Afraid of too much radiation from dental x-rays? Dr’s Wheelock, Bursick, and Giese use digital x-rays in their office and have for years. Did you know that a single digital intraoral image has a 109% less dose of radiation than a mammogram and 29% less than a chest x-ray? You get 5% more radiation on a 5 hour airplane flight… Read more »
The reality or oral care for babies is this: Home oral care should start as soon as possible. Even before a baby’s teeth have come through, start cleaning gums with a soft baby toothbrush or a cloth and water. As soon as the first teeth make an appearance, clean teeth and gums gently with a… Read more »
Another tooth fairy tale may be the question, Candy and soda are the only foods parents need to restrict? Reality: Many foods contain sugar, and sugar increases the risk of tooth decay. Read food labels carefully; many processed foods that don’t taste sweet — potato chips and ketchup, for example–contain a substantial amount of sugar. … Read more »
Here are a few myths about kids and their teeth. If they are old enough for kindergarten, they can do their own brushing? True or False? False! Reality: Younger children generally do not have the ability to clean their teeth well. By 8 or 9 years of age, children will usually develop sufficient dexterity to… Read more »
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