Why You Should Never Go to Bed Without Brushing Your Teeth: Part 2 of 2

Have you read our last blog? Well, this is the continuation of it! Before, we discussed the importance of your enamel and how the waste from leftover bacteria can break it down. We can understand the need to go to sleep after a long day instead of taking the extra effort to brush before bed, but doing so can cause irrevocable harm to your teeth’s health, leading to the need for emergency dentistry in Bala Cynwyd, PA. We don’t want that!

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Why You Should Never Go to Bed Without Brushing Your Teeth Part 1 of 2

We’ve all been here, it’s true. Sometimes it is way easier to crawl under the covers and sleep instead of trudge alllll the way to the bathroom just for an elbow work out. Believe us, we are well aware. It takes effort to do, especially in a half-conscious state. Still, it is just as essential as those ten extra minutes you would have had sleeping!

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Preparing Your Little One for a Trip to the Dentist

As a parent, you want the best for your child, whether it’s the best education, the best nutrition, or the best medical care. It goes without saying that you also want the best for your child’s dental health. That’s why you start practicing good dental care habits early. You practice brushing with a soft toothbrush and gentle, fluoride-free children’s toothpaste. You even practice flossing with colorful kid’s flossers. The next step in ensuring the lifelong health of your child’s smile includes scheduling her first visit with a qualified family dentist. While a trip to the dentist might seem like a fun prospect for some children, others might feel some anxiety about this new experience. You can help your little one feel confident about visiting the dentist by taking a few simple steps.

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Early Childhood Dental Health, Part 2

Last month was National Children’s Dental Health Month. In a previous blog about children’s dental health, we discussed the importance of dental health during the teething phase; today’s blog will continue a discussion of children’s oral health, including their first visit to Wynnewood Dental Arts.

Providing Exceptional Dental Care for Children

Because we know that parents of toddlers in Wynnewood have options for their children’s dental health, we provide exceptional dental services that cater directly to children and families. Our dental office is prepared to help your child feel welcome, comfortable, and enthusiastic about visiting Dr. DeFinnis.
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Early Dental Care in Wynnewood

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and Pennsylvania family dentist Dr. Thomas DeFinnis has a lot of experience caring for little smiles. Read on to find out more about your child’s dental care at Wynnewood Dental Arts.

Teething

Your child’s dental care begins before he or she is even born, so it’s imperative that you maintain healthy dental habits and receive proper dental care prior to and during your pregnancy.

After your baby is born, the first big development in his or her dental care is the teething process. During this stage, which begins when the first tooth erupts anywhere between the ages of 6 months and 1 year, your baby’s gums will be sore, tender, and irritable. To soothe your baby’s discomfort, gently rub the sore gums with a clean finger, the back of a cold spoon, a cold, wet washcloth, or a teething ring.Read More

Mouthwash: Good or Bad?

At your local store, mouthwashes seem to be gradually taking up more shelf space. Like many items these days, the choices are growing in numbers. You can get mouthwash strong in antiseptic quality because of its alcohol content, you can get some that will temporarily cure bad breath, or you can select something in between; and they all come in a variety of flavors. Despite the smorgasbord and availability of oral rinses, the question still remains as to whether or not they are good or bad for your oral health.

Is Mouthwash Bad?

It’s been debated that alcohol-containing mouthwash increases oral cancer risk. There have been some studies that support this stance. Dating back as early as 2003, however, the Journal of the American Dental Association published that mouthwash doesn’t increase risk of oral cancer, according to the majority of studies they surveyed.

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Playing the Odds Against Tooth Decay

In the business of trying to prevent tooth decay, there are no guarantees. The statistics look grim: 75 percent of the U.S. population has some form of periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to extreme decay and tooth loss. Nevertheless, there are some simple things you can do to play against the odds of developing tooth decay, a major contributor to the onset of gum disease.

People who drink 3 or more sugary sodas daily have 62 percent more dental decay, fillings, and tooth loss than those who limit their intake of soda and other sugar-loaded beverages. By eliminating just one soda per day, you lower your risk of developing dental problems. If you cancel out all sugary sodas, you greatly reduce your chances of decay. In fact, water serves as a cleanser and pH balancer for your mouth, which helps to fight against gum disease.

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What to Expect When Your Child Teethes

Teething can be frustrating for parents and children. As a parent, you should know exactly what to expect and how to comfort your little one while going through this important phase of life.

Usually, the first teeth erupt between the ages of 6 to 12 months. The two bottom, front teeth typically arrive first. These are known as the central incisors. The four front. upper teeth come in about four to eight weeks later.

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