Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health



February 28th, 2017
Eating Disorders and Oral Health

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) recognizes this week as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  More than 10 million Americans currently are affected by serious eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Read more about how eating disorders affect our oral health.   Our mouths are connected… Read more »

February 14th, 2017
Ask Hygienist Leah: How do I get my kid to brush?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS “With our busy schedule, my wife and I struggle to get our 4-year-old to brush her teeth in the morning. We usually end up doing a really quick job on the way out the door, which I’m sure leaves lots of sugar bugs behind. Do you have any tips for… Read more »

February 13th, 2017
Sealants and Fluoride: What’s the difference, and why does my kid need them?
February 7th, 2017
Why do we lose our teeth?

It’s a rite of passage that every child goes through – losing their baby (also known as milk, deciduous or primary) teeth. The thought of pulling out pieces of our mouth can be a scary one for a child or even an adult to think about – but what can help the shock is understanding… Read more »

February 7th, 2017
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month!
January 26th, 2017
Lose your toothbrush? Here’s 7 ways to clean your teeth in a pinch.

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Nothing replaces proper brushing and flossing. But if you find yourself in a pinch with the need to scrub your chompers, here are 7 ways to do it sans toothbrush: 1. Find a soft cloth or paper towel The cloth or towel’s texture will help remove plaque and bacteria from your… Read more »