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This February teach your children to love their teeth!
According to colgate.com, “February is an important month to kids’ dental care because it marks the observance of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). What started in 1941 as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, this month has progressed remarkably over the years. The ADA held the first national observance […]
7 Vitamins and Minerals Your Mouth Needs
1. Calcium 2. Vitamin D 3. Potassium 4. Phosphorus 5. Vitamin K 6. Vitamin C 7. Vitamin A Check out this detailed blog from Delta Dental of California about why each Vitamin and Mineral is so important to your mouth and how you can add them to your diet. Link: https://www.deltadentalins.com/oral_health/vitamins-and-minerals.html
Dental Apps That Make Brushing Fun For Kids
When you’re a kid brushing your teeth might seem like a chore. As an adult trying to make sure your five-year-old is doing it well can be an even bigger pain. Below are some of our favorite, fun, and FREE tooth brushing apps for kids that can improve your child’s brushing and flossing habits. 1. […]
10 Non-Candy Halloween Treats to Give Out This Year
Kids get so many sweet treats this time of years, it’s no surprise that non-candy Halloween treats are becoming more popular. Here is a list of our 10 favorite treats! 1. Play-dough 2. Glow sticks 3. Bubbles 4. Mini bottles of water 5. Bouncy balls 6. Book-markers 7. Pencils 8. Chap-stick 9. Key chains 10. […]
Protect your smile!
Protect your teeth while playing sports. Mouth guards help prevent damage to your teeth and can protect you from concussions. Here are some simple tips to keep your mouth guard in top notch shape. *Rinse before and after every use *Periodically wash in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. * Store in a protective container […]
Dry Mouth Troubling You?
Dry mouth can be caused by prescription drugs, head/neck radiation and other medical conditions. A decrease in salivary flow can alter your speech, decrease taste sensation and make eating more difficult. It can also lead to an increased risk of cavities, oral infections and tooth sensitivity. The goal of treating dry mouth is to reduce […]
How Does Dental Insurance Work?
The following tips will give you insight on how to navigate your dental insurance policy. Dental insurance policies are straightforward and specific regarding what procedures are covered and exactly how much you have to pay out of pocket. Preventative: Preventative dental includes cleanings, x-rays and exams. There are two limitations to be aware of on […]
Preparing your child for their first dental visit
A question we are frequently asked is, at what age should I start bringing my child to the dentist? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. There are many things you can do to create a fun first […]
Floss like a Boss!
Why do you need to clean between your teeth? Even if you brush twice a day, there are places your toothbrush bristles can’t reach. There are several ways to clean between your teeth and flossing is most common. Information provided by American Dental Association.
Bright White Smile
Many patients desire whiter teeth. There are a few things to keep in mind before deciding if you should whiten your teeth and which whitening products are the best for you. Before beginning a whitening regiment, patients should have an exam to ensure there are no underlying dental conditions. Gum disease, gum recession, dental restorations […]