Dental Sealants

12th Nov 2019

Most people know that brushing and flossing your teeth are the most proven way to prevent dental decay. These two things combined with twice yearly visits to the dentist are the best bet for never having to experience a dental filling or a crown. However, it is not always the easiest thing to completely clean all of the small nooks and crannies in your teeth. This is especially true if you are blessed with deep tooth grooves. The molars, or […]

Preparing for your child’s first dental visit

21st Aug 2019

Going to the dentist should and can be enjoyable. Yes, you read that right: dental visits do not have to be scary or anxiety filled times! There are a few tips and tricks parents can use with their children to help achieve a positive visit to the dentist. The ultimate goal is to make kids understand the importance of caring for their teeth and to get them and keep them on the path to lifelong, excellent oral health. Following are […]

Back to School with a Healthy Smile

25th Jul 2019

In just a little under a month, the Cotati Rohnert Park Unified School District heads back to school for the 2019-2020 school year. Summer is a great time to check in with your child’s dentist and get teeth in tip top shape for back to school. Dental decay is actually one of the most prevalent disease of childhood. The other top contenders are asthma, diabetes and obesity. Dental caries is actually number one, which is five to eight times more […]

Five Tips for a Healthy Smile

22nd Mar 2019

There are things one learns in life that make you think to yourself – Well, that’s not rocket science! That’s exactly how to feel about these five tips for maintaining a healthy smiles. These are tried and true pieces of advice that you’ve probably already heard from your favorite dentist or hygienist. When creating good habits, repetition is helpful, so feel free to cut these out and put them on your bathroom mirror. 1. Brush your teeth- We often recommend […]

Women in Dentistry

15th Mar 2019

Since there are two days in March that resonant with woman and with dentists and since I happen to be both a woman and a dentist, I thought I’d spend some time writing about women in dentistry. Dentist Day and Women’s Day were on March 6th and 8th, respectively. Women in dentistry have come far and it all started with a determined woman name Lucy Hobbs. In 1866, Hobbs was the first woman to earn a degree in dentistry. Her […]

Chewing Gum- Helpful or Harmful?

15th Feb 2019

Kids loves chewing gum. They anticipate the age where mom or dad says it is ok to start chewing gum without the fear of choking. When it comes to chewing gum, it is the type of gum that really make the difference in whether it is helpful or harmful to your teeth. If the gum you choose contains sugar, than you are essentially giving your teeth a bath of sweetness. This can invite those pesky oral bacteria to begin secreting […]

Children’s Dental Health Month

15th Feb 2019

If you asked a pediatric dentist what their favorite month of the year was, my guess is most would say February. Why February? Well, for starters, it has been designated as National Children’s Dental Health Month. All over the United States, pediatric dental offices increase their outreach during this time. They visit with local school children and educate them and their parents about good oral health. Some communities even participate in Give Kids a Smile Day. This day, typically held […]

Show your kids’ teeth some love this Valentine’s Day!

15th Feb 2019

Valentine’s Day is February 14. It is a day to express love. You can love yourself, your neighbor, your spouse, your kids, and even your kids’ teeth! Valentine’s Day is now one of the three largest consumer holidays in the United States. According to WalletHub, 94% of Americans want chocolate as a gift. This adds up to over 1.8 billion dollars in sales. That is not even counting, how much money is made on flowers for this special day. It […]

Starting Braces Early

6th Apr 2018

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 if they will need a […]

Eight Wonderful Things About Spit (aka Saliva)

15th Oct 2016

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 is constantly flowing into your […]