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.
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 »
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who floss, and those who don’t. Diligent flossers everywhere inspire those of us who live with them or know them. Flossing may not be a philosophical virtue but it’s certainly high on the list of qualities amongst people who “have it together.” Read more below… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Every parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led to believe they don’t have an impact on a… (Read More)Continue Reading »
A lot of healthy lifestyle choices benefit more than one system within your body. Eating well, exercising, good sleep, and fresh air all support a lot of your physical needs. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that what hurts one area of your health can easily hurt another area, too. An important (though less known) connection… (Read More)Continue Reading »
One of the most common and destructive myths about oral hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. De Rosso would like everyone in Washington to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums-should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? The truth… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Washington smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. De Rosso and the expert hygienists at Today’s Family Dental. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss & Mouthwash Before we… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of… (Read More)Continue Reading »
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