What should I do to take care of my child’s teeth?

Pediatric Dentistry in Middletown, IN

  Q. What should I do to take care of my child’s teeth? A. I get this question often.  Below are the recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Best Practices for Pediatric Home Oral Care: Infants Practice good oral hygiene and seek dental care to avoid parental bacterial transmission. Minimize exposure to foods that can… Continue reading

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What if I can’t hold a toothbrush?

Q.  My husband has been dealing with Parkinson’s Disease for a couple years and I’ve noticed lately that it is getting harder for him to grip things like forks and toothbrushes.  What can I do? A. Complete and regular removal of plaque is the single most important factor in preventing dental disease. Many patients, and not… Continue reading

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Am I Brushing Too Hard?

Q. My dentists over the years have told me that my gums are receding and that my teeth have notched near my gums because I am brushing too hard.  I don’t think that I brush too hard.  How do I know if this is the reason for my worsening condition? A.  While heavy handed brushing… Continue reading

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When should I floss?

Q. My daughter came home from school today with a quiz over dental health.  The only question she missed was on flossing.  Should you floss before or after you brush? A. Flossing does between your teeth what brushing does on the easier-to-reach surfaces. Using food debris as fuel, bacteria form microscopic colonies on the surface… Continue reading

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Holiday Snacking: How to Protect your Pearly Whites

Pumpkin pie.  Sugar Cookies. Candy canes. Sugar plums. Chocolate fudge. These holiday essentials are part of what makes this time of year special… but they are also the same foods that may contibute to that cavity that needs filled in the spring.  Here are some tips that will help you minimize the impact of some of your sugary holiday favorites… Continue reading

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