Proper Brushing Techniques

The Right and Wrong Way to Brush Your Teeth
Did you know there’s a right way and a wrong way to brush your teeth? Proper brushing techniques are important to maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout your lifetime. Infrequent or improper tooth brushing methods can lead to cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA) and your friends at Peace Haven Family Dentistry, you should follow this dental care regimen for a healthy mouth and smile.
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Your Tongue and Oral Health

You may not think about your tongue and oral health very often, but it can be an early indicator of other issues. The shape, color, bumps, patches, and other characteristics of your tongue is your body trying to communicate a problem to you. Here are a few things you need to pay attention to.
White Patches on Your Tongue
White patches on your tongue can indicate a fungal infection, lichen planus (an immune system response) or leukoplakia, which is linked to cancer. […]

Can Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Teeth?

When we think of allergies, we think of the sneezing, coughing, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, sinus pressure, and itchy or watery eyes. But can seasonal allergies affect your teeth too? The answer is YES.
Allergies hit hardest in spring and fall. During the spring season, flowers, trees, and grasses are blooming. And during fall, a combination of falling leaves and mold can create allergens in the air. Other allergy factors can include warm, humid weather when the air is […]

Osteoporosis and Dental Health

What You Need to Know to Maintain Your Oral Health
By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than half of those over age 50 will suffer with some form of osteoporosis. And about one in three women over 50 will experience bone fractures due to osteoporosis. When considering osteoporosis, most people think about the spine “shrinking” or bones becoming brittle. But there is also a direct relationship between osteoporosis and dental health.
At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we want […]

Dental Habits You Should Never Skip

You only get one set of adult teeth. And each tooth comes with a natural, protective enamel coating. Once this coating erodes, it cannot ‘grow’ back. At Peacehaven Family Dentistry, we’re on your team to help you care for your teeth the best way possible. We’ve created this quick list of three dental habits that you should never skip—no matter what.
Essential Dental Habit #1: Brushing Your Teeth Every Night
Maybe you fall asleep on the couch, then you wake up and […]

Dental Emergencies: Everything You Need to Know Today

Which Dental Emergencies Require a Dental Visit?

Accidents happen. You get injured participating in sports. You bite down on something hard and crack your tooth. Or you just wake up with tooth pain. Some situations require immediate attention from your dentist. And other issues may be resolved on your own with minor care. Let’s look at some dental emergencies and how you should handle them.
Lost or Knocked-Out Tooth
A permanent or adult tooth that’s fallen out requires immediate dental attention. The most […]

How to Find a Dentist You Like

Plus Important Questions to Ask Before Your First Visit
Whether you’ve moved to a new area or you’re not pleased with your current dentist or dental care, it can be stressful and challenging to search for a new dentist provider. In this article, we want to help you avoid the headaches of a dentist search and show you how to find a dentist you like.
1. Decide what you are looking for in a dentist.
Everyone is different and may have different […]

Should You Skip Your Dental Visit?

What Happens If You Skip Your Dental Visit?
It’s time for your semi-annual dental visit again. But you’re so busy! How can you find the time? Or maybe you’d rather avoid going to the dentist altogether. Your teeth are fine. You’re not experiencing any pain or discomfort. So, you can stretch the time between visits, right?
Well, you’d be taking a big risk. Peace Haven Family Dentistry—and the American Dental Association (ADA)—recommends scheduling a dental visit every six months, no matter your […]

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Your baby’s teeth have started erupting through their gums. You’ve consulted your pediatrician with any teething questions and issues. You know you need to take your child to the dentist at some point. But when should you schedule his/her first dental visit?
When to Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Visit
At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we recommend scheduling your child’s first dental visit between six months old and one year of age. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child’s […]

Is My Baby Teething?

Just when you think you’ve adjusted to your new baby… you’ve found the right diapers and the right feeding schedule, you’ve solved any digestive issues. And then the tears start again. So, you might be wondering, Is my baby teething?
When Do Babies Start Teething?
Those first pearly whites begin erupting anywhere between four–seven months or up to one year old. Sometimes baby teeth can erupt much later, but that’s usually not cause for alarm. However, if there is no sign of […]

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