Showing posts from October, 2018

Dental Tips For a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is upon us, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but it’s important to have a plan!

Here's how you can help your family stay "mouth healthy" on Halloween and year-round.
Time It RightEat Halloween candy (and other sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles.
Stay Away from Sweet SnacksSnacking can increase your risk of cavities, and it’s double the trouble if you keep grabbing sugary treats from the candy bowl. Snacking on candy throughout the day is not ideal for your dental health or diet.
Choose Candy CarefullyAvoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. Aside from how …

Dental Care During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you do everything you can to help prepare for a healthy baby. Maintaining good oral hygiene while you’re pregnant is an important part of your overall health. Many expecting women have questions like “Can I go to the dentist when pregnant?” and “Are my teeth affected during pregnancy?” 

Dental Care & Pregnancy
According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, dental health is an important part of overall health during pregnancy and throughout your lifespan. Be assured that the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral conditions are safe during pregnancy. Should you have to have a dental procedure completed while you’re pregnant, local anesthesia (lidocaine with and without epinephrine) is also safe while you’re pregnant. 

X-Rays & Pregnancy
According to the American Dental Association (ADA) current guidelines say that it is more risky for a pregnant woman to postpone dental treatment than to have treatment completed, and the best way for …