You wash your hands regularly, keep your home clean, and are careful about how much contact you have with people who are sniffling and sneezing. Despite your best efforts, however, you may find yourself lounging on the sofa with a box of tissues at your side and some cold and flu medicine in your system. If you fall victim to a seasonal illness this year, it is important that take steps to ensure that your downtime doesn’t damage your smile. Here are a few friendly preventive oral care tips from your dentist.
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November 8, 2018
October 16, 2018
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time for your dentist to share some helpful tips on handling the load of candy that will be coming into your home. While you don’t have to completely eliminate the candy from your child’s diet, there are some steps you can take to help minimize the damage that sugar can cause. Here’s what you should know about managing your child’s Halloween haul.
October 5, 2018
With the end of the year and the holidays fast approaching, it’s likely that the last thing on your mind is your dentist. However, this is actually the perfect time of year to contact your dental provider and make sure that you’ve scheduled all of your preventive appointments for the year and schedule any outstanding treatment you may have. Why? So you can make the most of your dental benefit dollars before they’re gone. Here’s what you should know about dental insurance.
September 7, 2018
For many people, wisdom tooth removal is the first surgery they ever undergo. Some people even consider the procedure to be a rite of passage into adulthood. But is it even really necessary to get your wisdom teeth removed? If it is necessary, what can you expect during and after your treatment? Let’s talk about these important questions.
September 1, 2018
Did you know that a single mouth can be home to over 6 billion different bacteria? Even after thorough brushing and flossing there is still bacteria in your mouth. Good thing we have the strongest part of our body, enamel, to protect our teeth from these harmful germs. Your enamel is more important than you think, and so is properly caring for it. Read on to hear what a trusted dentist has to say about your tooth’s enamel and how to protect it.
August 4, 2018
Gum health is just as important to your smile as healthy teeth. In fact, gums are the foundation of good oral health! Aside from the obvious ways to improve your gums (brushing, flossing and routine checkups with a dentist), there’s one more thing you can do that might surprise you: add certain foods to your diet. In this blog, you’ll learn about 6 of the best foods you can eat to reduce the inflammation in your gums. You’ll also be glad to know that they’ll contribute to your overall health as well. Talk about a win-win situation!
July 16, 2018
Labor Day is right around the corner, which means school will soon be back in session. When you are putting together your back-to-school list this year, scheduling a dental appointment for your child may not automatically come to mind. However, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children ages 6 to 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So, in addition to buying new pencils, folders and crayons, be sure to have your son or daughter’s teeth examined by a dentist this summer. As this blog post will explain, a healthy mouth not only leads to happy smiles but can contribute to good grades as well.
June 25, 2018
The summer months are a wonderful time to get outdoors and be active. Whether you are just tossing the football around or playing in an organized league, it’s tempting to refresh and rehydrate with an energy or sports drink after working up a sweat. As helpful as these may be for electrolyte levels, the excess sugar is likely throwing the pH level of your saliva out of whack. That can have serious implications for your oral health — more than you might think.
June 5, 2018
Your dentist knows you’re already incredibly busy juggling family duties on top of your work schedule. However, did you know that by visiting a family dentist, you can get multiple family members’ routine visits done at the same time, as well as numerous other treatments, without needing to visit another practice? With summer still in full swing, there’s no better time than now to get it done.
The next time you, your spouse, and your child needs an exam and cleaning, consider how a family dentist can simplify the process!
May 1, 2018
Most dentists are good people who want to make their patients feel comfortable and valued, but let’s face it — they’re not always willing to go the extra mile to make that happen. Here at Compassionate Dental Care, we like to think that the name of our practice tells you exactly what to expect when you come into our office. You are our top priority, and we’ll always do everything we can to convince you that we are the best dentist in Lake in the Hills. If you’ve never visited us before, here is a brief preview of what you can expect at your first appointment.