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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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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The Tricks of Healthy Treating

Halloween goes with candy like candy goes with… well, cavities.  To be fair, we have managed to associate sugar with most of the major holidays in our country, but this one takes the cake… no pun intended.  And I’m guilty here too.  I’ve got as big a sweet tooth as anyone. Because of this, I… Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Spring is here!  Time to clean out the cupboards, empty the fridge, sweep the cobwebs… and get your teeth cleaned? That’s right.  If you’ve fallen off the dental band wagon, it’s time to put your regular dental checkup and cleaning at the top of your spring to-do list. People often think that brushing and flossing renders regular dental cleanings… Continue reading

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