Oral Hygiene

Floss With Finesse: 5 Flossing Tips

»Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Oral Hygiene | 0 comments

      It may look like a simple piece of string, but dental floss is so much more! It’s a proven ally in maintaining healthy teeth and gums and helps give your overall health a boost. Do you floss daily? What techniques help you get the most out of your flossing experience, without injury to your gums Your Tumwater Dentist, Dr. Merchant has complied a checklist to see if your flossing habits are up-to-par with the standard your smile deserves.   The Flossing Dilemma   Statistics  http://www.statisticbrain.com/oral-hygiene-statistics/ reveal that only 50.5% of Americans follow the recommendation from the American Dental Association (ADA) to floss every day. Some 31 percent report flossing less than daily, and a whopping 18% say they...

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How Often Do I Need a Dental Exam and Cleaning?

»Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Dentistry, Oral Hygiene | 0 comments

How Often Do I Need a Dental Exam and Cleaning?

The idea of going to the dentist rarely elicits the same enthusiastic response as going out to your favorite restaurant or catching the premiere of a new blockbuster movie. In fact, going to the dentist often gets a bad rap—so much so that many will put off dental visits unless they absolutely have to. Does it really matter, though, how often your smile receives a dental exam and cleaning? What are the benefits of doing so on a regular basis? Dr. Merchant, your Olympia dentist, is here to share the answers!   How Often Should I Go? The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist for a dental exam and cleaning about every six months. This dental scheduling works well for the majority of people. However, the ADA states that the...

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Help Your Kids Start School With Healthy Smiles

»Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Blog, Children, Dentistry, Oral Hygiene | 0 comments

Summer vacation is the most fun time of year for most kids. Maybe it’s all about playing video games, staying up late, and snacking on junk food — things most kids love to do. Not to be neglected, however, are some faithful friends you desperately need long after the sun-soaked days of summer are over. Who are they? Your teeth! Taking Time for Oral Health Enjoying camping trips and toasting marshmallows with friends is what summer vacation is all about. But crawling into a sleeping bag without the usual teeth brushing and flossing can take its toll on your children’s teeth over time. The new school year is like a clean slate just waiting to be filled with good memories and opportunities for growth and adventure. That’s why we want to remind...

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