To all patients, families and friends: You are invited to our pool party! As a show of appreciation for all our patients and their families, we are hosting a pool party at the Watertown Aquatic Center on July 14th, 2015, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. The pool party is free, and all are welcome: patients, friends and family. There will be pool games, like a … [Read more...] about Come join us at the Area Dental Clinic pool party!
Do you view brushing your teeth as a mindless task? It may be time to rethink the “mindless” strategy behind caring for those pearly whites. Not thinking about brushing your teeth can lead to common brushing mistakes---and some pretty significant ones that can impact your oral health. And since oral health is connected to your overall health, that … [Read more...] about 7 Common Brushing Mistakes You’re Making
Whether you call it soda, pop or coke, soft drinks are all the rage. You can find soda at parties, in machines, on grocery store shelves and at the check-out in gas stations. Unfortunately, you can also find the effects of high soda consumption around you as well. One of these effects, the connection between soda and cavities is also one of the … [Read more...] about What is the connection between soda (pop) and cavities?
We previously wrote a blog post about helping your kids learn (and like!) to brush their teeth, but what about enjoying dentist visits? After all, the American Dental Association recommends kids see the dentist by their first birthday, followed by regular biannual appointments. So how can you help your kids overcome their fears, and enjoy a … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Love (and not fear!) the Dentist
Do you red, swollen gums? Are your gums bleeding while brushing or flossing? Do you bad breath you can’t shake? Sores in your mouth? A receding gum line? Time to visit your dentist. Any of these symptoms can be linked to gum disease, also called periodontal disease, an inflammation of the gums that hold your teeth in place. The mild form of gum … [Read more...] about What is gum disease? How is gum disease treated?
Why should I brush my teeth? Floss? Visit the dentist? When our lives get hectic, or when the bills start accumulating, these daily tasks can seem like a pain. Taking the time to floss is just one more thing you don’t have time to do, much less take the time to visit the dentist. And yet it seems like new studies are coming out every day linking … [Read more...] about Why should I take care of my teeth? Link between Oral & Overall Health
Often, our kids are a case of the extremes when it comes to establishing good, solid brushing habits: they either leave toothpaste all over the bathroom from goofing around (how did they get toothpaste there???) or they’re screaming in protest at the mere thought of a toothbrush. A child with good brushing habits is somewhere in the middle, taking … [Read more...] about How to Teach Your Kids to Brush their Teeth (and like it!)