New backpack—check. School supplies—check. Back to school dentist appointment? If this isn’t checked off your list yet, not to worry. Although it’s a great idea to try to have your child get in for a dentist appointment before the start of another school year, our Hospital Dental Group team has other tips to help you and your child get ready for optimal dental hygiene with our ultimate back to school checklist.
Children constantly seek attention, direction and approval from their parents and caregivers. When it comes to dental tips for kids, you can help provide all three. To keep children interested and engaged in best oral hygiene practices, one of the best things you can do is become actively involved. There are several things you can do as a parent to help promote healthy dental habits for children (with minimal effort) that will lead them to achieving healthy, long-lasting smiles.
A good dentist will inform patients how they can maximize their dental health by screening for serious medical conditions—such as types of oral cancers—and providing safe, thorough checkups and cleanings. A great dentist will do all of these things, plus build a relationship with you (beyond your teeth!).
Did you know that, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 15 million Americans have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth and 3 million Americans have dental implants? With more innovative implant dentistry techniques than ever before and top-quality product options, many individuals who have lost a tooth or teeth are seeking dental implants. Learn which type of dental implants may be the best option for you and how to best care for them to achieve lasting results.
Perhaps one of the biggest toothbrush mistakes you can make is not using one! For optimum oral health, the American Dental Association recommends brushing at least twice a day. Aside from not brushing at all or not enough, are there other toothbrush mishaps to watch out for? As it turns out, there are—but they’re also easily remedied.
It’s a question dentists get more than you might think: Is coffee really bad for your teeth? The answer isn’t necessarily a “yes” or “no.” Like many things, it has a lot to do with quantity, quality and the ever-elusive pursuit for “moderation.” Don’t give up on your favorite cup of joe just yet. Instead, inform yourself on what steps you should take to enjoy coffee, while also maintaining the health integrity and appearance of your teeth.
In 2016, several publications emerged with the topic surrounding lack of benefits from flossing.
Many dental patients are curious about Invisalign vs braces. Whether you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or for your teen, Invisalign has and continues to often be the preferred choice for achieving that perfect smile. Why? We’re glad you asked! We have your “in” to the outstanding, modern, innovative way to straighten teeth without having to hide your heavy metal.
Extend Professional Teeth Whitening with These Three DIY Methods
One question we’re asked quite often by recipients of our teeth whitening services is how to extend the results. As part of our services we offer both at-home teeth whitening trays and strips, but once an initial professional teeth whitening session has taken place, it’s not uncommon for our patients to prolong the beautiful results with their own DIY practices. We’re happy to report that there are indeed actions you can take from the comfort of your very own home to keep those shiny, white teeth gleaming.
Discussions of sugar and dental health usually come with cautionary tales and warranted warnings. After all, it has been proven that sugar is what leads to the bacteria that cause tooth decay. We also happen to know that untreated tooth decay affects more than 2.4-billion people worldwide, and an added 743-million individuals have been reported as having periodontal disease.