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.
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…)
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.
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.
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.
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…)
One of the best things that you can do is make sure that your child develops good oral hygiene habits as soon as possible. Here are a few tips for ensuring that your child learns how to take proper care of their teeth and gums.
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.
It’s common knowledge that dentists recommend getting teeth cleaned twice a year. You may wonder why your dentist recommends a cleaning every 6 months, but there are many reasons your dentist asks that you come in bi-annually.
Oral care doesn’t stop just because you have lost some or all of your teeth. Maintaining clean and well cared for dentures is a very important part of keeping your mouth, gums, and throat healthy also. Most dentures are made out of a plastic called polymethyl methacrylate acrylic, or PMMA, and need to be taken care of in a much different manner than teeth. Always make sure that you check with your dentist, but there are some general tips that everyone should be aware of for proper denture care. (more…)