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Teething

When kids begin to get their teeth it can be a difficult time for both parents and the baby!

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of serious injuries to children and infants caused by bracelets and necklaces marketed to families as methods to relieve teething pain.

Unfortunately, these products have […]

Oil Pulling…. useful or not?

Recent media reports have indicated the health benefits of oil pulling. Oil pulling is the practice of swishing oil in the mouth and some claim this daily routine can protect and whiten teeth.

The practice of oil pulling has been around for centuries, and has been practiced in countries such as Asia and India. […]

Xylitol Chewing Gum

If you suffer from dry mouth chewing sugar free gum may help increase your saliva flow. Many Americans suffer from dry mouth which can have multiple causes, including prescription drug use. People who have dry mouth are at greater risk of developing cavities.

Chewing a sugar free gum, especially gum that contains Xylitol, can […]

Mouthguards

Well, this winter turned out to be a wet one. Who else besides me is ready for spring?!

As the weather gets warmer and we begin to dry out from this winter, many of our youngsters will return to playing outside more.

With an increase in outdoor recreational activities and sports comes the occasional injury.

Mouthguards […]

Tooth Whitening Trends

You may have seen advertisements, or your favorite celebrities using all sorts of “natural” products to whiten their smile. It may be tempting to think of these products might be safe, or better than traditional whitening products found at the market that are approved by the American Dental Association, but in fact some of […]

By |November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What are Root Canals?

Teeth have nerves just like other parts of the body. When bacteria cause cavities in teeth they can irritate the nerve of the tooth. This happens when cavities get deep inside the tooth. When cavities are caught early, we can use fillings to restore teeth. By the time cavities get really painful, those affected […]

By |October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a crown?

Most people know crowns as “caps” on teeth. The goal of any tooth restoration is to preserve as much tooth structure as possible. Small cavities can be fixed with fillings. When cavities get too large to be fixed with a filling, a crown becomes a good solution to restore a tooth. Very large fillings […]

By |September 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy National Tooth Fairy Day!

National Tooth Fairy Day, August 22nd

Happy National Tooth Fairy Day! Today we celebrate the Tooth Fairy and wiggly baby teeth everywhere. Summer is coming to a close and kids everywhere are getting ready for another year of school. This is a great time to get the family in for dental checkups. Cavities are painful […]

By |August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shark Week!

Happy Shark Week everyone! Set your DVR’s for shark greatness! My wife and I enjoy scuba diving. Being underwater away from the rest of the world offers peace and tranquility amongst the sea creatures. We prefer to see footage of the big sharks, however, from the comfort of our couch!

Do you know why […]

Summer Time Oral Health

Hi!

It’s June and school is winding down. Happy Oral Health Month! Parents may miss school instruction, but year—round instruction is in your hands! Take the extra time when you are brushing and flossing to invite your children to watch. You may even want to bring the dog into the conversation.

Oral cavities are very common […]