February is not only the time to celebrate love with Valentine’s Day—it’s also a celebration of your child’s smile because it’s Children’s Dental Health Month! You want to do everything you can to help keep their teeth and gums healthy as they grow. While it is perfectly normal for children to suck their thumbs until they are a toddler, it has the potential to negatively affect your child’s oral development if allowed to persist for too long. Read on to learn more about thumb sucking and its impact on your little one’s precious growing smile, along with helpful tips.(more…)
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5 Tips to Help Break Your Child from Sucking Their Thumb
February 24, 2023
What to Know About Invisalign & Your Dating Life
February 4, 2023
Valentine’s Day is approaching and that means love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day near, you may be wondering how your dating life will be affected by your new Invisalign treatment. While the clear removable aligners are very discreet and convenient, they can still impact a social situation. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make it as smooth as possible. Here’s what you should know about dating and Invisalign.(more…)
Can My Gums Grow Back If My Gum Disease Is Treated?
January 24, 2023
Gum disease is a more prevalent problem than most people realize. In fact, it is estimated more than half of the American population has some form of bacterial infection in their gums. The earliest stage, gingivitis, is treatable through gum disease therapy. But if it progresses into advanced periodontitis, treatment could require dental surgery. Gum disease results in swollen gums and bad breath, plus it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in America. One of the first signs of this, also known as periodontal disease, is receding gums. Even if you get treatment for gum disease, can your gums grow back? Keep reading to find out from your dentist in Marysville.(more…)
How Is It Beneficial to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early in the Year?
January 4, 2023
With the arrival of a new year, it’s an exciting time to consider what lies ahead. Try not to get so caught up in New Year’s resolutions that you forget to schedule a dental checkup. Your dentist in Marysville has some points to share about why getting a cleaning and exam taken care of sooner rather than later is worth the effort.(more…)
4 Myths About Tooth Extractions, Debunked!
December 23, 2022
If your dentist has recently told you that you need to get a tooth extracted, you may feel a bit anxious about the procedure. Due to misinformation about this treatment, many people have been led to believe myths about tooth extractions. To help you determine what is true and what is false, continue reading as we debunk 4 tooth extraction myths.(more…)
How To: Stay On-Track with Invisalign During the Holidays
December 8, 2022
Between travel plans and last-minute shopping, the most wonderful time of the year can often feel like the most hectic time of the year! Naturally, you don’t want all the hustle and bustle to cause you to fall off-track with your treatment, but it can be difficult to navigate the holiday season with Invisalign too. Don’t worry – we’re here to help. Read on to learn four valuable tips!(more…)
Does Water Quality Affect my Teeth?
November 30, 2022
Water is crucial to every part of our body’s functioning. People can survive for over 3 weeks without food, but only 3 days without water. However, while staying hydrated is important, so is where we get our water from. When it comes to your teeth, the right water source can actually prevent oral health problems. If you’re wondering about how water quality can affect your teeth, here’s what you need to know.(more…)
How Getting More Sunlight Can Lower Your Cavity Risk
November 9, 2022
The days are becoming shorter, and the weather is colder, so most people are understandably spending less time outdoors. However, enough direct sunlight exposure (as in not through a window) is extremely important to your overall health, and it particularly matters when it comes to your teeth. By getting enough quality time outside, you can actually lower your risk of common problems like cavities and gum disease. Keep reading to learn how the sun can be one of the most valued parts of your oral care regimen.(more…)
Bewitched by Sugar this Halloween? Here are 3 Tips to Escape the Spell!
October 27, 2022
Do you have a penchant for sugary treats? Well, you’re not alone! According to a Rasmussen Report survey, 51% of Americans admit to having a sweet tooth. It can be easier to control during the year, but Halloween makes it hauntingly tempting to indulge more than normal, which can affect our oral health. Here are three tips from your dentist in Marysville to keep scary cavities from affecting you this Halloween!(more…)
Trouble Removing Your Aligners? Here are 4 Tips to Clear the Way
October 4, 2022
The largest appeal of Invisalign is the level of discreetness they offer—they are truly the “invisible” braces! The clear aligners are virtually undetectable and are removable for certain activities, like eating. As you are enjoying these benefits, you may become alarmed when you’re ready for a delicious meal and you are having trouble removing them. No worries! Here are four tips from your dentist to clear the way for the easy removal of your aligners trays.(more…)