When is it Time to Replace a Toothbrush?

2021-12-14T19:27:33+00:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

How often do you change your toothbrush? It is normal for us to restock essential minerals and vitamins, change beauty products and get rid of expired food. Unfortunately, our dental hygiene often gets the least amount of attention compared to other areas of our routine. Fortunately, we are here to help. Below are general tips and guidelines you should follow to maintain optimal dental health. When to change your toothbrush According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should change your toothbrush every 3 months. Due to frequent use, toothbrushes go through the usual wear and tear. Over time, they become ineffective to perform their primary duty, which is getting [...]

Why Dental Fillings Are Important

2021-08-03T18:11:34+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Statistics from the National Institute of Health indicate that over 78% of people are more likely to develop tooth decay before their 17th birthday. Poor dental health and hygiene are the main culprits as far as tooth cavities are concerned. If you don’t observe the guidelines of oral health and hygiene, you are prone to lose the enamel of your teeth gradually. The enamel is the hard, outer layer of the teeth and its role is to protect your teeth from damage.  Enamel erosion will inevitably make your teeth vulnerable to plaque buildup and decay. Your teeth will have cavities that come in the form of holes. Without proper treatment, [...]

How Oral Health Affects Your Heart Health

2021-12-14T19:23:14+00:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , |

The link between oral health and heart health is often not understood by the common person. However, research has shown that the two are very closely related. According to the American Heart Association, brushing your teeth at least twice a day can significantly reduce the probability of cardiovascular diseases. In a recent study, researchers who observed the oral hygiene habits of 682 people found that individuals who did not brush their teeth at least twice a day had a significantly higher risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases than subjects who maintained a much stricter oral hygiene regimen. So, what’s the connection between oral hygiene and heart health? Read on to find [...]

How to Fix A Kid’s Yellow Teeth

2020-07-15T02:06:50+00:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

If you want to enjoy the beaming grin and the cute, innocent smile of your child, then you have to teach them the importance of proper oral care. Without adequate education, a child’s teeth can turn yellow over time.  Consulting a certified kid’s dentist can help reverse the effects of poor dental hygiene. The dentist will provide proper education, care and assistance to ensure your child’s pearly whites remain as healthy and as bright as ever. Here are a few tips how to fix a kid’s yellow teeth. Preventing Your Child’s Teeth from Turning Yellow Whoever said prevention is better than cure was 100% right. The biggest step to fixing [...]

Tips For Teaching Your Kids To Eat Healthy

2020-06-16T01:38:59+00:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

As a responsible parent, you want your kids to have the best things in life, and this includes healthy food. But getting your kids to eat healthy foods is not always a walk in the park, especially if they are picky eaters.  Thankfully, there are several practical strategies that parents can embrace and teach their children to adopt healthy eating behavior. These include: Connect Food with Feeling Good If you want to teach your kids about healthy eating habits, it is important to also draw a connection between healthy food and feeling good. For instance, when you’re feeding your kids fruits and vegetables, let them know that these foods are [...]

What To Do For a Child With Swollen Gums

2020-05-19T03:42:27+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |

When the word 'dental health' pops up, most people's minds immediately think of the teeth, and all the auxiliary care practices (including those painful visits to the dentist). However, effective dental care extends to the gums, which are as equally important as the teeth themselves. For one, if your child's gums swell - or have any other issue - they will experience varying levels of difficulty and pain when chewing their food. Hence, it's important to schedule a dental appointment as soon as any problems arise.   What Causes Swollen Gums? Swollen gums on a child are usually occasioned by the presence of bacteria in their mouths. Just like with [...]

How to Treat Teeth Grinding in Kids

2020-02-13T01:41:01+00:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Teeth grinding, also known as sleep bruxism, is a disorder that is quite common among kids. It is estimated that 3 in 10 children involuntary clench and gnash their teeth while sleeping.  Even though teeth grinding might not be harmful at first, the long-term effects of the condition could be devastating to the dental health of your child. Some of the most noticeable effects include cracked or broken teeth, thinning of enamel, enlarged jaw muscles, wear and tear on the teeth, and tooth loss. The good news is that you can help your child to overcome teeth grinding issues. Here are a few tips on how to go about it. [...]

Why It’s Important For Kids To Brush Their Teeth Before Bed

2020-02-13T01:33:43+00:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , |

Raising a child can be very demanding; you need to constantly pay attention to what they eat, how they learn and how they behave. With so much to do throughout the day, it can be easy for you to forget about your kid's bedtime oral health routine. Children also tend to be distracted, and can easily forget to brush their teeth or opt out of doing so if there is no adult to supervise them. As a parent, therefore, it is your duty to ensure that your kid brushes their teeth after dinner, just before they go to bed. Here are some of the reasons why you should ensure your [...]

The Best Foods for Healthy Teeth

2019-08-07T04:48:09+00:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Maintaining healthy teeth entirely depends on the type of food you consume. Whether you are a vegetarian or have a sweet tooth, a healthy diet - in regards to maintaining healthy teeth - is all about moderation and variety. Essentially, your regular diet should contain varied foods from each of the five major food groups: proteins, carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, and dairy.  Basically, a balanced diet provides you with adequate minerals and vitamins, which helps to improve your dental health. On the other hand, a poor or unbalanced diet weakens your immunity, leaving you vulnerable to opportunistic diseases such as gum disease. That said, here are 9 of the best foods [...]

The Truth About Sugary Drinks and Your Smile

2019-05-22T04:17:59+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

It may seem that sugar is in a lot of your drinks and food these days. If your diet or lifestyle is anything like that of the average American, you may be right. Sweetened beverages have become a commonplace occurrence. You can find them cooling in fridges at convenience stores or gas stations. You can get them from vending machines, or purchase them at the grocery store. They may even have vitamins or electrolytes or frequently contain caffeine. Even if they do say that they have fruit or are all natural, are they? Overall, these sugar-laden drinks are not healthy. This is true when it comes to dental health. Harmful [...]