March 12, 2018
Healthy teeth do more than look nice in your family pictures, they allow your child to eat all types of foods and keep good nutrition habits, develop proper pronunciation and clear speech, and to have a positive self-image as they grow. But we understand the battle of brushing and flossing may be one that sometimes, you chose to surrender after a particularly challenging morning or evening. With that being said, tooth decay remains the top disease affecting our children. Hope is not lost though, even the loudest protester to a daily brushing and flossing routine will not be destined to a lifetime of tooth decay. Here are 3 low cost and time saving commitments you could make today that will help streamline your daily brushing and flossing routine AND protect your child’s teeth against decay and the occasional wave of …
March 7, 2018
Sometimes we are asked, why we would fix a baby (primary) tooth that is just going to fall out anyway? The reason is simply because- they are important. 1. The purpose of all teeth is to chew food and maintain proper nutrition and health. 2. Decay in baby teeth has the potential to affect the development of the permanent teeth, unhealthy bacteria can pass from primary teeth to permanent teeth. 3.They help guide proper eruption of the permanent teeth. If a child loses teeth to early the adjacent teeth may drift and tilt into empty spaces and block the eruption of permanent teeth. Primary teeth are more than just place holders for permanent (adult) teeth, which is why we do all we can to keep them healthy and intact.
March 6, 2018
Dental appointments can make your heart skip a beat and feel butterflies in your stomach, but not in the i’m super excited to be here kind of way. It’s more of the, I’d rather be standing in line at the DMV kind of feeling. We get it, believe us, we do. We want you to feel comfortable from moment you walk through our doors, and we try our best to make that happen. Here are three things that you can do to help us help you during your next visit. 1. Speak Up We will ask you a lot of questions to help you be and stay comfortable before and throughout your visit.Don’t be afraid to speak your mind and let us know what would help you and how you are feeling. There are many things we can do and change to help, and we are glad to do it. Let us know what you need, you may be surprised how much we can help and how you will feel after you SPEAK UP! 2. Distract Yourself Taking your mind off your appointment may seem impossible but with a tweak or two it may actually be a possibility! Make a list of all the things you want to say and ask (this is your speak up list) before your visit, this way you won’t have to spend your day thinking and rethinking about all the things you want to remember to say. Bring headphones so you can listen to music, podcast, movie or television show during your appointment. Bring something to occupy your hands. Those fidget spinners may annoy teachers across the country but there is a real utility behind them when used in the appropriate situation. 3. Mindfulness…
February 5, 2018
We decided on the name Flossophy (pronounced like philosophy) for two reasons . First, it’s pun-ny and we like that, because we all think we are hilarious around here; and second, our philosophy in practice is to provide high quality and compassionate dental care to all of our patients. One of the best ways we can do that, is to give you the knowledge and information to guide you in making informed and confident decisions regarding your dental health and, to be the experts that you can rely on to help walk you through each step. Welcome to our Flossophy we hope you like what we have to share!