What can be done in dentistry to help the earth?

April 21st, 2022

Earth Day is tomorrow so we wanted to give you some dental tips to help the Earth!

  1. Use a reusuable flosser - using individual plastic floss picks can add a lot of waste to the Earth. By using a reusuable flosser, you reuse the plastic handle and only change out the floss portion after each use!
  2. Drink tap or filtered water - this reduces the amount of water bottles that are being used! Remember that water is the best drink we can have for our teeth!
  3. Turn off the faucet while you brush to conserve water - you save a lot of water by turning off the faucet for the whole two minutes that you brush!

What are you doing at home to be more earth-friendly?

Let's all work together to keep our Earth healthy!

Why do I need to floss my child's teeth?

March 11th, 2022

Why is flossing so important? We hear this all the time! Did you know that baby teeth are supposed to have space in between them? As your child grows, their teeth start to move closer together and touch tightly! When this happens, it’s important to start flossing. But why?

  • Toothbrushes can’t clean in between teeth
  • Food tends to get stuck between teeth when we eat and will stay there for a long time if not taken out, leading to cavities!
  • Floss helps remove food, keeps the inner surfaces of our teeth clean, and prevent cavities!

It’s never too early to start flossing! (And we don’t only mean the fortnite dance :D)

How can parents help prevent cavities for their children?

February 28th, 2022

Parents really want to make sure that their children don't get cavities, but how do they help prevent the cavities?

  1. Have your child's first dental visit before the age of 1. This allows your child to have an established dental home to ensure they have the proper care.
  2. Take your child to the dentist regularly! We recommend taking your child to the dentist at least twice a year.
  3. Help your child brush 2x/day, 2 minutes each time.
  4. Give your child a balanced diet full of low-sugary foods.

We always want to do everything we can to prevent cavities and keep your child's smiles bright!

How do cavities start?

February 11th, 2022

A lot of parents often wonder how cavities start? A lot of factors can go into why a child may get cavities, but here's a simple overview of how a cavity is formed.

  1. All of the foods and beverages we eat and drink contain sugar. This sugar sticks to our teeth until we brush them.
  2. We all have bacteria living in our mouths that love sugar. The sugar becomes a food source for the bacteria that allows them to make acid. This acid causes our teeth to break down!
  3. Over time, the breakdown of the tooth continues and a hole forms. This is a cavity!

So how do we prevent cavities?

  1. Brushing at least 2x/day for a minimum of 2 minutes each time. Also don't forget to floss!
  2. Limiting the amount of sugary foods and beverages that we eat and drink.
  3. Visiting the dentist at least 2x/year for regular check ups!

Let's all work together to help our teeth by cavity-free!

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