Back to school! The summer was fun, but now it’s time for everyone to have a routine and hit the books. It’s also time to go over the importance of dental health. Not only colds and flu keep children home from school. According to a study published in the Journal of Public Health, between 58 and 80 hours of school were missed because of dental pain and toothaches out every 100 students between the ages of 5 and 17. And their parents missed an average of 2.5 days of work so they could take kids to the dentist. You can avoid all of this when you follow a few tips from a family dentist in Washington.
August 19, 2018
July 14, 2018
When’s the last time you saw a family dentist in Washington? Hint: the correct answer is not last year! The American Dental Association recommends dental checkups every six months for each member of the family. With this regularity, your dental team can closely monitor the condition of your teeth and gums in order to spot any concerning changes before they get out of hand.
June 17, 2018
Children require different forms of care and nurturing as they grow. You begin by doing everything for your child and then gradually teach them how to do things on their own. Caring for their teeth is no exception. Here are some tips from the family dentist in Washington on how to properly care for your children’s smiles as they go from infancy, childhood to the teen years.
June 6, 2018
School’s out for the summer! Although there may not be books and homework, there are still activities and a different kind of routine. Sometimes that new routine can make someone forget to brush and floss their teeth. Too many “oops, I forgot” moments can quickly lead to undesirable dental surprises. Follow these tips from a family dentist in Washington and your summer will be filled with healthy and happy smiles this summer.
April 25, 2018
According to research recently published in the Journal of Periodontology, women are almost twice as likely to schedule regular dental checkups, have the recommended follow-up treatments and have better overall periodontal health than men. That’s good for women, because a woman’s hormone levels may increase your chances of developing gum disease. Trust your dentist in Washington to give you the facts and help you take care of your teeth and gums.
April 23, 2018
Children require different forms of care and nurturing as they grow. You begin by doing everything for your child and then gradually teach them how to do things on their own. Caring for their teeth is no exception. Here are some tips from the family dentist in Washington on to properly care for your children’s smiles as they go from infancy, childhood to the teen years.
March 21, 2018
Equality is admirable in the workplace. Too bad there isn’t more when it comes to men and women and their dental and oral health habits. Fact is women are better at taking care of their health generally and their teeth and gums specifically. Keep reading to learn what your family dentist in Washington has to say about the divergent oral health habits of men and women.
March 18, 2018
If you think acid reflux is strictly a tummy issue for kids, then you have another think coming. The University of California at San Francisco conducted a study that showed children with reflux are six times more likely to have damaged tooth enamel than children who do not have the condition. This fact alone is reason enough to make sure your child sees his dentist in Washington.
March 11, 2018
Going to the dentist can be an unsettling event for children. How much more so if they need a filling? But the fact is that about 27 percent of kids will have a cavity by the time they are five years old. If your child has a cavity, then you may have some questions about tooth fillings. Read on for answers from your dentist in Springfield.
February 19, 2018
Walk down the store aisle that says, “Oral Care” and you are bound to see literally hundreds of options for toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste, mouth rinse and other products. The question is what is the best option for you. When it comes to selecting a toothbrush, you have two choices: manual or electric (battery-operated). Read on to learn what your dentist in Washington has to say about both.