15 02, 2019

Resolutions for Oral Health

By |2019-02-15T17:02:07+00:00February 15th, 2019|Dentist, Diet, Education, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health|Comments Off on Resolutions for Oral Health

With a new year, often times comes new resolutions. Whether it's going to the gym more often or promising to stay in touch with family and friends, the new year is a time of thoughtful consideration of how the next 365 days of one's life will go. One of the best resolutions one can make is to pledge to get in good dental health. It is amazing how much poor dental health can adversely affect [...]

6 04, 2018

Starting Braces Early

By |2018-04-06T22:06:05+00:00April 6th, 2018|Braces, Dentist, Fun facts, Health, Invisalign, Orthodontics|Comments Off on Starting Braces Early

I was surprised when Dr. Jamie suggested that my 8-year-old daughter get evaluated by an ­­orthodontist for braces – she’s so young! Aren’t braces for teenagers? On my daughter’s x-rays, Dr. Jamie pointed to permanent teeth still in the gums that are not lined up with the space where they should grow in. An orthodontist, Dr. Jamie explained, can evaluate my daughter’s teeth to predict whether the permanent teeth will likely grow in correctly or [...]

15 10, 2016

Eight Wonderful Things About Spit (aka Saliva)

By |2016-10-15T20:47:11+00:00October 15th, 2016|Cavieties, Dentist, Diet, Education, Fun facts, Health, Oral Care, Oral Health|Comments Off on Eight Wonderful Things About Spit (aka Saliva)

Your body starts digesting food in your mouth, thanks to enzymes in your saliva that break down starches. Swallowing would be terribly uncomfortable without saliva to help us move our food down. You wouldn’t be able to taste your food if you didn’t have saliva. As food mixes with saliva, it carries it to the taste buds that are embedded on your tongue. Your body makes 4 – 8 cups of saliva every day! It [...]

2 10, 2016

Swapping baby teeth for permanent teeth!

By |2016-10-02T20:38:39+00:00October 2nd, 2016|Dentist, Education, Fun facts|Comments Off on Swapping baby teeth for permanent teeth!

By the time your child starts kindergarten, you may have almost forgotten that their cute set of teeth are just place holders for the permanent ones. After all, it was a long, sometimes tearful, teething process growing in those first teeth - who wouldn’t want to forget that? Well, be reassured that for most kids the transition from baby teeth to adult teeth is more giggles than tears. So don’t be too concerned when the [...]

15 09, 2016

Halting Tooth Decay with Silver Diamine Fluoride

By |2016-09-15T20:43:46+00:00September 15th, 2016|Cavieties, Dentist, Education|Comments Off on Halting Tooth Decay with Silver Diamine Fluoride

This relatively new treatment consists of a simple application of a liquid called silver diamine fluoride, or SDF. You probably recognize fluoride in the title, a substance that helps to harden the enamel of our teeth, making it more difficult for bacteria to do damage. The silver component acts as an antimicrobial agent. You can think of it like Neosporin for teeth. It actually kills the bacteria that created the cavity! Altogether, SDF is a [...]

5 09, 2016

See your smile, not the braces!

By |2016-09-05T20:41:23+00:00September 5th, 2016|Braces, Dentist, Education, Invisalign, Orthodontics|Comments Off on See your smile, not the braces!

Braces have been a right-of-passage for most teenagers. The embarrassment of having a “metal mouth” and the discomfort of the brackets rubbing against the inside of the cheek was the price you had to pay for that great smile. Luckily for today’s teenagers, there is another option. Invisalign is the next generation of technology for teeth alignment. The beauty of it is in the simplicity, especially for the patient. Just imagine, Tessa Teen goes to [...]

2 09, 2016

Now Available: White crowns for kids’ back and front teeth

By |2016-09-02T20:51:40+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Cavieties, Crowns, Dentist, Education, Fun facts, SSC|Comments Off on Now Available: White crowns for kids’ back and front teeth

If your child needs a crown on a tooth, Dr. Jamie can now provide you with the option of white crowns in place of the standard stainless steel crown. While front teeth white crowns are common, newer back teeth white crowns are now available. Made of durable zirconia, these crowns are not only strong, they are beautiful!  A crown is usually used to cover a tooth that has a very large filling. Perhaps the decay [...]

25 08, 2014

School Rules: No sugary treats

By |2014-08-25T19:32:26+00:00August 25th, 2014|Dentist, Education, Oral Health, School, Sugar|Comments Off on School Rules: No sugary treats

This blogger is a mom with a kid about to start kindergarten. While looking up some basic info on my daughter’s soon-to-be school’s webpage, I noticed a post in the side bar about a new policy banning foods with high sugar content. I smirked at that policy because I already have pretty strict sugar rules for my kids. You won’t find any soda around here, no sirree. The candy is doled out in tiny portions, [...]

2 06, 2014

Learning & Teaching – Dugoni School of Dentistry

By |2014-06-02T17:08:32+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Dentist, Education|Comments Off on Learning & Teaching – Dugoni School of Dentistry

Once upon a time, there was a young girl with a dream. Her name was Jamie. She didn’t dream of being a princess or a rock star. She dreamed of being a dentist and giving kids great smiles! If you think really hard you can guess who I’m talking about – that’s right, Dr. Sahouria! Not too long ago, she was studying hard at college. Then she went to dental school to learn all the [...]