Most folks fit their routine dental visit into an already busy day. Between commuting, dropping the kids off, heading to work, running errands or running into traffic…some of us get to the dental office in a rush and almost feel like a recline in the chair is a mini vacation. But don’t let your dental appointment come and go without taking advantage of it! How often is it that you get to be face-to-face with a dental expert (or dental … [Read more...] about Ask These Questions at Every Dental Appointment
October is National Dental Hygiene Month. This month is dedicated to promoting healthy mouths all across the country, and celebrating the hard work your favorite dental hygienist does to keep your pearly whites squeaky clean. Schedule an appointment and make sure your oral health is on point. … [Read more...] about National Dental Hygiene Month
For those of us with sensitive teeth, that frequent zing! is all too familiar. We’ve learned to avoid drinking ice water, biting into ice cream, or brushing too hard on a particular tooth. Or maybe your tooth sensitivity is new. Suddenly you need to avoid chewing on one side of your mouth. What gives? What is Tooth Sensitivity? When you feel a sharp but quick jolt of discomfort in response to a stimulus (like hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods, … [Read more...] about What’s the Deal with Sensitive Teeth?
Dr. Vadnais is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. She has successfully completed the board certification requirements established by the ABDSM. Dr. Vadnais is also member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), the only non-profit professional association dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. Dr. Vadnais helps treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance … [Read more...] about Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Ever wonder when your kids' teeth are supposed to come in and fall out? Here's two nifty charts on that from the ADA. Teeth vary in size, shape and their location in the jaws. These differences enable teeth to work together to help you chew, speak and smile. They also help give your face its shape and form. At birth people usually have 20 baby (primary) teeth, which start to come in (erupt) at about 6 months of age. They fall out (shed) at … [Read more...] about Tooth Eruption Chart
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It’s also among the most preventable and curable when caught early. And, believe it or not, your dentist is a critical partner when it comes to detecting this form of cancer. What is melanoma? Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, and one of the most serious. Researchers are not certain as to its causes, but according to studies completed at the University of Minnesota, repeated … [Read more...] about Another Reason Not To Skip Your Dental Visits