Posts Tagged: children’s oral health
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If you know what to expect, going to the dentist can be fun! In the video below, Dental Hygienist Leah helps to teach children about the kinds of things they can expect to see when the visit the dentist.
Losing your teeth is a rite of passage for every child – but the thought of pulling out pieces of our mouths can be a scary one for a to think about. What can help the shock is understanding why it is happening. As we grow up, our body grows as well –… Read more »
by Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Our mouths are breeding grounds for hundreds of types of bacteria. Plaque that forms on our teeth and in our mouths contain this bacteria which also live on our gums, tongue, and other soft tissues. When we eat food, the bacteria that is in our mouth eat the food too… Read more »
Five steps to fixing your grin What do hockey pucks and hard candy have in common? They’re both culprits when it comes to chipping teeth. If you lose a chunk of an incisor, don’t feel bad. Dentists see chipped teeth all the time—especially during hockey season!—and they can often fix you up quickly. 1…. Read more »
Did you know that your teeth are as unique as your fingerprints? Not only can your teeth be used to identify you as an individual, but the characteristics of your teeth can tell a lot about you to anyone trained to see. Do you: Grind your teeth? Grinding teeth, which causes them to… Read more »
Oral health professionals often suggest that you replace your toothbrush every three months or whenever you notice the bristles fraying – whichever is sooner – to keep your mouth healthy. There’s no better time to freshen up your toothbrush than at the new year! But what toothbrush is best for you? Manual Toothbrushes Consider… Read more »