Three month old Logan came into the office to see his Grandma while his Mommy was getting her teeth cleaned.
Did you know that his nervous habit can chip teeth and impact your jaw. Placing your jaw for long periods of time in a protruding position can place pressure on it, which is associated with jaw dysfunction.
The solution: Bitter-tasting nail polishes, stress reduction and setting small, realistic goals can help. If certain situations are triggers, hold something to keep your fingers busy.
It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays. Sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all of the present-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health and well-being. Luckily, Hermey the Elf, best known for his adventures with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, joined forces with the American Dental Association (ADA) to come up with tips for keeping your mouth and teeth healthy during the holidays.
In the classic holiday movie, Hermey dreamed of becoming a dentist and helping people keep their teeth healthy. This year, Hermey and the ADA came up with a set of tips to help families keep their smiles in tip-top shape.
✓ Have a routine. Hermey always brushes his teeth two times a day, for two minutes, and you should too! It’s what keeps your mouth healthy in December and all year long. Make sure to use a fluoride toothpaste that has earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
✓ Choose the carrots. (That means you, Santa!) Cookies and sweets are nice holiday treats, but instead of reaching for another candy cane, take a cue from Rudolph and eat the carrots.
✓ Don’t forget the dentist! The holidays can be a busy time, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about your teeth. If you are due for a teeth cleaning or need work done, don’t forget to visit your dentist in December.
✓ Drink water. You need a lot of energy for holiday activities, but avoid drinking sodas, sports drinks and juices with lots of sugar. Instead, drink water with fluoride in it to keep your teeth strong and healthy.
✓ Protect your teeth. Wear a mouthguard whenever you play sports – or reindeer games – this winter.
Tammy, our Patient Care Specialist, is a brand new grandma to sweet Logan! He was born on October 25th, weighing in at 8 pounds and 21 inches long. Awww ….
Congrats to mom, dad and proud grandparents!
Boo … Happy Halloween!!!
There’s no better time to commit to brushing twice a day for two minutes than the day after Halloween!
And … remember to “fall back” an hour before going to bed on Saturday night!
Happy Birthday to Janet, our amazing hygienist! We celebrated her special day with a delicious lunch at Paolo’s Italian Restaurant in Kent. Cheers!
Backpack? Check. Booster shots? Check. Teeth cleaning? Check!
It’s a very busy time of the year for the family with kids starting school! Everything’s in order for a successful school year but how about back-to-school dental check up? Regular dental visits are important year-round, but a back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children … cavities.
Prevention and early detection can help avoid pain, trouble eating and school absences. When scheduling check ups with your child’s pediatrician, make teeth a part of that process and call the dentist.
Here’s to a successful and a healthy school year!
Happy Birthday, Dr. Blair!!! We celebrated Dr. Blair’s birthday with a yummy lunch at The Rock!
Here’s to many more wonderful years!!!