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.
Headaches are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Robert De Rosso would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding. At Today’s Family Dental, we love… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Imagine this – you have come to see Dr. Robert DeRosso for a cleaning and routine checkup. The cleaning goes well, but then we tell you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong since you have been brushing and flossing… (Read More)Continue Reading »
What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways—problems with your overall health show… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Gingivitis, very simply, is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis is common and affects many, rather, most adults. But with good oral hygiene and the… (Read More)Continue Reading »
We’ve all seen variations of DIY methods when it comes to pulling loose baby teeth: the string and door slam method is by far one of the most popular (although we’re not sure why). But our team at Today’s Family Dental is here to advise against this and similarly aggressive techniques so your kiddo will… (Read More)Continue Reading »
The idea of whitening your teeth with turmeric may seem odd at first—after all, it is the spice that gives Indian curry (and everything else it touches) its vivid yellow-orange color—but turmeric has also been used as a natural teeth whitener in India and other parts of the world for many years. Turmeric’s antimicrobial properties… (Read More)Continue Reading »
You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. De Rosso twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, we at Today’s Family Dental would like to take this opportunity to let Washington residents in on some information you don’t… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk? Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged 60 and over. And, Alzheimer’s might be significantly more likely to happen if your mouth… (Read More)Continue Reading »
But first, what’s a frenum? Or is it frenulum? The short answer is, they’re one and the same—a small fold of muscular tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. There are several in the body, but the two we’ll be discussing today are located in the mouth—labial frenum and lingual… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Malocclusion is the dental term for misaligned teeth, a common condition affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Many seek cosmetic solutions to feel better about their smiles, but there are also negative health consequences including pain and discomfort that result from improperly aligned teeth. The most severe cases may require surgical… (Read More)Continue Reading »
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