Darby Creek Dental Blog
August 15, 2018
Whether you’re gearing up for your child’s new sport or your own season opener, there’s one piece of equipment you shouldn’t forget: a mouthguard/sports guard. It doesn’t matter what you call it — this small device can provide significant protection against the dental injuries that cause pain and can end up costing you a lot of money on dental care.
July 10, 2018
Wake up, get the kids ready and off to school, go to work, shuttle the kids from school to soccer or ballet practice, come home and prepare dinner for the family, wash the dishes, put the kids to bed, sleep. Wash, rinse, repeat. Does this hectic schedule sound familiar? If you are like many American families, it can be hard to find the time to squeeze regular dental appointments into your already busy schedule. This task can be especially challenging when each family members sees a different dentist in a different part of town. If you are looking to simplify your family’s dental care, we have three reasons why you should consider choosing a family dentist.
July 2, 2018
Summer is in full swing, but it seems like this season always goes by faster than any other time of the year. Before you know it, your kids will be trading in their flip-flops and sunblock for backpacks and sneakers as they start their next year of formal education. It’s never too early to start putting together your to-do list for sending your youngsters back to school. We’re here to remind you that a visit to your family dentist deserves a spot on that list.
June 13, 2018
Summer is here, so a tasty and refreshing sports drink can really hit the spot on a warm day. They provide good hydration and a fair amount of electrolytes, which are essential when you or your kids are especially active. However, they could also lead to some rather serious tooth damage. That’s why a dentist usually recommends water over sports drinks. Read on to learn more about how a sports drink can harm your smile.
June 11, 2018
As the years go by, more and more Baby Boomers join the ranks of senior citizens. The geriatric spectrum ranges from active 90-year-olds to declining 70-year-olds. There is, however, one thing all seniors can do to improve their health and possibly extend their longevity, too. They all need to take care of their teeth and gums. There is actually quite a bit a dentist can do to help the elderly avoid tooth loss and other dental problems. Read on to learn what you can do for your smile throughout the aging process.
April 28, 2018
When was the last time you visited the dentist? If it’s been more than six months, you’re not alone. Most people don’t manage to make it into the office as often as they should. Unfortunately, what they often don’t realize is that these appointments are about more than just checking for cavities. When you skip your routine checkups and cleanings, you’re also missing out on the examinations that could catch the disease that is reported to kill one American every hour, every single day of the year. We’re talking about oral cancer — keep reading to find out more.
April 5, 2018
You might have heard a lot about how important it is to prevent gum disease. This condition endangers both your oral and overall health! However, not everyone understands exactly what gum disease is. They may not even know the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis, the two forms of gum disease. If you’ve ever been confused about these terms, take heart! Here is a quick lesson on what they mean.
March 14, 2018
When it comes to your oral health, what is public enemy number one? It’s the notorious creatures called bacteria. They are always lurking around looking for leftover food to feed on, so they can grow. But are there ways to stop them? Your local dentist says there certainly are! Your best line of defense is your daily oral hygiene regimen, which should include flossing. Learn why it’s so important to use this simple method to hunt for harmful bacteria as you continue reading.
March 2, 2018
Your dental health is supported by two primary pillars – one being your oral hygiene. The latter is of great significance because it helps to foil one of the greatest foes of a healthy mouth, teeth and gums – bacteria. And a simple tool called a toothbrush is a major player in your hygienic regimen, but with so many on the market, how do you make the right choice? Should you use an electric or manual version? Are hard bristles better for removing plaque? These and other questions will be answered by your local dentist as you continue reading.
February 2, 2018
By the time your baby is between 6 months and 1 year of age, you can expect to see their two front teeth coming in. This can be a very exciting time for you as a parent; soon you’ll be brushing your teeth alongside them in the bathroom, singing songs to make sure they brush for long enough. But teaching them oral care isn’t just about developing good habits.
According to your dentist, baby teeth play a large role in your child’s oral development overall. With February being children’s dental health month, there’s no better time to protect your child from decay than now!