We know you've been there - staring at the aisle in the drug store at the different kinds of toothpaste, each promising to be the best at something — like "fighting cavities", "tartar control", "whitening", or "decreasing tooth sensitivity". With so many options on the shelves, you might be wondering which one is best for you? Let us help you choose.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), flossing is the single most important weapon against plaque. Gaining an early start on flossing can significantly reduce cavity-causing bacteria in your child's mouth, leading to healthier teeth and gums. Here are five great reasons to start flossing early:
I hear this all the time when I tell a patient who just had a great check-up that I'll see them in six month - "Really? Six months. But my teeth are healthy." Instead of a waste of time and money - I invite you to look at that exam as 30 minutes that can have a real impact on your teeth, your overall health, and your wallet.
There are few things worse than having a frightened, highly anxious child come into the dental office in need of treatment. I feel bad for the child - and for their parents who are making their child do what terrifies them. Here are my suggestions on how you can help your child deal with anxiety at the dental office:
Perhaps one of the most dreaded phrases a child - or adult- can hear during a regular check-up is “You have a cavity.” At Jeff M. Morrison & Associates, DDS we never want to say these words! That's why our primary goal is prevention. But it's also helpful to know where you're most likely to get cavities - so you can target where you brush and floss.