Happy Retirement Loreena!
We’re really going to miss you!
Hope you’ll enjoy every moment of your retirement!
We already hear you singing this song….
We already hear you singing this song….
Spring is here! Time to open windows, dust away the cobwebs, and freshen your home! But don’t forget your smile, spring cleaning is great for your mouth too! Even with regular daily brushing and flossing, a routine cleaning at the dentist is an important part of a healthy spring routine. We highly recommend twice-annual examination and cleaning, with x-rays as needed. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, getting a professional cleaning at least twice a year has a significant impact on the quality of a person’s long-term oral health.
Here are a few tips for keeping your mouth healthy in between dental visits:
Please call 248-674-1500 to schedule an appointment for your “spring” cleaning! We look forward to seeing you!
It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month!
The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health month every February. Dental professionals nationwide observe this month in particular to increase awareness and promote healthy dental habits. Although largely preventable, tooth decay continues to be the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults.
We know that it is important to take good care of our children’s teeth. We also know that convincing our children to take care of their teeth can be quite a struggle! It is sometimes (or always) difficult to engage children in daily dental chores. Ever wonder whether it’s worth all the fuss to care for teeth that will soon fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth?
Yes…it’s worth all the fuss and struggles! Primary (baby) teeth matter! They help children speak more quickly and clearly, help children chew food easily and properly, hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth, and set the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles!
We can all help children have healthy smiles!
Allow this month of February remind us of the importance of our oral hygiene routines and eating habits. Partner your homecare with regular dental visits to protect and improve your family’s oral health.
Halloween can mean bags of free candy and a stockpile of sweets for the months to come. Sweets can still be part of the Halloween fun as long as parents and caregivers help their children practice moderation and proper oral hygiene to keep their mouths healthy.
Here are a few tips to keep teeth healthy during Halloween and year-round.
**Eat candy and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles.
**Avoid frequent snacking; it can increase your risk of cavities. Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. How often you snack and the length of time sugary food is in your mouth play a role in tooth decay.
**Avoid sticky candies. The stickier candies, like Swedish fish and taffy, take longer to get washed away by saliva, which increases the risk for tooth decay.
**Drink fluoridated water. Fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay.
**Best options for a sweet treat include sugar-free gum and dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that can inhibit bacteria from sticking to the teeth. Sugar-free gum made with xylitol promotes the growth of tooth-protective, non-acidic bacteria which can make it nearly impossible for bacteria and plaque to form.
**Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes with a fluoridated toothpaste and floss daily.
Enjoy Halloween and all the sweet treats…sensibly. When indulging in any kind of candy, drink plenty of water after eating the treat. Swish the water around in the mouth to help dislodge particles that can get stuck and increase your risk of tooth decay. And of course, regular visits with our staff at Hi-Tech Dentistry can help prevent problems from occurring and catch those that do occur early.
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