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4 Ways to Maintain Oral Health While Sick

Woman Coughing | Top Dentist in Anderson Township

If you’re sick with the stomach flu or even a common cold, chances are oral hygiene is not your top priority, but there are several reasons why oral health is especially vulnerable when you’re sick.

Besides, the last thing you want is to recover from a virus and discover a painful gum infection or new cavity.

Here are a few suggestions from our Cincinnati, OH dentist to help diminish your risk for cavities or dental infections while ill.

1. Choose Sugar-Free Cough Drops and Syrups

Sometimes cough drops and cough syrups are loaded with sugar, and because of the sticky consistency of over-the-counter medicines, the sugary goop can stick to your teeth and create ...

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Why Baby Teeth Are Important

All Ages Dentist in Cold Spring | Child Smiling

Baby teeth play an essential role in early child development, and the way baby teeth are cared for sets the stage for lifelong dental health through good dental habits.

Baby teeth aid children in the following:

  • Help in the develop normal speech patterns when learning to talk
  • Reserve jaw space for the eruptions of adult teeth later, which is why it’s important that baby teeth are not lost too early. An adult tooth can move into this space, as opposed to the correct space, which may lead to crooked teeth
  • Help children chew and digest food

Through caring for baby teeth, children learn how to care for their adult teeth. While baby teeth are still ...

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What to Expect From Oral Health at Different Life Stages

Senior-Aged Woman | Dentist for All Ages in Cincinnati

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and they are one of the most resilient parts of your body—withstanding mild trauma, various infections, adolescent cavities, and decades of chewing food. 

As a result, singular oral health issues are more likely to present at certain life stages. 

Here’s what to expect from your oral health at various points during your lifetime.

Dentistry through Age 18

After your adult teeth erupt, you’re more likely to develop cavities, get braces or Invisalign, or suffer an injury at play. 

This is the stage where developing good oral hygiene practices can last a lifetime. Brush and floss at least twice per day, visit your dentist regularly and have your ...

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5 Questions to Bring with You to Your Next Dental Appointment

5 questions to ask your dentist | tooth illustration

Prevention is the key to a healthy smile, and it begins with healthy oral hygiene habits and routine visits to your dentist for cleanings and exams. 

These appointments are essential for avoiding oral health problems, but, beyond that, they are also an excellent resource for you. Your dental team wants you to ask questions at these appointments because they know that involved, informed patients enjoy better overall oral health.

5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

If you have a dental appointment coming up, here are a few questions you should consider asking: 

  • How often should I get a dental checkup? The American Dental Association recommends two checkups and cleanings a year, but more frequent ...

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Helping Your Children Understand the Importance of Dental Health

Children's Dentistry in Anderson Township

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we at Wright Dental Center would like to help you educate your children on the importance of oral health. Children begin to get teeth at a young age typically between 3 and 12 months. The first dental visit is recommended once he or she gets their first tooth, but no later than their first birthday. Babies can get cavities as soon as teeth begin coming in so it’s good to be proactive about things and keep his or her smile healthy for life.

Five ways to prevent cavities:

  • Do NOT share: Babies do not produce the cavity-causing germs at a young age, by sharing utensils ...

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