Knowledge is key for a healthy, happy smile!
Many people think of dentistry as it relates to the teeth and gums, but there’s so much more to it. For example, your mouth may be home to more than 700 different types of bacteria. The majority of these bacteria are either neutral or beneficial, but the dangerous types can travel and create trouble for your heart, brain, and other organs. Knowing how to fight the bad bacteria can help you hold onto your teeth for life, but also prevent systemic illness. This is one of many topics we explore in our blog, which we post to twice each month.
Xerostomia is the technical term for dry mouth, the condition that results from absent or reduced saliva flow. It is not a disease on its own, but it may be a side effect of medication or radiation treatments. Xerostomia affects about 20% of the elderly population—not because of their age, but due to the increased… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth, you must be familiar with the painful zing that follows a hot drink, a bite of ice cream, or just a deep breath of cold air. These and other elements can cause a sudden discomfort if you have sensitive teeth, also called dentin hypersensitivity. … (Read More)Continue Reading »
People in the United States eat more sugar than any other country in the world. (Fortunately, we also have some of the best dentists in the world.) You hear it all the time: “sugar rots your teeth.” But is it true? What exactly does sugar do to your teeth and why is it so bad?… (Read More)Continue Reading »
We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in our community, and as dental care professionals, we feel it our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy… (Read More)Continue Reading »
There is a good chance you have heard someone mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and… (Read More)Continue Reading »
At Today’s Family Dental, education is paramount in our mission to help our Washington friends and neighbors improve and maintain their oral health. For this reason, we try to avoid using dental jargon when we’re speaking with our valued patient family. However, there are terms that can’t be broken down as easily; in those cases,… (Read More)Continue Reading »
We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of…. (Read More)Continue Reading »
Calcium. We regularly hear how important calcium is for our kids’ diets. It’s vital for healthy growth. Calcium is a building block for strong bones. It helps with hormone balance and keeps the heart pumping and blood circulating normally. But, did you know that calcium is also vital for healthy teeth? Calcium builds strong bones…. (Read More)Continue Reading »
Did you know that sports-related injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits for children and teenagers between the ages of 12-17? For children between the ages of 5-14, recreational activities (e.g., riding a bike) account for an estimated 3.2 million emergency room visits. With statistics like these, it’s no wonder parents want to… (Read More)Continue Reading »
There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Today’s Family Dental talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Bob De Rosso knows that folks like to be informed, so think of… (Read More)Continue Reading »
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