How Children’s Teeth Erupt and Fall Out

How Children’s Teeth Erupt and Fall Out

Having a child is a gift and a rewarding job. However, having children also allow the parents to experience some challenges especially during the teething process. A child may show irritability, experience fever as well as gastroenteritis. Often times, parents just wished the teething process will end only to find out that when a baby develops all his/her teeth, it will erupt and eventually, your child will lose them to be replaced with adult teeth. (more…)

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Foods That Brighten Tooth Enamel

Foods That Brighten Tooth Enamel
Even those of us who practice good oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly, can have a smile that falls short when it comes to whiteness. Stains and discoloration to teeth can be the result of consuming certain drinks or foods like coffee and blueberries or from smoking. But it can also be a natural occurrence over time, even when avoiding the most common culprits.  (more…)

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5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Brush

5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Brush

Getting your kids to brush their teeth can be a challenge. However, getting them to brush them correctly can be an even bigger task. Each day, children juggle school, activities, and family events, all while trying to learn to take care of themselves. In order to make this easier for them, here are our O’Donnell Family Dentistry tips for teaching your kids to brush and brush correctly.

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When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed

When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed

Having wisdom teeth removed is almost a rite of passage for many young adults. For some lucky individuals, it will be the only surgical procedure they will ever need! For even luckier individuals, their wisdom teeth may never grow in or need to be removed. For those of us who have not had our wisdom teeth removed, we may be wondering when or if it will be necessary to have the procedure done. To answer that, let’s first take a look at what wisdom teeth are. (more…)

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Cosmetic Dentistry and the Road to Advancement in Your Career

Cosmetic Dentistry and the Road to Advancement in Your Career

If you want to stand out positively in your field, you need to consider strategies that can give you a competitive advantage. It’s not only important to hone your skills and experience but it may also be a good idea to enhance your physical appearance, too. Physical appearances count in the contemporary job market. Hiring supervisors and managers notice how job candidates look when they show up for interviews. They notice job candidate appearances at career fairs and beyond, too. If you want to do anything and everything you can to increase your chances of career success, then you need to make your physical appearance a big priority.

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3 Secrets to Make Flossing Simpler

3 Secrets to Make Flossing Simpler

With one set of adult teeth to spare, you cannot afford to miss your daily opportunities to brush, floss, rinse and repeat at least once before bedtime. You also should keep your appointment with your dentist at least twice a year as recommended by the American Dental Association. This is to ensure you tackle any plaque or tartar in hard-to-reach places that you missed when brushing or flossing.

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A Bright Smile is Your Best New Year Accessory

New Smile For A New Year

The new year is a busy time with many social and family engagements. Between shopping, work, and holiday parties, it is hard to find the time to look your best. While getting an updated hairstyle and new clothing for that special party or gathering, consider another often overlooked accessory. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Make a small change with a big difference this New Year with a brighter whiter smile.

There are many home treatments suggested for a whiter smile. Prices range from under ten dollars to some very hefty prices for the benefits of brightening your teeth. Besides adopting a healthier diet with less sugar, there are some at home tips you can try.

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How To Overcome Dental Phobia

It is estimated that anywhere from 5 to 8 percent of adults suffer from dental phobia. Bad past experiences, pain, and embarrassment are some of the reasons that people have dental phobia. Some people’s phobia is so bad that it will stop them from going to the dentist, even if dental work is clearly needed. Fortunately, there are things that people can do to overcome dental phobia. (more…)

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The Ultimate Impacts Sugar Has on Teeth

Dentists and families have told us for years to avoid sugar because it promotes tooth decay. The World Health Organization and the US Government both issue recommendations to help us limit our sugar intake. The reason for these recommendations is to give us a reasonable expectation of the level of sugar intake we should scale down to for our health. Dental health is more a part of that than most people realize.

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