Athletic trauma, fights or accidents cause most tooth loss in people under the age of 35. We are not sure what we can do to keep you out or fights or how to avoid accidents but we can help you protect your teeth while participating in athletics. We offer Under Armour Mouth Guards that will… Read more »
The average person produces 25,000 quarts of saliva (spit) in a lifetime. That is enough saliva to fill 2 swimming pools. Yet many people suffer from dry mouth. Many things including aging, medication, and radiation to head and neck can cause dry mouth. Dry mouth is annoying but can also lead to an increase in dental… Read more »
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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