Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health



May 16th, 2017
A Guide to Toothbrushes

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS So you’ve made your way into the oral care aisle at your favorite store when you’re bombarded with what seems like millions of choices in toothbrushes. Which is the right brush for you? How about for your kids? Some ideas to keep in mind when selecting your next brush: Manual… Read more »

May 8th, 2017
What to Expect for Your Oral Health When You’re Expecting

May is a celebration of moms in more ways than one—in addition to Mother’s Day, it’s also Pregnancy Awareness Month. At first glance, it may not seem like oral health has much to do with pregnancy, but it’s actually a critical part of it. A mother’s oral health can be correlated with the baby’s overall… Read more »

May 4th, 2017
Spring Cleaning for Your Bathroom

Feeling the urge to scour your baseboards with Q-tips® and purge your fridge of leftovers? It must be spring. When your spring-cleaning fever hits the bathroom, be sure to pay attention to more than just soap scum. By adding a few oral health items to your checklist, your smile will stay as fresh and clean… Read more »

May 1st, 2017
Bye-bye binky: Graduating from the pacifier

The pacifier is a parent’s best friend, but can also wind up being a nightmare. While it’s great for calming upset babies—and helping tired parents get a little sleep—some kids have a hard time giving pacifiers up when they get older, which can be a problem for developing teeth. Using pacifiers for the first year… Read more »

April 26th, 2017
Alzheimer’s Disease and Oral Health

Good oral health is a crucial part of overall health and well-being for all people, including those with Alzheimer’s Disease. Good oral health also makes eating and digesting food easier, which improves a person’s quality of life. However, Alzheimer’s can complicate oral health routines, which sometimes leads to dental problems. If you or someone you… Read more »

April 26th, 2017
Ask Hygienist Leah – Easing Dental Anxiety in Adults

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS “I’m ashamed to admit it, but I get really nervous before a dental appointment. So much so, that I often put off seeing my dentist and hygienist until I have a problem with one of my teeth. Help!” I wrote a blog a couple of weeks ago about good behavior… Read more »