The start of a new year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your oral health. The past ten months have been difficult for everyone, and we want to be sure that you are taking proper care of yourself. With all that has been happening around us, it’s easy to understand why many would be more concerned with their overall health.
When you think of the month of October, your first thoughts probably go to crisp, cool mornings, Halloween decorations, and pumpkin spice everything. But did you know that there is something else that happens in October? October is Dental Hygiene Month, which means it’s a great time to review some practices that can help improve your dental health. Check out some simple ways to make sure that your teeth stay healthy.
A staple in oral hygiene, fluoride is a natural cavity fighter. It’s so beneficial for dental health that many countries, including the United States, add fluoride to public water sources to improve the health of citizens. What is fluoride anyway? It is a mineral that is naturally found in soil, water, plants, rocks and even the air.
UPDATE ** WE ARE NOW OPEN ** – We recognize this is a challenging time, but want you to know that we are still here for you. While many dental practices have closed, we are open for adult emergency patients. You do not need to be an existing patient to see us for an emergency situation, either.
When the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are but a memory, and one year ends and another begins, it’s natural to think of all possibilities to improve our lives in the coming year. For many of us that means dusting off our New Year’s resolutions from the previous year and either renewing our pledge to do better this time or making a completely new list of promises to be the best 2.0 version of ourselves.
We hope your new year is off to a great start. We want to help keep you healthy in 2020 — because your dental health has an affect on your overall health. Do you know what disease over half of adult Americans are living with? Click here to find out how to avoid this common dental problem.
While you’re treating your friends and family during the holidays, we think you deserve something special, too. We genuinely care about your dental health because when it’s in poor condition, it can affect not only your teeth, gums and mouth, but your confidence, as well. That’s why we offer something special to those patients who don’t have dental insurance or need more complex and costly treatments. If you’d like to learn about how we can help, then click here.
Like “A Warm Bowl of Macaroni and Cheese?” Being compared to “everyone’s comfort food” is a new one for us, and we like it! At Holsinger & Higgins, the very core of our philosophy centers on your comfort before and during treatment while providing you with solutions that result in your optimal oral health. Our…
Our New “Crystal Ball” We thought it was interesting to learn that the earliest evidence of dentistry — a tooth with scratches indicating an attempt to remove a cavity — dates all the way back to 14,000 BC! Scientists speculate that a sharpened rock was used to scrape at the decay. No one knows how,…
Middle-Aged Tooth Loss Linked to Heart Health Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in America? Nearly 800,000 die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) every year — that’s a rate of one in every three deaths. The idea that oral health and heart health are linked is not new; a number…