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Thumb Sucking and Dental Care: Helping Your Child Break a Bad Habit

Stop Thumb Sucking Before it Ruins Your Child’s Teeth!

stop thumb sucking

Many young children resort to thumb-sucking or a pacifier for comfort. It is a natural reflex for babies and toddlers, helping them to feel comforted and secure. Usually they will start thumb-sucking when they are tired or fussy to help soothe themselves. Yet, many parents worry that this bad habit will have an adverse effect on their children’s teeth. Continue reading “Thumb Sucking and Dental Care: Helping Your Child Break a Bad Habit”

How Soon Should You Start Child Dental Care?

Children’s Dental Care

Child Dental Care

The high levels of tooth decay in children are shocking. Due to sugar-laden diets and parents’ complacency, children as young as three years old are receiving more invasive dental procedures. In the most extreme cases, all 20 primary teeth are being extracted due to extensive decay. Continue reading “How Soon Should You Start Child Dental Care?”

5 Reasons the Importance of Flossing can’t be Overstated

The Importance of Flossing

Importance of Flossing

Many people believe that as long as they are brushing their teeth on a daily basis, they are doing everything that they need to in order to have great oral health. However, they are often surprised to find out that this isn’t the case. Continue reading “5 Reasons the Importance of Flossing can’t be Overstated”

One in Six Americans Miss Work Due to Oral Health Issues, New Study Shows

Man patient at dental consultation dentist surgeryMissing Time Due to Oral Health Issues?

A new study has revealed just how damaging poor dental hygiene can be to workplace productivity.

According to a June 4 article in The Tennessean, the 2014 Delta Dental Oral Health and Wellbeing Survey recently found that approximately one in six Americans — 16% of the population — miss work due to dental health concerns each year. As a result, more than 164 million work hours are lost yearly. Continue reading “One in Six Americans Miss Work Due to Oral Health Issues, New Study Shows”

How to Choose a Dentist: The Top Five Qualities You Should Look For

How to Choose a DentistHow to Choose a Dentist

Taking care of your teeth is essential to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. A major component of caring for your teeth is seeing a general or family dentist for regular checkups. However, if you don’t have a dentist whom you regularly visit, choosing the best dentist for you can be tough — especially when there are approximately 195,941 licensed dentists currently practicing throughout the country. Continue reading “How to Choose a Dentist: The Top Five Qualities You Should Look For”

Four Different Types of Dentists, and How They Can Help You

Different Types of Dentists

The Different Types of Dentists

Did you know that, according to a survey by USA Today, teeth are the number one thing single people judge in a potential partner? Both women and men rate good teeth as the most important “must have” — more important than shoes, clothes, or even hair. Continue reading “Four Different Types of Dentists, and How They Can Help You”

Debunking Four Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Common Myths about Cosmetic Dentistry

Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Studies show that Americans are spending an astonishing $775 million on toothbrushes every single year. If that seems like a lot, realize that experts recommend you replace your toothbrush at least three or four times a year. So, in that regard, it looks like we’re doing just fine. Continue reading “Debunking Four Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry”

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry and How Can it Benefit You

What is cosmetic Dentistry

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Before the advent of today’s go-anywhere communication devices, medical doctors were forced to rely on pagers to alert them to emergency developments with their patients. These emergency doctors, through split-second medical decisions, are able to save those patients who cling to life by a thread. Hollywood’s ceaseless portrayal of doctoral brilliance and valor only serves to perpetuate this wide-held view. Continue reading “What Is Cosmetic Dentistry and How Can it Benefit You”