Showing posts from November, 2016

What Dental Facts You May Not Know.

There is so much dental information that is floating around. It is difficult to determine what is truth and what is false. While some individuals came out and said that flossing may not be important, here are the facts that prove otherwise. 1.      Food gets stuck between the teeth. Food that is left there can mix with the bacteria that is in your children’s mouth causing cavities. 2.      Food goes below the gum line. Food that is below the gum line stays and continues to mix with bacteria. It stays below the gum line, which can then cause inflammation as their body attempts to get rid of the infection from the food that stays under the gums. 3.      Without flossing, the gums begin to recede. The gums are meant to be a pocket your teeth fit in. They must have a tight fit in order to decrease the risk of them losing their teeth. If the pocket between the tooth and gum is not a tight fit, the tooth can eventually fall out. While it may seem the pro

Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Run Out

Did you take preventative action this dental year to keep your children’s smile healthy? Visiting the dentist 2x a year is fantastic. It is a great way to take advantage of the dental benefits you have already paid for. But you may have a pocket of dental benefits you have not taken advantage of that will expire at the end of the year. It is important to understand your dental benefits in order to know what treatments for your children your dental benefits do and do not cover. Getting x-rays done can ensure there are no other problems that are between your children’s teeth. If you did not have x-rays done during their regular check-up, now may be the time. Does your child have a cracked or broken tooth that cosmetically bothers them, but is not causing pain? If you have a flex spending account, that money will no longer be available to you at the end of the year. This can be a real problem, because you have already paid this cash. But at the end of the year it is gone. Fi

Is Your Children’s Smile Ready For The Holidays?

While Thanksgiving is over, Christmas and the New Year are right around the corner. You may already be planning for that holiday photo, but is your child’s smile ready? They may have decay, cavities, cracked or broken teeth. Now is the time to schedule their dental appointment and get a plan in place to help their smile. Dental decay and cavities impact millions of children every year. Foods that are high in sugar, irregular dental visits and lack of brushing and flossing routines can all impact your child’s smile. Waiting to fix these issues can cause serious problems, along with dental pain. Once the problem crosses from a cavity to a more serious problem, it can cost twice as much to fix the problem. A healthy smile can make sure the family photo is amazing and help to increase your children’s self-confidence. Research shows that people are negatively impacted by an unhealthy smile. While adults may experience a problem being hired or are passed over for a promotion th

4 Tips To Keep Your Children’s Dental Health In Peak Shape During The Holidays

Now that the holidays are upon us, it is no time to throw the hard work of your children’s dental care out the window. Planning ahead, taking some extra time and keeping their routine can make sure they do not slide backwards on their dental health. Here are 4 tips that can help keep their smile heathy during the Holidays. 1.      Use travel toothbrushes and toothpaste that is easily accessible. Having travel size toothbrushes and toothpaste can allow you to pack them anywhere. Even if you are going to a friend’s house for super, it is important for your children to brush and floss as soon as possible to remove high carbohydrates from the surface of their teeth. 2.      Carry flossers in your purse. Flossers are easy to use and children can maneuver them to reach the back teeth. 3.      Pack healthy snacks that have a high concentration of water. Celery, watermelon and raw green beans make for a healthy snack and are fantastic for your little one’s teeth. 4.      Have yo