When patients visit the office for a routine hygiene examination, the biggest concern is always tooth decay and if cavities need to be treated. This is especially true of our very young patients who may have never experienced a cavity or gotten a filling. Cavities form when the dental enamel, the outer covering of the tooth, becomes damaged from decay. This can be caused for a variety of reasons and is easily treatable. However, there is a treatment that is beneficial in preventing cavities from developing. Read on to learn more about this simple, yet effective treatment.
We love when patients ask us questions about how to improve their family’s oral health. One question we are frequently asked is about fluoride. You’ve probably heard the term used many times in conjunction with a discussion about teeth and oral health, but do you know what fluoride is and why it is used? Fluoride is a mineral that is found in many water sources such as lakes, rivers, and surprisingly enough, the ocean. We know that many patients are concerned about the appropriate levels of fluoride and the best way to use it. This month, Dr. Brown focuses on all this and more in his vlog, “Dr. Brown Speaks the Tooth.” Click here to watch the video and learn more about ways to use fluoride to benefit your oral health.
We have a number of adult patients who are nervous about visiting the dentist, so it is no small wonder that children can feel overwhelmed and anxious when it is time to visit our office. We take pride in creating a welcoming environment full of fun and laughter. We want to help our patients of every age establish good oral habits that will last a lifetime. We especially love to help our young patients maintain healthy smiles into adulthood. If you have a child or young loved one who is due for their first dental visit, we would love to welcome them to our dental family. We have created some tips to help ease their nerves, with ways to prepare them before their first visit. Read on to learn more.
February is Children’s Dental Health Month – a month dedicated to the awareness and promotion of healthy hygiene habits in children. At Brown and Gettings, DDS, we routinely promote the importance of oral and overall health, so it is important to us that children follow those same guidelines.