Tag: overall dental health

FORE!Miler

Join our team for the FORE!Miler on May 25th at 7:00pm. The race takes off from Muirfield Village Golf Club.  Use the team name SmileBig at registration. Dr. Edwards will be donating $10 to KidSmiles for every team participant. For more information on KidSmiles, visit www.kidsmilesclinic.com or https://www.edwardsfamilydental.com/community-involvement/kidsmiles-clinic/.   We look forward to seeing you at the race! #SmileBig

Military Care Packages

Many of our patients are members of the Army National Guard.  We are proud of their service and thankful for all that they do for our country.   In April, we sent a number of care packages overseas to our patients who are deployed.  We sent lots of goodies including snacks, candy, and personal care items. Here is a letter…

Why is a healthy diet important for my oral health?

Every time you eat or drink anything sugary, your teeth are under acid attack for up to one hour.    The sugar in foods and drinks react with the bacteria in plaque and produce harmful acids that affect your teeth.  The acid wears away the enamel, and will leave the dentin uncovered. This is called ‘dental erosion’ and can leave teeth very…

Tips to Prevent Cavities on Your Child’s Teeth

Most parents know that brushing their kids teeth twice a day is important for dental health.   Most also know that going to the dentist twice a year is important.    But, here are a few things parents may not know: Cavities are on the Rise! According to the Center for Disease control almost half of children ages 2-11 have cavities on their baby…

Are you at Risk for Cavities?

We have recently seen an increase in decay in all ages especially young children.   There are many things that put a person at risk for cavities.  Some of them include: previous cavities dry mouth sugary drinks throughout the day snacking on sticky or sugary foods poor oral hygiene change in medication sipping on coffee throughout the day drinking soda…

February is Dental Health Month!

Here is a great tooth brushing chart to try with your kids! It’s fun to turn tooth brushing into challenge. There can be a prize for filling the whole chart! Kids also like to use stickers to fill the chart instead of a simple check mark. Have fun giving it a try! Its also a great to discuss with your…

Importance of Sports Mouth Guards

Sports mouth guards are worn over the teeth during contact sports for protection from blows to the face or head.  The guards are typically worn over the upper teeth to protect from broken teeth, cut lips, or injury to the mouth. Injuries that Mouth Guards Prevent: knocked out teeth concussion cerebral hemorrhage broken or chipped teeth lacerated tongue/lip jaw fracture…

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