Baby Teeth Myths—Busted!

January 17, 2019

  YOU MIGHT THINK that baby teeth don’t matter because “they’re just going to fall out anyway,” but think again! There are a lot of myths about baby teeth out there, so we’re going to set the record straight: here’s a list of the top four baby teeth myths, BUSTED! Myth #1: Baby Teeth Aren’t Important Although baby […]

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Train Your Child To Be A Flossing Ninja

January 8, 2019

  BEING A GOOD NINJA isn’t just about mastering the nunchaku and learning to move about completely undetected; it’s also about keeping one’s teeth and gums healthy and strong. One of our greatest weapons against gum disease and tooth decay is a good flossing habit. The Importance Of Flossing To The Path Of The Ninja You […]

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All About Baby Teeth

July 26, 2018

A BABY’S FIRST TOOTH is a major milestone, and a child losing their first tooth is another! As parents, it’s important for us to know what to expect when it comes to our children’s baby teeth, from when they come in to when they lose them, and how to take good care of them in between. […]

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Vacation Tips To Keep Your Smile Healthy!

May 23, 2018

SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE and you know what that means–family vacations, impromptu getaways and fun trips! Just like you, we couldn’t be more excited. As dental professionals, however, we want to make sure that when you leave on vacation, you don’t leave your oral hygiene behind. Follow these tips to keep your teeth healthy and bright, […]

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Oral Health Care While Pregnant

January 21, 2014

  What other ways can the health of your gums affect the pregnancy of an expecting mom? Studies indicate that pregnant women who have severe gum disease (periodontal disease) may be at increased risk for preterm delivery, which increases the risk of having a low-birth weight baby.

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Pregnancy Gingivitis

      True or False…During the 2nd to 8th months of pregnancy, a rise in hormone levels can cause the mom’s gums to become red, puffy or tender with a tendency to bleed easily when brushing.   Absolutely!! This is an exaggerated response to plaque and is caused by an increased level of progesterone […]

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Dental X-ray While Breastfeeding?

  True or false:  Dental radiographs are contraindicated if one is breast feeding. False… Dental radiographs have no negative effects on the mother or the mother’s milk. The same precautions should be taken as with any patients taking Xrays. (Protective apron, thyroid collar, etc.)

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X-Rays During Pregnancy?

  Is it ok to take radiographs (xrays) during pregnancy? When possible, dental Xrays should be delayed until after the pregnancy. If an xray is needed for a dental emergency, every precaution is taken to minimize

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Calcium Loss During Pregnancy?

True or False…Calcium is lost from the mother’s teeth during pregnancy. It’s false!!! This is a myth. The calcium your baby needs is provided by your diet, not by your teeth. If dietary calcium is in adequate, your body will provide this mineral from stores in your bones.  

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Dental Visits During Pregnancy?

      During pregnancy, continue to see your dentist regularly for oral exams and professional teeth cleaning. It is preferred to delay treatment until the second trimester, unless it is an emergency. Dental disease left untreated during pregnancy can lead to problems for mom and baby.

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