Archive for Dental Health

May 16th, 2014 | Dental Health | Comments Off

Sipping, Snacking and Tooth Decay

Many parents across the country will issue a common refrain at dinnertime tonight: “You’d better eat that–it’s good for you!” There’s another old favorite in the parental arsenal of dietary admonitions: “Don’t eat that-it’ll rot your teeth!” Now more than ever, kids are faced with a bewildering array of food choices — from...

April 16th, 2014 | Dental Health | Comments Off

Mouth guards: Sports equipment that protects the smile

It’s easy to take some things for granted until they’re suddenly gone. Have you ever thought about how it would feel if you lost one or two of your front teeth? You’d probably avoid smiling. It would be uncomfortable talking with someone face-to-face. It wouldn’t be easy pronouncing certain words. And how about...

March 13th, 2014 | Dental Health | Comments Off

Are you prepared for a dental emergency?

Are you prepared for a dental emergency? Thousands of dental emergencies-from injuries to a painful, abscessed tooth-take place every day. Would you know what to do if your child broke a tooth or had a tooth knocked out while playing outdoors? What if you had a bad toothache in the middle of...

October 20th, 2013 | Dental Health | Comments Off

Oral Health – Overall Health

ORAL HEALTH Although seeing a dentist is no substitute for a visit to a physician, regular dental checkups can reveal much more about your overall health than one might think. Did you know that over 120 medical conditions, some of which can be life-threatening, can be detected early by a...

October 2nd, 2013 | Dental Health | Comments Off

How Soon?

How soon? Did you know that just because you do not see any teeth in your child’s mouth, doesn’t mean that there aren’t any there? That’s right. A common misconception is that parents do not need to worry about dental hygiene with their little ones, until they actually have visible...

April 25th, 2013 | Dental Health | Comments Off

Preventive Dentistry

What does preventive dentistry mean to you? If you’re like most, you’ll think of brushing, flossing and dental “cleanings”. This is the cornerstone of preventive dentistry. At your regular recare or “check-up” appointments, scaling and polishing (cleaning) of your teeth removes the hard “tartar” (calculus) and plaque (soft deposits) from...