Digital X-rays

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 »

Babies don’t need oral care???

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 »

Candy and Soda?

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 »

Tooth Fairy Tales

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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