Yuck mouth

Yuck Mouth

People make fun of the 1970’s and 80’s but there were a few good things that came out of those years. One in particular that comes to mind is the educational offerings from ABC network (one of the seven channels that I had growing up). Schoolhouse Rocks, afterschool specials and also a few educational commercials. My husband and I have actually introduced our children to Schoolhouse Rocks and they have learned multiplications facts through singing songs. They’ve also learned about sentence structure, electricity, the pilgrims. Most all of these are set to music and who doesn’t love music? ♫♫♫ They call me Yuck Mouth ♫♫♫ One of the commercials that sticks with me is about keeping your teeth clean. It’s … Continue reading →

Digg, my kids and the dental office.

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This morning while reading through Digg.com, I noticed an interesting post, entitled “If You Don’t Go To The Dentist, Your Teeth Will Literally Fall Out Of Your Head“. As the lead picture, they used an interesting photo of a Panarex x-ray.  So I decided to click on it and give it a read. I must admit I started reading the post with fear and trepidation. You never know what people are going to say on the internet, especially about dentists. After reading the article, twice, I couldn’t help but let out a sigh of relief. The article talked about how increased dental visits correlate with keeping your teeth in your mouth. The article pointed out that states with lower dental … Continue reading →

Fluoride toothpaste use in young children — updated recommendations

A young father caring

This just came in from the American Dental Association: New recommendations for our young parents who are interested in using fluoride for their children’s teeth.  February of 2014 The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs conducted a systematic review of the evidence. The results of the study demonstrate that for children younger than 6 years, fluoride toothpaste use is effective in caries control. Based on the evidence, the Council recommends the following: Fluoride – Updated Recommendations. For children younger than 3 years, caregivers should begin brushing children’s teeth as soon as they begin to come into the mouth by using fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than a smear or the size of a grain of rice. For children 3 … Continue reading →

Partial Dentures

Flexing a valplast partial denture.

While partial dentures may not be for everyone,  sometimes they are the only option. One of the main advantages of a partial denture is the ability to replace many teeth, at an affordable price. Valplast partial dentures are considered removable. There can be many advantages and disadvantages with partial dentures. One disadvantage of removable partials is that they come out, or sometimes while eating, they can move.  Partial dentures can take a while to get used to, which can be a challenge. The disadvantage can also be an advantage. The fact that partial dentures do come out makes everything easier to clean after a meal, since they come out. For more options on replacing teeth press here for a brochure … Continue reading →

Cold sores, Acyclovir and amazon.com

Am I the last person in the know?  Have you ever felt like they are having a party, and you haven’t been invited?  That’s the way I am feeling.  Something is afoot. This week I woke up with a cold sore on my lip.  For those of you who suffer like I do, you know the feeling, that dull burning sensation.  For those of you who want to know more about cold sores, also known as Herpes Simplex type 1, or their symptoms check here. When I went through dental school the drug of choice for cold sores was Acyclovir.  From what I understand there is no cure for cold sores.  The virus infects the nerve receptors, and it will always … Continue reading →

Our young patient gets a good check up at his dental cleaning.

This morning a young boy came in to have his teeth cleaned and exam and fluoride, and this is what we saw. The baby tooth had split in half, with the permanent tooth pushing its way through. Even though the baby tooth was split in two, the patient was not having any discomfort. The remnants of the baby tooth were very loose. The hygienist joked “If he were to sneeze the pieces could come flying out.” Seasons of Smiles Dental recommendations? Go chew on some carrots, or maybe some hard crunchy bread, anything that will encourage the pieces to come out.  Everything else looked healthy! Good check up! This is the patient’s last baby tooth, as he will be turning 13 … Continue reading →

Best Halloween Treat Ever

A box showing the contents from the American Dental Association

Free Computer Game This year Seasons of Smiles Dental is helping redefine the meaning of “treat” during the Halloween season. We have ordered all necessary supplies from the American Dental Association. The games are in the house. If your kids are into computer games, be sure and stop by the office during regular business hours and we would love to make sure they get their Halloween treat!!! http://www.stopzombiemouth.com Best Halloween Treat Ever This Halloween, the ADA and PopCap Games want to redefine “treat” by giving fun instead of candy! Please join us throughout October in this awesome national awareness campaign. The award-winning smash hit Plants vs. Zombies™ is a family friendly video game that’s been played by over 120 million people … Continue reading →