Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Myths and Facts

Do you know what ones are myths or facts?

  1. Sugar Is the Prime Cause of Cavities? (MYTH AND FACT)

  2. Exposure to Acidic Foods Like Lemons Causes Tooth Decay? (FACT)

  3. Kids Are a Lot More Likely to Get Cavities Than Adults? (MYTH)

  4. Aspirin Placed Next to a Tooth Will Help a Toothache? (MYTH)

  5. All Fillings Eventually Need Replacing? (MYTH)

  6. If You Have a Cavity, You'll Know It? (MYTH)

  7. Once a Tooth Is Treated, the Decaying Stops? (FACT)

  8. Cavities Are More Likely Between Teeth? (FACT)

  9. Gaps in Teeth Encourage Cavities? (FACT)

  10. Brushing and Flossing Is the Best Way to Prevent Cavities? (FACT)

TO READ MORE VISIT http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/healthy-teeth-10/cavities-myths

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hold On To Your Dental Coverage!!!

Working in the dental industry, I've noticed the downtrend caused by the failing economy with respect to dental insurance, dental plans and even dental appointments. While dental health may not be on everyone's mind at the moment, you should still hold on to your dental coverage if you can. Unfortunately, prices for dental procedures have not gone down to match the economy. In fact, in many areas, the prices have gone up! With the decline in the number of patients being seen, many dental facilities have raised fees in an effort to recover lost revenue, so it's as important as ever to make sure that your family is covered in the event that treatment is needed! Also, remember that a good dental plan is an excellent way to help keep the cost of dentistry down, and in most cases can be used as a supplement to dental insurance. Your dental insurance plan has limitations, and a good dental plan doesn't.
Here's a link to the best one out there (in my opinion, of course!)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tooth Sensitivity

For millions of people, sensitive teeth can make life miserable. The pain and discomfort make even favorite hot or cold foods impossible to enjoy. All is not lost. In many cases, sensitive teeth can be successfully treated bringing long sought after relief.

Read this article to see what causes the sensitivity and when you should see a dentist http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/tooth-sensitivity/

Friday, May 13, 2011


It's coming into that time of year again in Arizona where the temperatures are beyond HOT! It's gonna be another REALLY hot summer! I'd like to take a moment to remind you all that even though we are lucky enough to still be enjoying 90 to 100 degree temperatures, it's still important to remember to STAY HYDRATED! One of the leading causes of heat stroke in AZ is over-exposure to the sun/heat and dehydration (insufficient water/fluid intake). This doesn't just apply to us adults who are brave enough to venture out into the heat, but for you little ones and pets too!
Also, please remember, with these climbing temperatures it's never safe to leave children or pets unattended outdoors or in vehicles. It only takes several minutes to cause a lifetime of regret.
So with that said...Lather yourself up with sunscreen, grab a bottle of water and stay cool! Enjoy your Arizona summer!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Top 10 Dental Hygien Facts

  1. Change the toothbrush for every 3 months: The American Dental Association (ADA) has recommended people to change the toothbrush at least every 3 months.

  2. Use a fluoride toothpaste: Toothpaste that contains fluoride is very good for the teeth, as it helps to fight against the bacteria causing various diseases. It also gives a refreshing breath.

  3. Use proper brushing technique: Overactive brushing can harm your teeth. One can consult your dentist to know the proper technique of brushing to clean the teeth.

  4. Flossing: Flossing also helps to eliminate bacteria. So it very good to floss after every meals.

  5. One should have a healthy food which includes nuts, carrots and celery sticks. These are know as “Palace of Cleaning”, as they clean the tooth root. A sprig of parsley will also helps to prevent bad breath.

  6. Regular check up for every 6 months: It is one of the most important fact, as regular checkup by the dentist helps to know the dental health and other disease if present. This helps to prevent the disease at an early stage.

  7. Dentists can know the condition of the teeth, he/she can take advice from the dentist for the dental health. You can also you prescribed mouth washes and rinsers for good oral hygiene.

  8. Carry a travel kit with the dental products: You may not take the whole dental kit with you, so one buy a small dental hygiene kit. Thus, you can brush your teeth after having every meal.

  9. One should always brush and floss the teeth properly. However, rushing to brush and floss can harm the teeth.

  10. Clean your tongue: For a complete oral hygiene, one should clean the tongue to eliminate bacteria from the teeth.