Colleen Cain's Blog
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.
October 13, 2020
Even though you think of your dental visits as a place you get your teeth cleaned and your gums looked at, there is much more to your regular checkups than just examining for oral health issues. During your appointment, your dentist checks for abnormalities that could indicate that you are suffering from a severe health condition elsewhere in the body. Continue reading to learn more about just some of the different health issues that could become apparent during a dental checkup in Castle Shannon.
August 4, 2020
Back to school season is here! Although the start of the semester may look a little different in light of COVID-19, it is more important now than ever to set your child up for success. Initially, you may think that entails charging up their laptop, purchasing their school supplies, and getting back into a routine. But did you know their oral health can directly impact their school performance? A children’s dentist in Castle Shannon shares the importance of their end-of-summer visit and eight good oral health habits to start today.
July 7, 2020
Did you know that dentists have always been excellent at infection control, even before the COVID-19 pandemic? They follow strict hand hygiene protocols to keep you safe from sicknesses like the common cold and the flu every time you visit them. However, these ambitious sanitation standards have been raised even more to protect you from the coronavirus. Here are eight ways your Castle Shannon dentist and their team keep their hands clean during COVID-19.