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Be sure to put your best smile forward by making sure you are keeping up with your flossing. Help your children develop good oral health habits early on so they have a smile for a lifetime!
Fluoride helps your teeth resist tooth decay. But did you know that too much fluoride at a young age can cause a condition called fluorosis which changes the appearance of tooth enamel? Be sure to talk with us about how much fluoride your child should be using before age 8!
Be patient with your children while they learn to brush and floss. With your help, children can start brushing their teeth around age 2-3 but may not be completely ready to go it alone until age 6. It can also take all the way until 10 years old to perfect flossing!
We always recommend avoiding sugary beverages as much as possible. If your child is drinking juice or soda, be sure to have them drink it through a straw to limit their teeth's exposure to sugar!
April is National Stress Awareness Month. We know that everyone will experience stress at some point in their life, but constant or extreme stress is bad for both the mind and body. Our team encourages you to take a few minutes today (and everyday) to work on managing your stress levels!
Wishing all of our amazing patients a very happy week filled with smiles!
You can try all you want, but this excuse won't cut it!
We think kids have the right idea!
Be sure to periodically replace your brush for the best possible clean!
We couldn't agree more!
We're going to give it our all today. We hope you will too!
Just one more reason to keep your smile looking great!
Here's hoping we all get in the habit of smiling a little more!
Truer words have never been spoken. #DentalHealth
Who said math can't be fun? #TuesdayChallenge
Plaque's worst enemy: brushing and flossing three times a day. #oralhealth
Our patients are solid. #patientappreciation
Ever wonder what kind of mouthwash you should look for? We got you covered!
Whether you have braces or just like to keep your smile looking its best, here are a few items we recommend keeping near you on the go!
Ever wonder what all the different types of toothpaste do? We have the answers!
The goal of brushing is to remove plaque from your teeth, but plaque is actually pretty soft! Brushing too hard only serves to wear down your mouth's natural defenses and can actually lead to bigger problems down the road. Toothpaste is abrasive, so let it do the hard work!
New Year - Drink more water! Water is crucial to your overall oral health! Drinking water washes away leftover food, dilutes acid, and keeps you hydrated to produce more saliva. Of course we all know saliva is your mouth's first line of defense against tooth decay. #ToothLove
Out of ideas for stocking-stuffers this Christmas? Try giving your children some mouth-healthy tools to brighten their smile this holiday season! Floss, toothbrushes, and gum sweetened with Xylitol are all great stocking stuffers that will keep your child’s grin healthy.
Did you know that toothbrushes date back to ancient Egypt? Well, they didn’t exactly use the toothbrushes we know today. Instead, they chewed on soft sticks to clean their teeth, and used a sharpened end as a toothpick to clean food from between their teeth! These ancient toothbrushes were aptly named “chewsticks.” #DentalHistory #ToothLove
Did you know that frequent exposures to acidic foods can erode enamel, making teeth more susceptible to decay? Even though a a squeeze of lemon or lime can turn a simple glass of water into a refreshing beverage, it's not always the best choice for your mouth. While an occasional squeeze is fine, make sure to drink plenty of plain water!
We see children with Frappuccinos and similar drinks all the time. But aside from ordering them caffeine free, did you know that they’re also incredibly high in sugar? You would never give your child 19 packets of sugar, yet that’s exactly how much sugar is contained in a single Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino! It's definitely a better occasional treat than a regular habit.
With the amount of candy in circulation during Halloween, you can change it up by offering some of these fun candy alternatives! 1. Mini Flashlights 2. Toothbrushes 3. Mini Glow Sticks 4. Fake Mustaches 5. Bouncy Balls Candy #ToothLove
Does Your Child Play School Sports? Did you know that just under 20% of all sports related injuries occur to children’s mouths? (maxillofacial injuries) Mouth guards can prevent oral injuries and lower your child’s risk of sustaining serious injuries to their teeth and mouths. Get a mouth-formed “boil and bite” mouth guard, or get a custom, dentist made mouth guard for the best possible fit and protection.
Healthy teeth are important, even your child's baby teeth! It's important to establish good habits when it comes to food. Try to stick to these guidelines: -Stick to fruits and vegetables for snacks -Avoid foods that are high in sugar -Limit sweet treats to special occasions Instilling these habits will get your children off to a lifetime of oral health! #DentalFAQ
Statistics show as many as 10% of high school students have tried e-cigarettes. Regardless of how it’s delivered, ni****ne is a highly addictive drug that should be avoided by everyone, especially growing teens. It’s important to educate your teens about the potential hazards of this growing trend, like gum disease, bad breath, and even tooth loss. #DentalFAQ
It’s important to keep your tooth brush where it can get the least amount of bathroom germs possible (Yuck!). The best place to store your toothbrush is in a cabinet, upright. Or, in a closed area where it can dry without touching other brushes or being exposed to micro-particulates from the toilet. #DentalFAQ
Does your child have an oral piercing? If they do, they have a greater risk for cracking and damaging their teeth. Oral piercings can also cause minor nerve damage, infections, pain and swelling. Discuss the potential pitfalls of oral piercings with your teenager. #ToothLove
School is starting and families are getting back on a schedule. Be sure to make brushing 2 minutes, twice a day a priority in your school routine! #2min2x
Most babies are ready to start making the switch to a sippy cup between 6-9 months. By the time they're 12 months, its best to stop using the bottle altogether. If she's still having a hard time, offer a blankie or stuffed animal as comfort during her transition. #dentalFAQ
A sippy cup is a great way to give your child a bit more independence as they get older, and gain dexterity in their hands. But, be careful about what you serve them! Help keep cavities at bay by only filling their sippy cup with water, and not sugary fruit juice.
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