How to Motivate & Encourage children to brush and floss.
Don’t just set a timer and supervise – make brushing twice a day for two minutes an event! Crank up your child’s favorite song and have a two-minute dance party. Try reading a 2-minute story using all your best voices. Whatever you do, get creative and switch things up so brushing time is always a good time. Call Smileville Family Dental Center to schedule your routine checkup at 813-994-4777
The Importance of Flossing.
Flossing is an important oral hygiene practice. Tooth decay and gum disease can develop when plaque is permitted to build up between teeth and along the gum line. Professional cleanings, tooth brushing, and cleaning between teeth (flossing) have been shown to disrupt and remove plaque. Talk with Dr. Mejias on how to improve your overall oral health. Call Smileville Family Dental Center to schedule your routine checkup at 813-994-4777
What Causes Bone loss in your jaw?
The most common cause of bone loss is tooth loss left un-replaced, especially multiple teeth. Jawbone is preserved through the pressure and stimulus of chewing. When that is removed through tooth loss, the bone “resorbs” (reabsorbs) into the body. Preventing Bone loss? Bone loss can be prevented by giving the jawbone a replacement tooth with a root that can exert the same or similar pressure as natural teeth. This is done by replacing extracted teeth with dental implants. An implant…