Is Your Child Breathing Well at Night?
Why is a dentist asking you that question? There are several reasons a dentist could be the first one to notice if your child has an airway problem. Despite the distinct separation between medicine and dentistry with things like education and insurance, they are totally intertwined. The mouth is an important part of your body. Problems in the mouth affect the entire[…]
Don’t Let Pumpkin Spice Lattes Give You a Jack-O’-Lantern Smile!
Fall is here! The cooler temperatures bring much enthusiasm for scarves, football, and all things pumpkin. The anticipation and excitement for Pumpkin Spice Latte season for adults is like that of Christmas for children. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are a fun fall treat, but they should be enjoyed with caution. They could lead to a bad report at your next dental[…]
What’s In Your Toothpaste?
Never before have we had access to more types of oral hygiene products than right now. Our stores are filled with many different brands claiming various advantages over the others. Different stores have different selections. Add to that the brands and types of toothpastes available on the internet, and the possibilities are almost endless! When choosing a toothpaste, it helps[…]
CariFree Anti-Cavity Products Now at Designer Smiles
Dr. Ann and Dr. Lauren take more hours of continuing education than most dentists in the world. Their commitment to lifelong learning is for your benefit. They believe that by staying current on the latest technological advancements, the newest dental materials, and the best dental products, they can provide their patients with the very best dental care. Despite all of[…]
Therapy Dogs at the Dentist?
Last week, our blog highlighted one of the treatment options for our extremely fearful or anxious patients: IV sedation. This new option at Designer Smiles allows a patient to sleep throughout their entire appointment, missing any anxiety-inducing sights and sounds. This week, our blog highlights another special offering at Designer Smiles for anxious patients: our very own therapy dog. What[…]
Terrified of the Dentist? IV Sedation is the Answer!
At Designer Smiles, we know that many people are so afraid of the dentist that they can’t sleep the night before a visit. Some people avoid the dentist altogether. Extreme fear and anxiety about dental work keeps many people away from the dentist. This can lead to extensive dental problems over time because they are not caught early enough for[…]
Be Careful, College Kids!
This is the time of year when many students leave their parents’ homes and head off to college. Being on their own for the first time is exciting and also a little bit scary. They meet new people, make new friends, and learn new things. They also set new routines and create new habits, not all of which are necessarily[…]
Start the New School Year with a Smile!
Summer is supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation, but we know that for most moms, it rarely is. Before the kids go back to school, life is pretty insane with meet-the-teachers, last minute shopping, and “How did your feet grow so much in just three months?” Now that those precious little ones are occupied from 8:00am to[…]
Dental Benefits of Fluoride Toothpastes and Treatments
In this day and age of information, trends spread like wildfire. The platforms of social media and blogs allow rapid mass sharing of information and misinformation alike. There are some health topics that even licensed healthcare professionals disagree on. It is frustrating for patients seeking information to find differing opinions among their doctors. Even more frustrating is the appearance of[…]
Breastfeeding and Teeth: What You Need to Know
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month! Studies have shown that breastfeeding reduces an infant’s risk for many health problems like asthma, obesity, and SIDS. Whether or not to nurse a baby is a personal decision for each new mother. If you choose to breastfeed your baby, there are important things to know about how it can affect your teeth and[…]