Colleen Cain's Blog
September 7, 2021
According to the US Census, the number of US adults ages 65 or older is expected to reach 98 million by 2060. That means that 24% of the overall population will be considered senior citizens. As we age, our risk of certain dental health problems increases which means finding the right dentist for seniors is crucial. Here are some simple dental hygiene tips to keep your smile shining bright well into your twilight years.(more…)
August 29, 2021
Dentists can preserve natural teeth for longer than ever using the latest advancements in dentistry. State-of-the-art technologies provide better diagnosis and precise treatment plans to support optimal oral health. When it comes to your smile, you deserve to benefit from the best, but that’s not always possible if your dentist uses outdated methods. You can ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful for decades with a dentist who offers modern services, like intraoral cameras. Here are 5 benefits of adding an intraoral camera to your dental care.
July 22, 2021
Fluoride treatments are recommended for children in order to keep their growing smiles healthy. But did you know that this is extremely helpful for adults as well. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is released from rocks into soil, water, and the air. Because of its enamel strengthening properties, it is the active ingredient that is present in dental products, like toothpaste and mouthwash. Kids receive fluoride treatments during their routine checkups, but should you consider them as well? Continue reading to learn more about fluoride treatments and how the natural mineral can benefit your smile.(more…)
June 16, 2021
Let’s face it, children don’t come with instruction manuals. Sure, you can find plenty of books and guides to support their physical and emotional development, but most resources don’t contain much information about children’s dentistry. Did you know the health of their mouth can either positively or negatively affect their body? Although you know they need to brush and floss, there are 4 lesser-known facts you should know to nurture your child’s developing smile.
May 31, 2021
After a long school year, kids are finally out for summer vacation, which means plenty of time spent outdoors, relaxing in the pool, and family vacations. While the warm temperatures are great for enjoying the sunshine and family activities, it’s also the perfect opportunity to see a children’s dentist. Your child should have a cleaning and checkup at least every 6 months. Now that they are out for summer, here are 4 reasons to schedule an appointment before they head back to the classroom.
April 20, 2021
Earth Day is nearly here! Whether you like to spend time camping in the great outdoors or prefer to lounge on the beach when the weather gets nice, you are appreciating the beautiful planet that we live on. There is no better time to come together to give back to the Earth. One way that you can do this is through eco-friendly oral hygiene products. Continue reading to learn about some great dental tools that don’t put as much strain on our ecosystem.(more…)
March 4, 2021
When was the last time you got a new toothbrush? Whether you use an electric or manual toothbrush, it doesn’t do much good if it’s old and frayed. In order to have excellent oral hygiene, you need all of the proper dental tools, and an old toothbrush is not one of them. But at what point should you invest in a new one? Spring cleaning may be the perfect time! Continue reading to learn when you should switch out your toothbrush as well as some steps you can take to make yours last as long as possible.(more…)
February 4, 2021
Are you eager for that romantic evening you have planned on Valentine’s Day? Whether you are going out for a nice steak dinner or you prefer to cuddle up on the couch to watch your favorite rom-com, you’re in for a good night. However, when it comes to the big kiss at the end, you certainly don’t want to be a disappointment. If you aren’t keeping your oral health in check, you aren’t going to be nearly as kissable as you could be. Fortunately, you still have some time to prepare for your date. Continue reading for some tips from your dentist in Castle Shannon.(more…)
January 7, 2021
Now that the new year is here, you probably want to set yourself up for success going forward. What better time is there to make the changes needed to better yourself? Whether you are planning on going to the gym and extra day each week, incorporate more vegetables into your diet, or completing one act of kindness each day, you’re in for an exciting year. But don’t forget about taking care of your smile. A dentist in Castle Shannon shares some ideas for New Year’s resolutions that will help you to achieve a healthy smile.(more…)
December 11, 2020
As you enter the holiday season, you’re on the hunt for the perfect gifts to tuck away in your loved ones’ stockings. Although there are plenty of sweet treats to choose from, why not give them the gift of a healthy smile? There are many amazing stocking stuffers your family will love while also promoting their dental health throughout the holidays and into the year ahead. Here are the top 3 stocking stuffers recommended by your dentist.