A new school year is already here! Yet although there might a long list of things to do in order to get ready and make it a successful one, a back to school dental checkup should be right at the top of it. Of course it’s easy for most kids to get excited about new clothes and other startup supplies, but unfortunately they are a little bit less enthused when it comes to a dentist visit. However, oral health is an important part of life that everyone must learn about sooner or later, and besides that, the brighter the smile, the better the school year.read more
You eat healthy, drink plenty of water, take vitamins and visit the gym a few times a week. You are conscious about maintaining your good health, and your last check-up with your doctor is proof. There still might be one area you are overlooking, though: Your teeth.
A lot of people don’t go to the dentist nearly as often as they should, instead opting to book an appointment only when a problem arises. A common reason for this is dental phobia, or the fear of dentists. You shouldn’t let this fear stop you from maintaining your oral health, though, and you should be visiting your dentist every six months for routine teeth cleaning.read more
Season’s greetings! Or perhaps I should say, season’s eatings! The holiday season is officially upon us, and for many of us, that means a month (or more!) to indulge in our favorite treats. From ooey gooey fudge to crunchy candy canes, the winter holidays provide the perfect excuse to enjoy those treats we normally avoid throughout the year.
While gaining weight during the holidays is already on your mind, there is another part of your health you need to think about when choosing your seasonal snacks:read more
Tooth whitening is the most common form of cosmetic dentistry, and there are a couple different options for whitening teeth that have become discolored due to age, smoking, red wine, coffee and tea.
Professional whitening kits that you can take home are ideal for mild to moderate stains, but for more severe staining, in-office whitening treatments are the most effective option. Stains are commonly removed using a bleaching treatment, but there are also non-bleach alternatives that remove surface stains with abrasive materials. In many cases, the teeth can be whitened in office in just one session.read more
Is there anything more synonymous with Halloween than trick-or-treating? For one night each year, kids get to be anything they want. Disguised as everything from scary monsters to beloved characters, they take to the streets with one goal in mind – collecting as much candy as they can carry. To help lighten to load and give kids a bit of spending money while working to preserve healthy smiles, my staff and I here at Castle Rock Family Dental have a special Halloween candy buy back program.read more
There are several things you need to keep in mind when trying to find the right dentist for you and your family. This person will, hopefully, be someone who cares for your family’s smiles for years to come, so it isn’t a decision to be taken likely. Some things you need to consider include:
Attitude. A lot of people are uncomfortable when visiting the dentist. When it comes to taking kids to the dentist, you need to be sure that the dentist you choose is someone who will alleviate those fears. A dentist with a great attitude can even make procedures more pleasant for adults who are already apprehensive. Your dentist’s office should feel warm and welcoming.read more
Here’s an interesting fact to chew on: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 25% of adults over the age of 65 no longer have any of their natural teeth, and many others have 21 teeth or fewer.
While there are plenty of options for replacing lost teeth, like dentures and implants, it’s best to keep your natural teeth whenever possible. Teeth that fall out or need to be extracted are signs of poor oral and dental health, problems that can lead to issues affecting other parts of the body, including the heart and other vital organs.read more
When it comes to improving the appearance of one’s smile, there are several methods from which to choose. For many of my patients, though, veneers are the best solution. Veneers are are extremely thin and can be used to address numerous cosmetic problems. Many of my patients choose them instead of crowns, tooth-colored fillings or dental implants. So why do so many people opt for veneers? Here are the top ten reasons.read more
It’s no secret that you need to schedule regular dental appointments to keep your teeth at their healthiest, but what about the 6 months in between appointments? Regular brushing and flossing is the obvious answer to keeping your mouth clean, but a trip down the toothpaste aisle might leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed. With so many options on the market, knowing which one will best suit your needs can be a bit tricky. This handy little guide will help you make an informed decision so you can keep your teeth sparkling clean between routine visits to my office.read more