Hard candies seem harmless, eat too many and the constant exposure to sugar can be harmful to your teeth. Hard candies also put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they can also trigger a dental emergency such as a broken or chipped tooth. Better alternative? Chew sugarless gum that carries the ADA Seal.
What does ringing in the new year have to do with being mouth healthy?
More than you may think. Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush every three to four months? Bristles that become frayed and worn are less effective at cleaning your teeth. That means, celebrating the new year with a brand new toothbrush is actually smart dental hygiene.
Here are Mouth Healthy resolutions:
- Start brushing 2min2x. Always brush twice a day for two minutes for healthier teeth, good breath, fewer cavities, and to avoid painful dental problems.
- Floss daily. Flossing is part of being mouth healthy.
- Chew sugarless gum. Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay.
- Eat a healthy diet. Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
- Drink fluoridated water. Fluoride helps prevent cavities by making teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that cause cavities.
- See your dentist. Regular dental visits will help you be Mouth Healthy
Simply put, cavities form because certain bacteria in our mouths take the sugar that we eat, turn it into acid, and deposit it on the tooth which then causes tooth decay.
The most cariogenic (cavity-causing) bacterium in our mouths is Streptococcus mutans. Other bacteria contribute to cavities, but S. mutans is the main culprit.
We’re showing our 12th Man Pride & Spirit at CFDC with Seahawks Flag, decorations and of course sporting the blue/green/gray colors each day this week!
Go Seahawks! We are soooo proud of our football team … we’re going to the Super Bowl!!!!
If you come into the office in February, be sure to sign up for $75.00 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods where you can purchase Seahawks Gear and Apparel!
Carbohydrates in foods like potato chips and goldfish crackers can be broken down into the simple sugars that bacteria use to cause tooth decay. While these aren’t “sugary” foods, they are still potentially problematic, especially if you are generally more susceptible to getting cavities.
Dr. Russell built this office in 1982 and has been here ever since. It was one of the first buildings in the area and the entire adjacent shopping complex has been built up around it. Dr. Russell knows this community inside and out as a result, and no dentist has served Covington more than him.
All crowns that contain any metal that are made in our office are made using high noble alloys. What that means is the alloy must be consisted of at least 60% noble metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium, etc.) of which at least 40% must be gold. This is considered the highest standard of material in dentistry.
From all of us at Covington Family Dental Clinic, we want to wish you a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year! Thanks to all our long term and new patients – we appreciate you!
Cheer to 2015!
Vicodin is a combination of Hydrocodone, a narcotic pain medication, and Acetaminophen (Tylenol). The two medications have an additive effect, meaning they are better at relieving pain together than either one of them is individually. Hydrocodone can be habit forming and should not be taken without orders from a doctor.
We have had the privilege of working with two, very kind and caring couple, Jim and Marilyn Lamm. For almost a year, they have shown commitment and dedication to their restorative care. They worked very closely with Dr. Blair and they were extremely satisfied with the results!
They wanted to share their feedback and positive experience …
“Our Covington Family Dental Clinic care has renewed our faith in dentistry. Unlike previous disappointing experiences – resulting in many years of neglect, my wife and I both began a journey of dental restoration with extractions, implants, and finally high quality teeth. Most important in this journey (more than a year of numerous visits), has been the “team” – ALL of the small expert professional staff, especially Colleen & Lynda – helping with scheduling and financial details, Dr. Blair, and his assistant Erin, always providing a complete understanding of each procedure, answering ALL questions, with genuine compassion – notably insistent that every visit outcome was up to Dr. Blair’s (perfectionist) expectations, as well as ours. Some appointments were hours long, yet our comfort was always attended to. In many ways we were treated as “family” rather than just patients. A very skilled and professional dental team is a blessing for us, further enhanced by your truly caring manner. “
Jim & Marilyn Lamm