Posts Tagged ‘ oral hygiene ’
How to Help Your Kids Prevent Cavities
While preventing cavities in your own mouth requires diligence in oral hygiene and dietary choices, preventing cavities in your children’s mouths requires even more of your attention. Unfortunately, it is not like teaching your child to tie his own shoes and then trusting him to do it correctly every morning. Preventing cavities involves a complex […]
How Can I Help my Elderly Parents Care for their Teeth?
Thanks to wonderful advances in technology and healthcare, our population is aging well. People experiences longer lifespans and more active lifestyles than ever before. This has led to an increasing trend in the need for middle-aged people to care for their elderly parents. As the aging process begins to affect mental and/or physical abilities of […]
How Can I Prevent Cavities?
Ever heard that phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? It is never more true than when applied to cavities. Why Prevent Cavities? Tooth enamel is one of the only parts of the body that cannot heal itself. For this reason, cavities are never really cured, only “restored”. We cannot regenerate […]
How Can I Get My Kids to Brush Their Teeth?
We’ve got bad news for you. There is not one foolproof way to get your kids to brush their teeth. We do have some good tips and information about it that could help you establish your kids in a healthy oral hygiene routine. Obviously, you know your child better than we do. Some children comply […]
How to Have a Cavity-Free Holiday Season
The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means: parties, candy, drinking, and lots and lots of eating! This time of year often leads to a deviation from our normal eating and drinking habits as well as the way we take care of ourselves. Do not let the holidays put you at risk […]
Is Flossing Really That Important?
Let’s talk about flossing. We know. No one wants to floss. Recent statistics show that Americans can be roughly divided into thirds when it comes to flossing habits. Just under 1/3 of the population floss every day. Just over 1/3 of the population floss sometimes. And the rest admit to never flossing. Never. That hurts […]
How Does Aging Affect Oral Health?
There are two reasons aging is important to oral health: 1) the population of elderly people in America is growing rapidly, and 2) more and more of those people are keeping their natural teeth! Research projects that by the year 2030, twenty percent of the U.S. population will be over the age of 65. This […]
Spring has sprung! This time of year is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Trees are budding, and flowers are in bloom. Most people are familiar with the concept of spring-cleaning. We clean out our closets and our flowerbeds. We throw out things we do not use anymore. Obviously, spring-cleaning carries with it […]