If you have a young child in your life, you know how exciting all of the milestones can be when they are a baby and move through childhood. Once children move out of the baby and toddler stages, there are very few milestones left that are celebrated in a big way, except for one: losing your first baby tooth. Losing baby teeth can be exciting and nerve-racking. We want to answer some questions about losing baby teeth to help ease your mind.
At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we want to help our patients have excellent oral health. Unfortunately, some of our patients don’t always follow practices that will help ensure a positive result. Dental misconceptions can negatively affect your oral health and lead to serious complications and problems. We want to share some common dental myths that can negatively affect your oral health:
We cannot believe that Halloween is later this month. We don’t know about you, but it feels like we were just enjoying the shore during the summer months. If you and your family love to indulge in candy and sweet treats during Halloween festivities, we don’t want your oral health to suffer in the future. Here are some helpful tips for your teeth this Halloween.
If you are thinking that there are no special days in the summer to celebrate other than Independence Day and Labor Day, you would be incorrect. There is a very special day that we can celebrate on August 22nd — National Tooth Fairy Day! Have you never heard about this special day before? Let us tell you more about how you can celebrate this dental holiday. Just as you may assume from the name, this holiday is a day that recognizes a young child losing their baby teeth as well as the special fairy who pays a visit to collect the teeth and leaves behind a special token or prize. National Tooth Fairy Day is actually celebrated twice a year. Two times a year symbolizes the number of times that children should receive a dental cleaning.
What is your favorite beverage to drink? Do you love a sugary coffee drink from your local coffee shop? Or perhaps you find yourself reaching for a soft drink in the heat of summer. Even though these choices may be delicious, it’s important to be sure to drink them on occasion and not frequently. You may be surprised at the amount of sugar in popular drinks such as specialty coffees, soft drinks, sports beverages, and even juice. It can be more than eating a candy bar!
At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we encourage our patients of all ages to be proactive about their dental health. This means maintaining an oral hygiene routine at home and visiting our office for routine hygiene examinations. While we know that our young patients need an adult’s help to do this, we want to encourage our teen patients to take more initiative with their oral health. We were once teens too, and we know how difficult this age can be. They are testing their wings and learning how to become functioning adults. Unfortunately, with this learning curve come some difficult times. From time to time, we see our teen patients put their oral health on the back burner, and we do not want to encourage this behavior.
At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we encourage all of our patients to be mindful about their oral health. Because we see our patients so infrequently during the year, the majority of caring for their oral health falls on their shoulders. You may be surprised to learn how quickly your oral health can deteriorate if you are not cleaning and caring for your teeth properly. It is very easy for tooth decay to develop leading to the need for treatment.
Are you or a loved one due for an oral hygiene examination appointment? Patients with an outstanding oral hygiene routine sometimes feel they don’t need to visit for routine appointments because they are cleaning their teeth thoroughly at home. Unfortunately, that is simply not true. Everyone, no matter how excellent their oral health is, should be visiting our office regularly for a routine examination and cleaning. Read on to learn more about why regular dental appointments are so important.
At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we want our patients to have excellent oral health that will last them a lifetime. Our set of teeth is the only one that we will have during our life, and it is important that we take proper care of them. Not only can this be done by maintaining regular appointments in our office, but also at home by making wise choices. We see patients so infrequently during the year that the majority of their oral health is in their hands. Aside from eating healthy foods, there are a few things you can do to ensure you have excellent oral health. They include:
Are you thinking about starting a family, are you pregnant, or have you recently given birth? It is such an exciting time to experience any of these stages. Whether you are planning out the future of your family, growing a new life, or adjusting to a life with a newborn, we know you probably aren’t thinking about your oral health. You may be surprised to learn that pregnancy can greatly impact the state of your oral health. Pregnancy hormones can make you more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Below are recommendations for dealing with your oral health during all stages of pregnancy.