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Hate flossing your teeth?

Yflossing-gadget-blizzidentou’re not the only one! Many people tend to skip this step in their dental routine.

What if you could floss your teeth all at once? With Blizzident’s customized 3D-Flosser, that seems to be a possibility.

Blizzident’s goal is to use a scan for an individual’s mouth and cover it in the right places with dental floss.  With the device, patients could close their mouth around it and floss every gap in their teeth at once.

Let us know if you give it a try!  Like all dental offices, we support anything that gets patients to floss regularly.

Halloween – not the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s almost here again – Halloween!  That time of the year when dentists cringe just a bit.  But we know how much kids – and adults – love their sweets so consider the below tips before digging into your treats.Image result for halloween candy

  • Chocolate: Eating chocolate is a “better” choice. This is relief to many because chocolate comes off your teeth easier than some other kinds of sweets.
  • Hard candy: Be careful with this one if you tend to chomp down. You could break your teeth.
  • Sour candy: Do you pucker up with sour candy? The acidity from these can weaken the outer shell of your teeth, making you prone to cavities.

Whichever type of candy you choose, make sure you brush afterwards and have dental floss handy for the types of candy that get stuck easily in your teeth.

 

 

 

Caring for your little one’s teeth

Your kids go through a lot of changes in the early years, which Image result for baby teethinclude dental health. Below are two tips to help parents during the earliest years.

  • Baby bottle tooth decay is a problem for the little ones when drinks like juice are given at bedtime. It’s best to not have your baby use a bottle while sleeping.
  • Many babies and toddlers suck on their thumb as a reflex, but it’s not something you want them to do after age 4. Once their permanent teeth have come in, thumb sucking can cause them to become crooked.

It’s never too early to start good dental habits.

Do you use your kid’s toothpaste?

Do you reach for your kid’s toothpaste in the morning – the one with the bubble gum flavor?  You may want to reconsider that.

Many toothpastes developed for kids have a lower content of fluoride than regular toothpaste. The rationale is that kids occasionally swallow toothpaste while brushing, which can be harmful with too much fluoride.

As an adult, you need more fluoride than kids because of the wear and tear that comes as we get older.  So it’s okay to grab your kid’s toothpaste if you’re in a jam, but don’t make it into a habit. Make sure you have regular toothpaste in the house.