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What are Dental Sealants?

Children are not known for taking good care of their dental health, and anything that you can do to help protect their teeth is a good idea. One way to keep your child's teeth healthy is through dental sealants. Dental sealants are placed on the chewing surface of the molars. These sealants are a liquid that is dried onto the tooth, creating an extra layer of protection from decay. Dental sealants are placed on the molars because these teeth can be hard to reach and properly cleaned. It is impor...

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Dr. Daryl Lechner 5/21/2018 Comments(0)

When Should I See the Dentist?

Visiting the dentist at least every six months is recommended, however, this does not mean you should only see the dentist at six-month intervals. Besides a cleaning, when would you need to go to the dentist? Dr. Lechner has a few reasons: You Experience Pain/Sensitivity Do you notice pain or sensitivity when you eat or drink something? If you ever experience tooth pain or sensitivity you should discuss this issue with a dentist. Gum Issues If your gums are bright red, inflamed, bleed after you ...

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Dr. Daryl Lechner 5/8/2018 Comments(0)

What Does Soda Do to Our Teeth?

Be careful of heavy soda consumption. We know that consuming large amounts of sugar is not good for our health, and, as the weather gets nicer, you may be tempted to grab a cold soda. Heavy consumption of soda can increase your chances of cavities, gum disease and other health issues such as diabetes. The two things that make this drink so bad for our health are the sugar and acid found in soda. Sugar mixes with bacteria in our mouth and creates a harmful acid that can increase your chances of d...

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Dr. Daryl Lechner 4/24/2018 Comments(0)

Caring for Your Mouth When You're Sick

Taking care of your teeth each day is important; even when you’re sick, you still want to continue proper dental hygiene. So, besides continuing to brush and floss your teeth, what should you do to keep your mouth healthy when you are not feeling well? Cough Drops Some cough drops contain sugar. So even if they are helping your throat, your teeth are being harmed! When you are buying cough drops make sure they are sugar-free. Your Toothbrush You may want to replace your toothbrush once you...

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Dr. Daryl Lechner 4/19/2018 Comments(0)

Why Water is so Good for Your Teeth

Water not only helps adults’ teeth, but water that is fluoridated is excellent for children's dental health. Drinking water helps distribute healthy nutrients, gives your skin a healthy glow and removes waste from the body, but drinking water is also a great way to keep your mouth healthy. Water and your children's dental health In 2011, the city of Calgary, located in Canada, stopped placing fluoride in their water. A group of researchers wanted to look at the effect of fluoride in the wa...

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Dr. Daryl Lechner 3/26/2018 Comments(0)

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