Dental Care Basics for Infants and Toddlers

Dental Care Basics for Infants and Toddlers

There’s so much to consider when you are pregnant or have very young children. Doctor checkups, growth charts, and developmental milestones become a part of your daily life. One aspect of your baby’s health that can sometimes get overlooked is dental health. When should dental care for your child begin?

Dental Care Begins Before Your Baby is Born

Many parents believe that proper dental care doesn’t begin until the baby teeth begin to fall out and permanent teeth start to appear. But your baby’s teeth begin to form before birth, during your pregnancy.

During pregnancy, regular dental visits for the mother-to-be are equally important. Be sure to eat … Read the rest

Pregnancy and Dental Health

Pregnancy and Dental Health: What You Need to Know

Welcoming a new child into your family is an exciting and busy part of life. Mothers-to-be have so much to think about, and sometimes things like dental care get overlooked in the chaos that major life changes can bring.

The hormones that affect your body during pregnancy can affect your mouth as well, and it’s important to continue with your cleaning routine, see your dentist regularly, and take care of any issues that might arise. We’ve outlined ways the next nine months might affect your dental health, and what you can do to maintain a healthy smile.Read the rest

What Your Teeth Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

What Your Teeth Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

Dental care is no longer simply about cavities, teeth whitening, or gum disease. A growing body of evidence suggests that your teeth and overall health are tied together in many ways. The health of your mouth is a strong indicator of the overall health and wellness of the rest of your body.

You probably look at your smile in the mirror daily, but when was the last time you took a long, careful look at them? Here are some things to look out for in your teeth that indicate there may be another problem somewhere else in your body.

Bleeding or Red Gums Indicate Inflammation Problems

Do your gums bleed … Read the rest

Your Dentist in Clearwater FL on Why Oral Hygiene and Dental Health are Important

It’s easy to think of good dental health as mainly contributing to good oral hygiene. But Clearwater dentist, Dr. Jergins, agrees with the late Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, who said, “You’re not healthy without good oral health.”

Here are 3 Reasons Why You Want Good Oral Health

(The Journal of the American Dental Association gave these three reasons in its March issue.)

1. Good Oral Health Reduces Overall Medical Care Costs

Money

If you take care of your teeth — get regular teeth cleanings, visit your dentist regularly for checkups, don’t put off dental maintenance — you have a better chance of staying healthy overall. Bad oral health … Read the rest

Happy New Year!!! Set Dental Health Goals Too

 Dental Health Goals to set and keep

It’s a new year so start the year off on the right foot with some dental health goals, too.

Do you set financial, spiritual, educational, social, career, personal, health, and dental goals? Make it a point to keep your preventative exam and preventative cleaning appointments so the best dentists and best dental hygienists can do the periodontal disease screening and the oral cancer screening. Our motto is always that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Even if you feel you already have pounds to cure, know that others have felt the same way. You are not alone. We here … Read the rest

Dr. Brayer volunteers again

Dr. Brayer Volunteers at Gulf Coast Dental Outreach

Dr. Brayer Volunteers with GCDODr. Brayer volunteers a couple of times a year with Gulf Coast Dental Outreach, GCDO. She provides free dental services to patients who qualify financially. This specific patient values his dental health so much that he rides his bike up to Dunedin from St. Pete beach to get the work done at the extremely discounted rate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most visits are just $25 no matter what is done that day. The clinic is only opened on Fridays since the office is a normal general practice Monday through Thursday. This is a wonderful service to our community. From Read the rest

National Dental Hygiene Month and sugar free Orbit gum

It is National Dental Hygiene month and Wrigley is sponsoring the American Dental Hygienists’ Association in helping dental hygienists in promoting oral and systemic health. Here is one article about the research behind chewing sugar free Orbit gum. pH_curve_orbitIndependent research supported by Wrigley funding has continued to have an impact on the oral care arena for nearly 80 years. Through a fellowship with Northwestern University in the United States in the 1930s, researchers discovered the dental health benefits of chewing sugarfree gum and continued to explore that relationship in the following decades. In the 1980s, groundbreaking research proved that chewing sugarfree gum helps stimulate saliva production, a key … Read the rest

Oral Health and Prevention Explained

Creating Smiles Dental explains prevention

Prevention is a big buzz word. But do you know exactly what Dr. Brayer and her educated capable staff are helping you prevent? There are four dangers as discussed at last November’s Prevention Summit and they are as follows:

  1. Oral Cancer
  2. Periodontal Disease (gum disease)
  3. Caries (cavities or dental decay)
  4. Facial Injuries

You probably would have guessed cavities as one, and since gum disease is more common than the common cold, you may have been told you have it and therefore may have  guessed that one two. But did you know that Creating Smiles Dental can help prevent facial injuries and oral cancer too?  Oral … Read the rest

What to Look for when Choosing a Cosmetic Dental Practice

There is one thing that holds true no matter the country you live in; a fear of dentists, no matter their type, is deep within the majority of us, and there seems to be very little we can do about it. The mere thought of a masked individual sticking their hands in our mouths, with or without the high-pitched, spinning sound of a drill, is enough to make even the most courageous among us as squeamish as a baby.  So the attempt to search for a cosmetic dentist, even with the striking outcome we know awaits us, can be more dreary than looking for any other type of doctor.

Knowing … Read the rest

7 Steps For Keeping Teeth Healthy For A Lifetime

A smile can last a lifetime-if you take care of it. For that reason, it’s important for parents to instill good oral health habits in children as early as possible.

According to U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona’s “National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health” report, children lose more than 51 million school hours and adults lose more than 164 million work hours each year due to dental disease or dental visits. The nation’s total bill for dental services was estimated to be more than $70.1 billion in 2002.

“Oral health disease is making disturbing inroads into communities across the country,” Dr. Marsha Butler, Colgate-Palmolive’s Vice President, Global Oral … Read the rest

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