Posts Categorized: Good Hygiene

Summertime Oral Health Tips

The lazy days of summer are here along with all of the fun activities (swimming, cookouts, beach trips) that families engage in during the summer months. There are a few things to keep in mind that will allow you to have a fun summer and protect your smile at the same time.

What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer occurs more often in those over age 40. It affects twice as many men as women. The risk factors include tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, and sun exposure. A diet low in fruits and vegetables may play a role in cancer development, as these food groups contain antioxidants that are thought to have… Read more »

Do I Really Need X-Rays Once a Year?

Some patients wonder why yearly dental radiographs are necessary, particularly when they may have never had any oral health issues. For a dental examination to be complete and comprehensive, a clinical evaluation must be combined with dental radiographs. Many oral conditions can be missed when radiographs are not taken. These include cavities, cysts, abscessed teeth,… Read more »

Does My Child Need a Mouthguard?

If your child plays a contact sport such as soccer, football, hockey, or basketball, they most likely wear protective gear such as helmets, kneepads, shoulder pads, etc to protect their head, neck, limbs and joints. Mouthguards, which can protect the teeth, lips, and other parts of the mouth, are just as important as the more… Read more »

What is the Mouth-Body Connection?

Did you know that those with good oral health may have better overall health? How so? Well, studies suggest that patients with periodontitis (which is untreated gingivitis that transitions into ongoing inflammation ) may be at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Pregnant women with gum disease may be more prone to pregnancy diabetes,… Read more »

Five Tips to Keep Your Baby’s Mouth Healthy

Use Fluoride to strengthen your baby’s teeth. You may need to find out if your drinking water, whether well water, tap or bottled, is adequately fluoridated.   Clean your baby’s teeth. Begin cleaning your baby’s teeth once they come in. Use a soft cloth or baby toothbrush. Around age 2, it is okay to begin… Read more »

Better Brushing Habits for a Clean Smile

We consistently try to reinforce the idea of preventive dentistry with our patients because it is the best way to maintain a healthy smile. Rather than allowing problems to occur, which will require costly and time-consuming restorative care, prevention allows us to help you avoid problems from ever developing. While scheduling six-month visits for dental cleanings… Read more »

The Preventive Care Philosophy

Most dental problems can be fixed, or at least maintained, with certain treatments. Imagine if there was something you could do to avoid the hassle and frustration of dealing with oral health complications. Fortunately, there is something you can do! Practicing routine preventive care is the most essential step you can take to maintain good… Read more »