Spring often brings a flood of patients suffering from head, mouth and facial injuries resulting from sports-related accidents to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms. Many oral and facial injuries can be easily prevented with the use of sports safety equipment like helmets and mouth guards.
The American Dental Association has designated February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Here are a few tips on taking care of your child’s teeth from the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness: You Can Promote Good Dental Health By: Knowing how to make sure you and your family have healthy mouths and […]
The Senate recently voted to amend the McCarran-Ferguson Act, a law that gives states the authority to regulate the insurance industry, repealing the antitrust exemption for health insurance companies. The bill is supported by the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and many other medical associations. The reform would […]
With a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, some people are delaying visits to see their dentist or oral surgeon. Unlike March 2020, however, the American Dental Association is not currently recommending postponement of dental visits. Medical providers and staff have had a great deal of training since the initial outbreak. Procedures are […]
Did you know that a pandemic can affect your teeth? That’s right–as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting anxiety, dentists and oral surgeons are seeing an increase in teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. According to the Centers for Disease Control, public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel […]
Halloween can be almost as scary for dentists as it is for children. Just imagine all of those cavities and broken teeth from eating too much candy! But dentists don’t want to spoil all of your fun, so we thought we would share this video survey of dentist’s favorite Halloween treats from the American Dental […]
Back to school preparation and safety has take on a new meaning in 2020. If your child is going back to a classroom and participating in fall sports, make sure their new supplies include a mouth guard. Remember, the cost of a mouthguard is less expensive than the cost to treat a facial injury. Here’s […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things about our day-to-day lives, including dental appointments. Your health and safety are as important to us as they are to you. Every concern you’ve had, we’ve had too. As your dentists, we have reviewed all of the expert guidance and research to make sure we’re taking […]