth is an exciting time! No doubt those weeks (or months) of drooling and gnawing on everything must have been leading to something! Now that those teeth have popped, what does a busy parent need to know about caring for them? Well, starting good dental hygiene early is important and visiting the dentist is the next step after that. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric … [Read more...] about When Should Your Child See the Dentist for the First Time?
As an adult, your oral care routine tends to remain fairly static for a large part of your life. Brush and floss. Rinse, perhaps, if you’re fond of it. And, unless you need prosthetics, that’s about all you’ll ever do. But, what about your kids? Toddlers? Adolescents? What sort of routine should they follow? Is it the same as yours? And, should it change from time to time? Since it’s February, and Children’s Dental Health month is upon us, let’s … [Read more...] about Should Your Child Do More Than Just Brush and Floss?
When you’re asked to bring a salad to a get-together, what do you picture first: lettuce, pasta, potato, or whipped topping? Did you even know that whipped topping could be considered a salad component? Depending on which region of the country you live in, or your family’s quirky traditions, often what graces the “salad” table is a concoction of candy bars, marshmallows, canned pineapple chunks, or worse – pineapple chunks suspended in gelatin. … [Read more...] about Tooth Friendly Summer Salads