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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 [...]

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 [...]