Do you have resolutions all mapped out for yourself for 2018? Have you come up with anything as it applies to your children? If you’re including things that you’d like to do that will make caring for your little ones easier, we most certainly have some suggestions to add to the list in regard to children’s dental care. They can make your New Year much easier, indeed!
Wait a second, you may be thinking to yourself. Why on earth are we talking about your hands when we are helping you protect your oral health? Well, because you might overlook the fact that your hands are highly involved in protecting your teeth and gums. As a result, when winter hits, you may find yourself feeling frustrated and uncomfortable (two things we can help you avoid with some easy tips!).
Do you have some questions about partial dentures? Do you wish that you could improve your experience a little bit (or are you simply worried that something is wrong with your partial but you don’t really know what to do)? Not to worry. Our Q&A session will help and, of course, scheduling time for us to see you and your prosthetic is always a very wonderful decision.
The holidays are coming! They should be a time that is very merry and joyous for all. However, when budgets are tight and food becomes scarce, it can make an otherwise happy season a very trying one. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, spend a moment with the Houston Food Bank S.N.A.P. Truck, for a holiday season full of smiles.
There are some things may be getting wrong about flossing. While you may be perfectly on track, if you have any misgivings or you often feel confused about what should be going on with this part of dental hygiene, then we think you might want to think through the role floss plays in your life. Remember, if you need some one-on-one help in this department, we are always absolutely thrilled to see you and to offer up demonstrations, explanations, and more!
What’s that? You have never tried an electric toothbrush before? Well, if that’s the case, now is certainly as good a time as any to get going with testing out the waters. Not sure you feel you have a good reason to try one? Feel like you might require some motivation? That part is easy! We can quickly share four reasons it’s most certainly a good decision to change up this part of your dental hygiene practice if you feel interested.
If you’re suffering from a pasty feeling mouth then you may need a solution for dry mouth. Not entirely sure? Come on in and talk with us about this symptom. More often than not, a sticky mouth is one that requires more moisture. It could be that you aren’t drinking sufficient H2O throughout the day. It might be a result of certain medications that you’re taking regularly. It could be a lot of things! As for what you should do about it, you should most certainly seek a solution.
We think there are some things you should know about fluoride because we hear an awful lot of misinformation coming from our patients! We hear so much, in fact, that we have come to realize you may be missing out on essential ingredients (such as this one) when you’re practicing your dental hygiene just because you need a quick refresh of factual information. Let’s get started! During your next visit, we’ll be happy to help a bit more.
It’s time to put your dental coverage to work! As in … right now. Why are we suddenly so frantic to ensure you’re getting all that you can out of your dental insurance at the current moment? After all, there’s a lot going on, there are gifts to be purchased, trees to be decorated, parties to attend, and more! Well, because 2018 is almost here. The second you hang up your new calendar, for most patients, is the moment all of the benefits from 2017 are no longer usable!
Gone are the days when mouthwash came in just a couple of minty flavors, and occupied one or two spots on the drug store shelf. You can now choose from a wide vareity of mouthwashes (and mouth rinse products) with flavors from ultramint to fruit. They might have fluoride, whitening agents and antiseptics added. Over-the-counter mouthwashes, when used properly, can be a healthy addition to your family’s preventive oral care program. Make sure any mouthwash you use has the American Dental Association seal, for maximum safety and good results. (more…)