Dental hygiene. It's not exactly the sexiest topic but there are many things appealing about having a healthy mouth. Most of us are guilty of flossing too infrequently or even doing a poor job at brushing our teeth because we are so rushed. It really only takes a couple minutes to do it right and, more and more, studies are showing us the importance of taking good care of our pearly whites. Let's look at some examples to get motivated! You Only Get One Set of Teeth Adult teeth ... Continue Reading
Keep you (and your teeth) healthy!
Learn what to look for in toothpaste and toothbrushes to keep your smile healthy.
Everyone wants a healthy smile, but did you know that some of the products you and your family use to maintain those pearly whites could contain harmful ingredients? Many people mistakenly believe that the personal care products we use daily (or more) have been tested for safety. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested 192 types of toothpaste currently on the market. Thirty-four percent of the tested products contain ingredients that may pose cancer risks. Forty-four percent contain ... Continue Reading
Tips and tricks to better help your children brush their teeth.
Brushing kids’ teeth can be extremely challenging. One of the most important things you can do as a parent is establish a routine with brushing your children’s teeth. Here are some things to do, and not do, when it comes to keeping your child's teeth healthy and clean. DOs Use distractions. When most patients’ moms ask me how to brush teeth when they have a wiggly kid, I usually suggest brushing their teeth in the bath. Sounds funny, right. I can tell you it does work. Most kids love to ... Continue Reading