January 2018

New Years Resolution 2018: Floss Everyday (infographic)

By |January 12th, 2018|Brushing & Flossing|

The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least once a day for good oral health. If flossing isn’t already a part of your daily routine, consider making your New Year’s resolution to floss every day for the next 365 days.    

December 2017

12 tips to keep your smile bright and healthy throughout the season

By |December 19th, 2017|Brushing & Flossing, Cavity Prevention|

The holiday season is here in Solvang and the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and we want to wish all our patients a happy holiday season. Here are 12 tips to keep your smile bright and healthy throughout the season. #1 Be cautious of candy canes – Hard candy is tasty and readily available at the holidays [...]

November 2017

When should your child start regular dental check ups?

By |November 29th, 2017|Brushing & Flossing, Cavity Prevention, Pediatric Care|

It is a good idea to begin a regular dental regimen once a child reaches two years. Whether they still have baby teeth or are growing permanents, the state of the teeth throughout each stage of development is one of the most important aspects of a child’s overall health. Regular checkups allow parents to stay informed on [...]

December 2016

New Year’s Resolution 2017: Floss Everyday!

By |December 30th, 2016|Brushing & Flossing|

According to the American Dental Association, flossing is “an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums.” Flossing removes more food particles than brushing alone. If left unchecked, those food particles can lead to plaque buildup, which could then result in cavities, gum disease, and more serious health issues. If flossing isn’t already [...]

October 2016

What is the best Halloween candy for your teeth?

By |October 31st, 2016|Brushing & Flossing, Cavity Prevention|

Let's start with the Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth! Some Halloween candies are worse for your teeth than others. The worst Halloween candies for your teeth are ones which contain the most cavity-contributing acids namely: 1. Sour Candies 2. Chewy Candies 3. Hard & Nutty Candies These types of Halloween candy tend to stick to [...]

The Daily 4 – Starting the conversation about Dental Hygiene

By |October 19th, 2016|Brushing & Flossing, Cavity Prevention|

October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Are you ready to start the conversation? We are talking about the Daily 4! Understanding the importance of keeping a regular oral health routine that works for you. The Daily 4 The Daily 4 represent the foundation for healthy smiles. Incorporating these steps into a regular oral health routine can have [...]

August 2016

Great Photos Start with Great Smiles!

By |August 17th, 2016|Whitening|

It's Celebration Season! Perhaps a reunion, vacation, or wedding plans are in store for you for the rest of this summer?  Is your smile ready? Whether you’re in the wedding party, a parent to the bride or groom, or just prepping yourself to see old friends, you want to look your best for all those photos. [...]

June 2016

A. Art Kaslow awarded Rotarian of the Year!

By |June 27th, 2016|Awards|

The Rotary Club of Solvang has awarded the Rotarian of the Year Award to A. Art Kaslow. This award is in recognition of dedicated service and loyal devotion to the ideals of community service.  Each year, club members nominate one Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Solvang for his/her outstanding service and commitment. A. Art Kaslow was nominated by fellow [...]

May 2016

When to brush your teeth – Before or after a meal?

By |May 27th, 2016|Brushing & Flossing, Cavity Prevention|

A quick internet search will pull up thousands of sites that tell you to "brush after meals."  But if you ask a dental hygienist this question you'll get a different answer. When you brush your teeth, you help remove food and plaque — a sticky white film that forms on your teeth and contains bacteria. After you eat [...]

March 2016

Tooth Friendly Easter Basket Fillers

By |March 26th, 2016|Cavity Prevention|

HEALTHY SNACKS Carrots Carrot sticks are an Easter Bunny favorite—plus, they’re great for your teeth. Carrots boost saliva production, which can wash away sugars in your mouth. Eggs Colorful, hard-boiled Easter eggs are the ultimate way to brighten up your basket and limit sugar acid attacks. Plus, they’re rich in vitamin D, which can help keep your teeth strong. Apples Apple slices [...]