Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health



February 14th, 2017
Ask Hygienist Leah: How do I get my kid to brush?

  By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS “With our busy schedule, my wife and I struggle to get our 4-year-old to brush her teeth in the morning. We usually end up doing a really quick job on the way out the door, which I’m sure leaves lots of sugar bugs behind. Do you have any tips… Read more »

February 13th, 2017
Sealants and Fluoride: What’s the difference, and why does my kid need them?
February 7th, 2017
Why do we lose our teeth?

It’s a rite of passage that every child goes through – losing their baby (also known as milk, deciduous or primary) teeth. The thought of pulling out pieces of our mouth can be a scary one for a child or even an adult to think about – but what can help the shock is understanding… Read more »

February 7th, 2017
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month!
January 26th, 2017
Lose your toothbrush? Here’s 7 ways to clean your teeth in a pinch.

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Nothing replaces proper brushing and flossing. But if you find yourself in a pinch with the need to scrub your chompers, here are 7 ways to do it sans toothbrush: 1. Find a soft cloth or paper towel The cloth or towel’s texture will help remove plaque and bacteria from your… Read more »

January 19th, 2017
Should I choose tea or coffee?

It’s a common question for caffeine lovers everywhere who still want to take care of their white teeth – do I choose tea or coffee? First, we need to understand why both coffee and tea have a bad reputation for staining your teeth. Tannins, which cause tooth discoloration, are a common ingredient in both coffee… Read more »