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September is World Alzheimer’s Month & October is Dental Hygiene Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month & October is Dental Hygiene Month! The health of your mouth is important at every stage of your life.  You and your oral health care team should be focused on a plan that is customized to you, taking into consideration your age, general health conditions and oral conditions. How well you perform your dental hygiene has a direct effect on the outcome of your oral health, how long you retain our teeth and how much you spend in both time [...]

By | 2018-09-15T18:10:03+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Children’s Dental Health

Focus on Children’s Dental Health Month Facts and Causes of Tooth Decay February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and we are focusing on educating parents and young patients on the importance of children’s oral health care. Tooth decay is more common in children than any other chronic childhood disease. It is: five times more common than asthma, twenty times more common than diabetes, and four times more common than early childhood obesity. Tooth decay can begin as soon as teeth begin to erupt through [...]

By | 2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

You think Halloween is scary…

You think Halloween is scary? Do the sugar math and weigh the health risks associated with the holiday Halloween is a popular October tradition for trick-or-treaters. What’s even more terrifying than the creepy costumes and decorations is the sugar content in these candies the children are bringing home. Did you know Americans consume far more added sugars than recommended? On average an adult consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugars daily (equaling 355 calories) when the American Heart Association recommends no more than 9 teaspoons. Kids [...]

By | 2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Effects of Tobacco Products on Your Oral Health

Nothing ruins a smile like tobacco. Kicking the habit now can improve your smile and health! Tobacco use still stands as the single largest preventable cause of death in US. Even with an increase in tobacco product costs, anti-tobacco media campaigns, and smoke-free laws for public places, there is still almost 20% of the American population using tobacco products. The amount of US citizens who have died prematurely from cigarette smoking is more than 10 times that of people who have died in wars fought [...]

By | 2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

How is Diabetes and Oral Health Linked?

Diabetes can affect your body from head to toe, including your mouth. It may seem unlikely, but uncontrolled blood sugar can have a negative effect leading to the development of gum disease or vice versa. Adults with diabetes are twice as likely to have problems with their teeth and gums as those without. Approximately one third of those with diabetes have severe periodontal disease. The link between diabetes and oral health: Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes can be triggered by chronic low grade inflammation [...]

By | 2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00 November 21st, 2014|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

In observance of National Dental Hygiene month we are focusing on helping educate our patients and raise the public awareness on the benefits of good oral hygiene. We’re also excited to celebrate National Dental Hygiene month as our opportunity to share with you the wonderful services, and education our devoted hygienists can provide to you and the community.  It’s the perfect time to recognize your hygienist for the contribution and quality care they provide! The American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) recognizes four major components of [...]

By | 2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

What Is Xylitol and How Can It Benefit Your Oral Health?

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that comes from many different plant materials.  It is a widely used sugar substitute and in many sugar free products. Unlike sugar it doesn’t break down and thus can help keep a neutral pH level in the mouth.  Tooth decay occurs when bacteria process the sugars we eat. Foods containing ordinary sugar, feed the bacteria in our mouths giving them energy to multiply and make acids.  These acids are what weaken and demineralize enamel on teeth beginning the process that [...]

By | 2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00 October 5th, 2014|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Learn How Bruxism Can Affect Your Oral Health The medical term for the habit of clenching and or grinding teeth is called Bruxism.  It can have many different side effects.  Patients with this habit may or may not be aware they are bruxing.  Some patients experience pain symptoms while others do not. Diagnosis: Your dentist is able to diagnosis bruxism by assessing your: Pattern of wear on teeth Muscle tenderness to palpation Pain symptoms   What causes bruxism? We are currently uncertain what causes bruxism [...]

By | 2014-09-12T07:16:10+00:00 September 12th, 2014|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

Oral Cancer Can Happen To Anyone, Does Your Dental Office Screen for Oral Cancer?

Tenino Family Dental makes oral cancer screening it a routine part of your dental exams. Screening is the number one best way to catch oral cancer at an early stage. Could you be at risk? Most of us are aware that tobacco and alcohol use are not the only causes or risks for developing oral cancer.  Studies show oral cancer is on the rise regardless of tobacco/alcohol use and it isn’t discriminating against anyone’s age, gender, or health.  In fact we are finding that the [...]

By | 2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Dentist Updates|0 Comments

Dry Mouth Syndrome: Affects it Can Have on Your Oral Health

Dry Mouth Syndrome: Affects it Can Have on Your Oral Health Saliva Helps Keep Your Mouth Healthy Our salivary glands are extremely important because they produce the saliva that helps keep our mouth comfortable and healthy. Over 10% of us suffer from dry mouth. It often affects the elderly and tends to occur more often in women than men. Saliva helps keep our mouth moist and starts the process of breaking down the food we eat. Saliva neutralizes acids in our mouth and works to [...]

By | 2017-05-25T10:47:59+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Dentist Updates|0 Comments