31 05, 2019

Mouthguards to protect your child’s teeth

By |2019-05-31T21:40:17+00:00May 31st, 2019|Braces, Dentist, Education|Comments Off on Mouthguards to protect your child’s teeth

The warmer weather always means more kids are playing outdoors. Whether your kids are playing in a league or just playing a pickup game of baseball in the yard with friends, it is important that you protect their teeth from sports related injuries. One of the best ways to do this, is with mouthguards. Mouthguards come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Your child's dentist can even make a custom mouthguard just for their [...]

9 05, 2019

Summer Snacking & Your Child’s Teeth

By |2019-05-09T15:52:34+00:00May 9th, 2019|Cavieties, Dentist, Diet, Education, Health|Comments Off on Summer Snacking & Your Child’s Teeth

There is only a month or so of school left and Summer is upon us. The days are longer and the sun is shining hot. It is important to stay hydrated during the hot months coming up. Dehydration can be a serious medical issue if left untreated. Any dentist will tell you that the best drink choice for teeth is water. Water not only helps to remove food debris from your teeth and gums, 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 [...]

31 10, 2013

Dental Health of the Pilgrims and Indians

By |2013-10-31T16:12:27+00:00October 31st, 2013|Fun facts, Holidays and Teeth, Oral Health|Comments Off on Dental Health of the Pilgrims and Indians

When the Indians and the Pilgrims shared the first Thanksgiving meal, who do you think suffered from the most cavities? You might be surprised to learn that the Pilgrims probably had mouths full of decay and gum disease while the Indians (aka Native Americans) had little problems with their dental health. Neither the pilgrims nor the Indians ever did much to clean their teeth. The pilgrims might have had hog’s hair brushes to scrape off [...]