Toddlers can be difficult, to say the least. The combination of increased mobility, a stubborn desire for independence and the entrance of new teeth can be the perfect storm for a nightly battle. Developing a consistent pattern for oral hygiene is extremely important in your toddler’s earliest years. Without exercising this essential routine, you could be the recipient of bad news at your toddler’s first dental visit. Continue reading How to Brush Your Toddler’s Teeth
Bad breath affects millions of Americans, and while it can come from anywhere in the nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, or gut, the most common origin is in the mouth. All bad breath comes from bacteria producing smelly gases, so the goal in fighting it is to remove any collections of bacteria. Continue reading What to Do for Persistent Bad Breath
We believe in a comprehensive oral evaluation that is truly comprehensive. Because the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body, we often find evidence of other health problems in the mouth. The human body is one unit with every system connected to the other in some way. Our doctors have extensive education and experience in finding those connections. Continue reading Five Surprising Things Our Dentists Can Detect During an Oral Evaluation
At Prosper Family Dentistry, we call ourselves conservative dentists. We aim to give you the dental care you need to have a completely healthy mouth for the rest of your life. To us, being conservative incorporates many different things, including treating each patient the way we would treat our own family members. Continue reading How to Spot a Great Conservative Dentist
Never before, in our lifetimes, has our back to school season been more unusual. After the longest spring break ever, we are finally getting back into some semblance of a schedule or routine. Whether you are taking your kids back to in-person school or you have committed to virtual learning, your children now have specific tasks at specific times of the day. Continue reading Back to School 2020
What really causes cavities? It is a multifactorial process. Because there are several contributing factors to the development of a cavity, we actually have multiple ways to fight them! Continue reading What Causes Cavities?
Did you know that your teeth can make you look older than you really are? There are certain characteristics of a smile that suggest one is further along in the aging process. We will discuss those characteristics here and offer suggestions of how you can combat them. Continue reading Are Your Teeth Making You Look Old?
We actually don’t hear this question very often. The sentiment comes more in the form of a declarative statement: “I inherited bad teeth from my parents” or something to that effect. There are many different ways to look at this question, and we’ll try to hit it from every side because there is not a simple yes or no answer. Continue reading Do Bad Teeth Run in the Family?
Don’t worry. We have much more to say than that. But for those of you who just like straight shooters, there is your answer. The answer is yes, either way you read the question. Yes, it really is bad for your teeth. And yes, it is really bad for your teeth. Continue reading Is Chewing Ice Really Bad for My Teeth?
Maybe you’ve seen it as an ingredient in your sugar-free chewing gum. Or maybe Dr. Jill and Dr. Cara recommended it as a sugar substitute for you. You might have seen it advertised as a “magic” ingredient in some oral care products. Here’s what you really need to know about xylitol. Continue reading Xylitol: FAQs