Dental Care Tips
Traveling is exciting – going to a different place, trying new foods, going on adventures. However, failing to prepare for disruptions to your dental hygiene that could occur while traveling could make you have a miserable time on vacation. Don’t Put Off Appointments If you need a dental procedure done, make sure you get it […]
While it may seem tempting to skip brushing your teeth at night if you’re already comfortably lying in bed, the importance of brushing your teeth twice a day goes beyond fresh breath. Skipping brushing at night because you don’t want to get up or don’t think it’s worth it can cause major problems for your […]
The importance of oral hygiene is something even the oldest civilizations understood. Obviously there weren’t unlimited toothpaste flavors or fancy electric toothbrushes readily available. There were, however, a broad array of creative solutions used throughout history.
According to a report released by the CDC, “school-age children without sealants have almost three times more cavities than children with sealants.” Sealants on teeth help keep food particles and bacteria from settling into your teeth just as a raincoat keeps you dry in a storm.
There’s been lots of headlines lately questioning the need to floss, based on an Associated Press article “Medical Benefits of Floss Unproven.” But DON’T go ditching your dental floss just yet. The American Academy of Dentists and the American Academy of Periodontology, our nation’s largest dental professional associations, are strongly cautioning the public not to take the headlines and run with them.
As we say farewell to 2015, don’t forget to take advantage of your dental insurance benefits! It’s the end of the year, so you’ve a limited time to get your money’s worth of your dental insurance. You’ve been paying your monthly premiums all month long, so you deserve to reap the benefits for your dental health!