We’ve all been there. Someone leans over to say something, and we catch a whiff of something a little, ahem, unpleasant. Halitosis — commonly known as bad breath — is a pretty common occurrence for adults. One out of every four people struggles with bad breath. But a lot of people don̵
Most of the questions that we get from parents of pediatric dental patients in Portland focus predominantly on the teeth. However, the gum tissue around children’s teeth is just as important to take care of as the teeth themselves.
Tips for Brushing Baby and Toddler Teeth Helping your young ones at home brushing may be a challenge, but establishing good oral hygiene habits at a young age promotes long lasting benefits for your child’s oral and overall total body health. You may have heard the term “gumline brushing,” but
It takes a baby a few years to go from that adorable gummy smile to a mouth full of teeth. While the first tooth is a milestone and so cute to see, as a parent, you likely want to know when can you expect it to arrive and the others that follow. When Do Babies […]
Baby Teeth FAQs It’s natural for parents to have lots of questions about their baby’s teeth. Parents want to know what to expect, what’s normal, what’s a warning sign. Many of our parents are just plain curious! So here’s answers to many of the most common questio
Understanding Fluoride Fluoride is a substance that has unique health benefits in low doses, and is found in dental products in the US. Though there are minor side effects that may occur with higher levels of fluoride, we do not use or consume enough fluoride in our daily lives to cause any concern.
Whether you speak to your child’s dentist or a pediatrician, both will agree — good oral hygiene is essential for even the littlest patients. Although some believe healthy tooth habits begin during the toddler years, it’s never too early to start. In fact, the consensus among dental pr
Like buckling a seatbelt or looking both ways before crossing a street, teaching your child to brush their teeth is essential for their long-term health. Teaching children good toothbrushing habits matters. More than 40 percent of kids have cavities before they begin kindergarten, and tooth decay is
What is Silver Diamine Fluoride? Silver Diamine Fluoride, commonly referred to as SDF, is a topical medicament that can be applied to teeth in order to treat dental cavities for patients of all ages. For the first time ever, SDF effectively allows dentists to treat cavities in a way that avoids any
Fun Facts About Spit Let’s talk about spit. Yes, the stringy, squishy, clear stuff that comes out of your mouth when you’re sleeping or really hungry. People also call it “saliva.” You may not have given spit very much thought. You can make it in your mouth without really trying. You probabl