Dental Tips

Are Back-To-School Dental Checkups Really Necessary?

»Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Blog, Children, Dental Tips | 0 comments

Dear Dr. Merchant, Summer is winding down and back-to-school is ramping up. With all the items on my to do list, is it really necessary add a back-to-school dental check up to my growing list of duties? Signed,  Busy Parent   Dear Busy, In a word, YES! Number two pencils and a sturdy backpack aren’t the only things your child needs to start the school year off right. A back-to-school dental check up is just as important as a child’s well check at the pediatrician for many reasons. Your child’s overall oral health can have a significant impact on his/her performance at school, and the last thing a busy family needs is to take time away from school to treat issues that could have been prevented. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends these...

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4 Reasons Why Your Teeth Hate You

»Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Blog, Dental Tips | 0 comments

Our teeth are responsible for allowing us to chew properly, speak clearly, and smile beautifully. But these miniature bones are often neglected, only to be thought about during bi-annual dental appointments.  However, your teeth could secretly be resenting you. Sensitive teeth have the ability to ruin your whole day, and any good dentist will tell you that tooth sensitivity is extremely preventable. So keep an eye out for the following signs your teeth need some tender loving care. Tooth grinding The biggest problem with tooth grinding is that you may not know you are even doing it! Usually, teeth grinding happens when you’re asleep, and it’s common to wake up with jaw pain or a headache if you are grinding. However, whether it happens at night or...

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