Oral Hygiene and Heart Health…What’s the Connection?

Our mouths are the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria! The wet and moist environments in our mouths create the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and multiply. Did you know that on average, a typical human mouth contains about 7 million bacteria, exceeding the number of people who live on earth? We don’t […]

The Link Between Cavities and Insufficient Development

Healthy primary teeth are critical to ensuring your child is on track to hit their overall development benchmarks! Although they will eventually fall out and become replaced with permanent teeth, primary teeth still serve an important role. According to the Pediatric Dentistry Journal, “rampant cavities are associated with insufficient development in children who have no […]

The Effects of Oral Hygiene on Overall Health

We’ve all heard that neglecting proper oral hygiene could result in bad breath, pesky stains, and a build-up of tartar and plaque. However, did you know that proper oral hygiene is essential to maintaining your overall health, and ensuring other organs in your body are healthy and strong? Implementing proper oral hygiene into your every-day […]

How does dental health affect the immune system?

Oral health is more important than most people realize! According to the Mayo Clinic, an unhealthy mouth may increase your risk of serious health problems, which can weaken your immune system. Do you know our mouths and are full of bacteria? If untreated, this bacteria can cause disease, inflammation, and/or pain. Regular checkups and professional […]

The Benefits of Fluoride and Sealants

Fluoride & Sealants

The dental field is constantly improving and advancing in technology! There are new and improved methods of dental treatments and restoration work implemented every single day. Two treatment methods that have proved to be extremely beneficial throughout the years are fluoride treatments and sealants. Continue reading for more information about the benefits associated with both […]

Make Brushing Fun

The best way to teach kids about oral health is to get them excited about brushing! Kids love nothing more than to have fun, so here are some ideas from Jenks Pediatric Dental on how to make brushing fun: Play Their Favorite Song Dentists recommend brushing twice a day for two minutes. Pick a song […]

What To Know About Baby Teeth

Baby teeth may be little, but they have a big impact on our oral health! Did you know these teeth serve a purpose other than creating adorable baby smiles? The proper development of baby teeth is crucial in order to healthily impact the permanent teeth that replace them later in life. Typically, the first baby […]

Meet Tina the Tooth!

Tina Tooth

Hey there, everyone! Allow me to introduce myself! My name is Tina, the talking tooth! You may have seen pictures of me on Facebook and Instagram exploring around town. I work very closely with Dr. Owens and the gang to make sure our kiddos have the best experience possible in our office. I love the […]

Why Teeth Cleanings Are Important For Kids

In the early stages of development, children should learn how to properly manage their oral health. Did you know teaching your kiddos the importance of oral hygiene should start as early as their first teeth begin to erupt? While most parents make efforts to ensure their children takes proper care of their teeth at home, […]

Parent Guide for Baby Teeth

Primary teeth, referred to commonly as “baby teeth”, erupt gradually in the mouth throughout the child’s first 2 ½ years of life. Continue reading for a better understanding of the eruption process and when the primary teeth can be expected to be lost. Why Do We Have Two Sets Of Teeth? The primary set of […]