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Don't Underestimate the Importance of Your Oral Health During Pregnancy
Posted on 9/24/2018 by Tigard Family Dental
Receiving regularTigard family dental careplays an important role in protecting your oral health now and into the future. While regular exams and cleanings can help to protect your teeth and gums from the effects of tooth decay and gum disease, changes can happen to your body during pregnancy that could make receiving dental care even more important. Pregnancy causes a lot of change to occur within the body, some being a little more obvious than others. While pregnant, it's vital that patients take good care of themselves by eating a balanced diet, getting enough rest, and taking their prenatal vitamins. When focusing on the best habits that help protect the development of a baby, it's important to pay enough attention to taking care of your oral health. Due to the constant... Read more...
Study Finds Toddlers Consuming More Sugar Than What's Recommended for Adults
Posted on 6/25/2018 by Tigard Family Dental
You don't need to be afamily dentist in Tigardto know the risk consuming too much sugar presents to the long-term health of teeth. While many of us heard as kids that eating sugar would rot our teeth, that's only part of the story. Plaque, a sticky biofilm made mostly of germs, uses the sugars we consume to produce acids that slowly erode tooth enamel. The more sugar we consume the more damage plaque does to the health of our teeth. This is why many people associate eating sugar with cavities. While consuming too much sugar is bad enough for adults, it's especially damaging for kids whose oral health is still in development. Roughly 42 percent of kids between the ages of 2 to 11 have develop cavities in their primary, or baby, teeth, which helps to establish a poor base for... Read more...
The Worst and Best Halloween Candy for Kids' Teeth
Posted on 10/16/2017 by Tigard Family Dental
It's that time of year again where doorsteps throughout the neighborhood are visited by tiny vampires, goblins, and ghouls. This Halloween, as you go from door-to-door with your little one, yourkids' dentist in Tigard, Tigard Family Dental would like to let you know what candy really is the worst and best for your children's teeth. Know that no candy is great for oral health, but some are definitely better than others. Here is what to watch out for as your children get their treats this year. Sticky And Gooey Is The Worst One of the biggest things to watch out for is any candy or sweets that stays on the teeth for a long time. That's why sticky and gooey candies are some of the worse offenders, as these types can get stuck between teeth and can cover the surfaces... Read more...
Study Finds Wine Harmful To Our Oral Health
Posted on 8/25/2017 by Tigard Family Dental
At our Tigard family dentistry, we can appreciate how good a nice cold glass of white wine or rose may taste during this unusually warm and smokey Oregon summer. That's why the results of a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide has use a little bummed. In the study, researchers found evidence that the acid in white wine and rose can make teeth more susceptible to enamel erosion within several minutes after drinking the beverage. While this may come as a slight inconvenience to those of us who only enjoy the occasional glass of white wine, for many within Oregon's wine industry this could be far more problematic. In fact, this discovery has further prompted calls for individuals working professionally as tasters within the wine industry to take... Read more...
Summer Vacation is No Reason for Kids to Break From Good Oral Hygiene
Posted on 7/25/2017 by Tigard Family Dental
While your Tigard family dentist hopes that all of our school-aged patients at Tigard Family Dental have a fun and relaxing summer vacation, it's important that kids still practice quality oral hygiene between trips to the beach or while at summer camp. Remembering to practice good brushing and flossing habits becomes slightly more difficult during the summer versus during the school year when things are a little more regimented. Kids fall into a routine of getting up, eating breakfast, brushing before school, and then again before heading off to bed. Since bedtimes and schedules become a little more fluid during the summer months, kids can easily find themselves forgetting to brush when caught up in all of the fun. Unfortunately, summer break doesn't offer a convenient time... Read more...
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