Archive for September, 2012

Teaching Toddlers to Brush Their Teeth

Parents know how important it is for children to start brushing their teeth at an early age, but how do you go about teaching a toddler to brush their teeth?  Dentists recommend one of the best methods for teaching toddlers to brush their teeth is by modeling good dental hygiene.  By creating a fun atmosphere […]

New Discovery Related to Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is the inflammation and infection that destroys the tissues that support the teeth, which includes the gums, the periodontal ligaments, and the tooth sockets.  Gingivitis, a form of periodontal disease, is caused by the effects of plaque deposits on your teeth.  The traditional method of dealing with periodontal disease is to prevent plaque […]

Coconut Oil Could Combat Tooth Decay

In the future, one natural antibiotic may be added to commercial dental care products to prevent tooth decay.  This natural antibiotic is enzyme-modified coconut oil. Scientists from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland recently presented their study on the antibacterial action of coconut oil at the Society for General Microbiology’s Autumn Conference at the […]

New School Year, New Healthier Lunches

This year, there is something new at our nation’s public schools.  According to the ADA –the American Dental Association – and other nutrition advocates, this something new is healthier meals.  School lunch trays will now have more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and less salt and unhealthy foods because of updated school meal standards created […]

Computer Imaging for Dental Crowns

Before you spend money on restorative and cosmetic procedures such as dental crowns,  wouldn’t it be great if you could actually see how you will look once the work is completed?  With modern technology, you actually can! Many cosmetic dentists today offer a new technology called computer imaging, which allows them to create before and […]