When you think of October, what comes to mind? Fall, pumpkins, or Halloween… Did you know that its National Dental Hygiene Month? It was created to increase awareness of the importance of oral care to your mouth and body. The Daily 4 Brushing Flossing Rinsing Chewing You’ve heard it before, brush twice a day. For […]Read More How to Sort Your Kids Halloween Candy
In 2006 International Kissing Day was established and it’s celebrated on July 6th. In our society, a kiss is a sign of affection or a warm greeting. Did you know a single kiss can spread up to 80 million bacteria? We are not born with the bacteria that cause cavities. Studies have proven that parents […]Read More What’s In a Kiss?
Go green for Earth Day! Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin Senator created Earth Day. In 1970, 20 million Americans rallied in streets, parks, and auditoriums for a sustainable environment. After the first Earth Day, the United States Environmental Protection Agency was created. Every April 22nd Earth Day is celebrated worldwide. Fast forward to present day and we […]Read More How Green is Your Dental Routine?
Are you feeling lucky? Do you think you can fill out a perfect March Madness bracket? The odds are 1 in 9 quintillion. March Madness is known for last second game winners and unexpected wins. Games will have your heart beating quickly and have you on your feet to see what’ll happen next. We all […]Read More Neglecting Dental Care is Madness
Do you know where smiling comes from? We have not drifted far from where the smile first started; today we often received or give smiles to strangers in passing. Chimpanzees were known to have a “fear grin” that told others they were harmless. Many of our traits are quite similar to them including our smile. […]Read More Know and Love Your Smile
On August 2nd, this New York Times article was published and caused quite a bit of controversy in both the dental community and with the general public. While it is not conclusive in its findings, the overarching claim is that flossing may not be as beneficial as once thought. As dental professionals, we take very […]Read More Keep Calm and Floss On
What is scaling and root planing? When is it recommended? As with many aspects of general dentistry, scaling and root planing is a treatment related to keeping your mouth free of gum disease. Your routine appointments and your home care are preventative measures to maintain your oral health; but as nice as it would be […]Read More Dental Deep Cleaning for Healthy Gums
What is a filling? Receiving a dental filling is a common procedure that many people have personally experienced. As a bit of a background, a filling becomes necessary when a tooth is damaged by decay and needs to be restored and protected. The function of a filling is to both seal off any spaces where […]Read More Amalgam Fillings: Should They Be Replaced?
What is pre-medicating? What do artificial joints have to do with dental treatment? Why is this related to my oral health and not just overall health? Good questions! Although artificial joints can seem like a far cry from concerns with your dental health, the two are more related than one may think. When it comes […]Read More Pre-Medication for Dental Work After Joint Replacement
You’re a good person – you pay your taxes, pick up litter, and make it to the dentist every 6 months. Now you’re being told you may need a deep cleaning…but don’t you clean your teeth every day? And isn’t a deep cleaning what the dentist always does? Not quite, although we know it can sometimes feel […]Read More Deep Cleaning: What it means to you