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
When most people in Portland think of “orthodontists” and “orthodontics,” they immediately think of braces. However, orthodontics is a much broader specialty of dentistry that focuses on cranial and jaw growth, as well as the alignment of teeth. The term used to describe this area of orthodo
Portland kids and teens are so busy these days with school, sports, and social activities that it’s super important they get nutritious foods to keep them charging ahead. However, getting them to eat the right foods seems to always be a difficult battle. Throwing braces into this equation can make
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
Fact Vs. Fiction on Teeth Whitening Coconut oil is delicious when used to sauté vegetables. But do you want to swish it around in your mouth for 20 minutes? That’s just one of the many natural teeth whitening methods people ascribe to around the world. Some people believe this technique, also cal
You brush your teeth constantly, you never chew gum and you drink diet soda instead of regular. You may think all those things are protecting your teeth. But you’re wrong. As it turns out, many things that people consider healthy behavior are anything but healthy when it comes to their teeth.
Children thrive on structure. Giving them regular nighttime routines, waking them up at the same time each morning and eating meals together each day helps them feel secure. They love knowing what to expect, and they become accustomed to fulfilling your expectations, too. In fact, researchers with R