Posts Tagged: healthy habits



June 15th, 2017
Maintaining your kids’ oral health routine during the summer

School is just getting out, and kids are back at home, adjusting to a new, class-free schedule. Routine changes can be difficult, even disruptive for children – help them keep their oral health routines in order with these three easy tips:     Bedtimes – and waking times! – can get pretty flexible in the… 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 11th, 2017
What would you do if your teeth never stopped growing?

A chat with the Easter Bunny about bunny teeth By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS   Have you ever wondered how animals take care of their teeth? As spring begins to take root, I sat down to chat with the Easter Bunny to learn how she keeps her teeth healthy throughout the year. Did you know… Read more »

March 29th, 2017
Individual and Family Insurance: How it works, and why you might need it

You brush twice a day, floss regularly, and your teeth don’t hurt – why would you need dental insurance? Several reasons, actually. The only way to know if your teeth – and mouth – are healthy is by checking in with your dentist regularly. Normal checkups often result in catching issues in your mouth before… Read more »

March 24th, 2017
Oral Health and Overall Health: The Connection

Did you know more than 120 medical conditions can be detected by signs and symptoms in the mouth? The health of our teeth, gums and mouth are all connected to the health of the rest of our bodies. Dentists cand catch oral health problems early, before they potentially become painful or costly – and they… Read more »

March 14th, 2017
Ask Hygienist Leah: Good behavior at the dental office

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS “My daughter just turned 3 and her first dental appointment is coming up in a few weeks. I had bad dental experiences when I was growing up and always hated seeing the dentist. How do I make sure my daughter has better luck than I did?” First, congratulations! A child’s… Read more »