‘Rinse’ is one of the daily 4 habits recommended for optimal oral health. With October being National Dental Hygiene Month, we are going through each of the habits, how to do them correctly, and tips to make them the most effective. Today, we are focusing on how important it is to rinse your mouth as part of the daily oral care routine of: Brush, Floss, Rinse and Chew!
Did you know October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Our big push this month is promoting the recommended daily four habits for good dental hygiene: Brush, Floss, Rinse and Chew Gum. Of course you know to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use mouthwash daily, but you may not know that your dentist wants you to chew gum. Today, we will clear that up by focusing on chewing!
Helmets, goggles, and knee pads are a no-brainer when it comes to kids’ sports. But when we talk to parents about mouthguards, they often ask, “Why do we have to do this? Is it really that important?”
What to do in a Dental Emergency
You’re chatting with other parents while the kids are having fun in the bouncy castle. All of a sudden, everyone is looking at you and you can hear the unmistakable sound of your son sobbing in pain. He’s hit his front teeth on another girl’s head and one of his beautiful, brand new permanent teeth has been knocked out.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other inflammatory diseases. That’s why we are proud to offer a minimally invasive treatment for gum disease called Perio Protect®.
Why Does My Dentist Want Me to Quit Smoking?
Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.
Anyone who has ever watched a seven-year-old brush their teeth knows there is definitely a wrong way to brush teeth. You might even know a grown-up or two who doesn’t know the correct way to brush teeth.
Who knew that National Toothache Day is actually a day? Well it is, February 9th is National Toothache Day. The origin of National Toothache Day is unknown. Some people say it’s because February 9th is the day that the Hershey Candy Company was founded. Other people say it’s because February 9th is The Feast of St. Apollonia (the Patron Saint of Dentistry). We suspect that it was probably initiated by a wise dentist who wanted to bring attention to this common and painful affliction.
Brushing teeth is a real pain when you’re five years old. When you’re a parent trying to make sure your five-year-old is doing it well or often enough, it’s an even bigger pain. Sometimes it takes an apps with games, characters, music, and rewards to make it more fun for kids and parents alike.