Halloween can be frightening fun for parents and children alike, but it can also put you face to face with the very real fear of cavities. The sugar in all that candy your little ones collect will encourage the bacteria in their mouths to create acid that wears away enamel. To avoid this decay, here are 5 tips from your dentist on what to do with your Halloween candy once November arrives.
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October 17, 2019
September 10, 2019
It seems like every time you go in for a checkup, your dentist wants an x-ray taken. This is because it’s important for identifying problems that can’t easily be seen otherwise. While it’s not exactly the most fun thing to do, taking dental x-rays is crucial for your oral health. Let’s take a closer look at the 3 types of x-rays there are and what issues they can detect.
August 3, 2019
Now that August is officially here, it’s almost time for your kids to go back to school. Have you gotten everything they need on their back to school list? Are there any positive habits you want them to start forming? The end of summer is a great time for you and your little one to set health and educational goals. As a parent, there’s an easy way that you can help keep your son or daughter’s teeth in good shape even when they’re at school! Keep reading to learn some of the best foods you can pack to keep your kids’ smiles healthy and shining.
July 25, 2019
Do your teeth hurt whenever you try to enjoy some piping hot tea or a refreshing frozen yogurt? Don’t worry, you’re not alone; about 40 million Americans suffer from tooth pain when eating certain foods or drinking certain beverages. It’s important to understand why your pearly whites react this way so that you can avoid unnecessary damage. Learn the truth about sensitive teeth – as well as some handy tips for taking care of them.
June 18, 2019
You just ran out of toothpaste, and you’re searching the cabinet for more. You manage to find one last tube, but according to the box, it expired about a year ago. Should you throw it out, or can you still use it and save yourself a trip to the store? There are various kinds of at-home dental products, and while some have expiration dates, others do not; moreover, while the consequences of using expired dental products are generally not as dire as eating expired food, it still may not be in your best interest to do so. Here’s what you need to know about various oral hygiene items when deciding whether you should throw them out.
May 13, 2019
It’s summer time! Now that your child is out of school, you can go on that family trip and have summer adventures together. No doubt, your child is excited to spend more time playing with friends, goofing off, splashing in the water, and doing all sorts of other fun activities. Well, mixed in with all that summer fun, you may want to consider taking your child to the dentist for one of their semiannual dental appointments. In this post, learn three reasons why now is a good time to get this necessary visit done. (more…)
April 7, 2019
Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Each day, 132 people in the US are diagnosed with oral cancer. While risk factors like smoking and tobacco use increase your chances, oral cancer can affect anyone, with a growing population of those in good health being affected. Dentists use oral cancer screenings to catch 84% of oral cancers early on, allowing for a much higher likelihood of a full recovery. Keep reading to learn about the importance of oral cancer screenings during this month of awareness.
March 20, 2019
It’s March—time for spring cleaning! While you’re reorganizing your closets and deep cleaning your rooms, don’t forget another important thing that needs your attention this spring—your mouth. Believe it or not, there are spaces in your mouth where plaque and food particles can accumulate and cause problems for your smile in the long term. By addressing plaque on a regular basis, you can dramatically improve your oral health in Denton. Here are some ways that you can ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy. (more…)
February 18, 2019
It’s February. Do you know what that means? February is about so much more than just celebrating Valentine’s Day. It’s also National Children’s Dental Health Month, a time to spread awareness of the challenges children face in their dental health and ways to ensure your child keeps their pearly whites healthy and happy for years to come. You would do anything to protect your child, and that includes their mouth. (more…)
January 1, 2019
Did you know that each year, billions of dollars in insurance benefits are wasted? That’s because most dental insurance plans restart at the beginning of the year, wasting any unused dental dollars. If you have dental insurance benefits in Denton, your dentist has some easy ways you can get the most out of them. Keep reading to learn how to utilize all of your benefits for a healthy smile and full pocketbook in the new year.