THE CDC REPORTS that 1 in 5 children (between ages 5 and 11) in the US have untreated tooth decay. Not only should tooth decay be treated in regular dental appointments, it should be prevented! Tooth decay is 100 percent preventable with effective personal care and regular dental cleanings. In honor of Children’s Dental Health […]
IS YOUR SMILE AS WHITE as it used to be? Even good oral hygiene won’t prevent tooth discoloration forever. While daily brushing and flossing help keep your teeth clean and healthy, it’s normal to feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle as you get older. If you’re looking to bring that sparkle back, cosmetic […]
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SMARTPHONE TECHNOLOGY IS AMAZING. It brings the world to our fingertips. And now, smartphone apps can help us with our daily oral hygiene routines!
Smartphone Apps For Both Adults & Children
Sometimes we all need a little extra motivation to do the right things! If you struggle with (or if your children struggle with) effective oral hygiene, consider downloading and trying these two apps from Oral-B. They’re effective and simple to use.
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE! The number of notebooks, index cards, pens, pencils, calculators and backpacks that filled our donation bin was truly heartwarming. Patients even dropped off cash or checks for the Blue Springs Community Services League. We know that these donations are appreciated and will help Blue Springs students have a successful school year.
THE EXACT CAUSE of canker sores is unknown. What we do know is that canker sores can be extremely bothersome! By better understanding some of the possible causes—and some treatment options—we hope to reduce the irritation canker sores may cause you.
Keep Your Smile Healthy By Packing Great Lunches
1. Switch Out The Troublemakers
Processed, starchy crackers or chips are trouble-makers. They stick to teeth and turn into sugars very quickly. Opt for whole grains instead—or even better, some healthy nuts or seeds.
2. Reconsider What You Drink
If you just can’t kick the soda habit, drink water after you finish lunch to help clean and rebalance your mouth.
3. Use Natural Scrubbers
This Video Is Specific To School Lunches, But The Tips Are Great For Everyone!
Do You Have Any Tips To Add?
Do you have any ideas of your own to add? Comment below, we’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for your trust in our practice. We appreciate wonderful patients like you.
Saliva Helps Keep Your Mouth Healthy
Our salivary glands are extremely important because they produce saliva. Saliva keeps our mouths moist and breaks down the foods we eat. It also helps keep the bacteria in our mouths under control.
Dry mouth may result in:
- A higher risk of gum disease
- An increase in cavities
- Discomfort and difficulty eating, swallowing and talking
7 Simple Solutions To Help Fight Dry Mouth
- Drink more water! Sip on it throughout the day.
- Chewing sugar-free gum helps keep your mouth moist and salivary glands active. Just make sure the gum is sugarless.
- Try eating frozen fruits. Frozen fruits may be soothing and satisfying to your dry and uncomfortable mouth.
- Consider limiting your caffeine and alcoholic intake. It’s easier for your body to become dehydrated when consuming alcohol or caffeine.
- Possibly use a humidifier while sleeping. This can help keep your skin and mouth hydrated.
- Keep up with your daily oral care habits. Brushing and flossing help save your teeth from decay and other damaging problems caused by dry mouth.
- Keep your regularly scheduled appointments. We’ll help you prevent serious problems that can result from dry mouth.
Medications Aren’t The Only Cause
Does Your Dry Mouth Problem Seem Severe? Let’s Talk
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