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.
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 »
What parents do with their children’s baby teeth varies from family to family. Some save them, some throw them away, some make a craft project or a keepsake from them. Recent research is even exploring the possibility of having parents store their children’s baby teeth to preserve mesenchymal stem cell content in the event the… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Today’s Family Dental can offer patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. We would like to educate you on the benefits of tooth-colored,… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness. If… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about a few… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If you and your child are the proud companions of a pet, there’s a good chance you’ve both thought or said something like: “Fluffy’s really living the life. Instead of having to go to school or do chores, they can relax and sleep all day, getting up only to eat or maybe chase a laser… (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 »
At Today’s Family Dental, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Washington dentist Dr. Robert De Rosso wants every patient to have… (Read More)Continue Reading »
We want your dental appointments to be free from anxiety from start to finish—from the moment you contact us to schedule to the moment you’re heading back to your busy life after your appointment. For your relaxation, we offer flat-screen TVs or music you can focus on while we work.
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