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Woman with huge lollipop
Apr 23, 2019, 5:02 PM
It’s common knowledge that the best way to prevent cavities and other dental diseases is to brush, floss, and visit Meadows Family Dentistry every six months for a dental cleaning and a checkup. However, even if you take care…
Assortment of breads
Apr 10, 2019, 8:06 PM
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that causes you to suffer intolerance to gluten. People with celiac disease are unable to properly absorb gluten. This means that if they consume foods containing gluten, they can cause…
Handsome man flossing in front of mirror
Mar 29, 2019, 8:06 PM
Flossing is a vital part of your oral health care routine. It allows you to remove plaque, bacteria, and food debris from in between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. This is around 33% of the tooth enamel!…
Cute baby smiling
Mar 12, 2019, 6:02 PM
Baby teeth play a very important role in helping your children develop healthy and beautiful smiles that will grow with them. In order for parents to keep their child’s teeth strong and healthy throughout childhood, they need…
Attractive woman smiling
Feb 25, 2019, 10:23 PM
Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause are times of change for women and their bodies. Hormones change and surge, causing all sorts of problems for many women. Unfortunately, these hormone changes can also leave you vulnerable to…
Dentist working on a mouth close-up
Feb 11, 2019, 11:09 PM
You may not believe that you have a dental cavity unless you feel pain in a tooth. However, no pain doesn’t mean there isn’t still a problem. Waiting until you have a toothache to come to the dentist only means that the…
Dentist, patient and dental assistant
Jan 28, 2019, 11:20 PM
We all know how important it is to maintain good oral hygiene. Unfortunately, it’s not always the most exciting habit on your to-do list. We’ve tracked down a few fun dental-related bits of trivia to spice up your oral…
Plan, Action, Success
Jan 14, 2019, 9:38 PM
Many of us set New Year’s resolutions, but it’s been found that only 8% of people are actually successful in reaching their goals. Why do we have such a difficult time keeping resolutions and how can we increase the odds of…
Family of three reviewing dental x-ray
Dec 27, 2018, 10:28 PM
X-rays are an important part of identifying and diagnosing problems in adult and child patients. X-rays provide dentists with a detailed picture of the teeth as well as the surrounding bone and tissue. However, many parents…
Attractive young woman with toothbrush
Dec 12, 2018, 8:25 PM
Dental myths are prevalent, mostly because people enjoy having an excuse not to visit the dentist! However, buying into some of these common dental myths and misconceptions can be very damaging to your oral health. Here at…
Back to school
Dec 6, 2018, 8:35 PM
In some low-income areas, school districts are applying more focus on the dental and oral healthcare of the students in their schools. School settings are an ideal opportunity for putting a preventative intervention system in…
Woman with tooth pain
Nov 12, 2018, 7:40 PM
If gum disease is allowed to advance into its most severe form, it’s known as periodontal disease or periodontitis. The beginnings of gum disease can sometimes go unnoticed because the symptoms aren’t always painful or…
Woman with jaw pain
Oct 22, 2018, 10:39 PM
If you’ve started to notice that your teeth are no longer lining up correctly, you might be having trouble with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMJ disorder is a blanket term used to describe any number of conditions that…
Trick-or-treaters
Oct 11, 2018, 6:40 PM
Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes pumpkin carving, costume shopping, and trick-or-treating! Here at Meadows Family Dentistry, we love everything about Halloween, but find the sugar overload to be just a…
Handsome man smiling
Sep 27, 2018, 4:40 PM
If you have recently been diagnosed with gum disease, you’re not alone. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as many as half of the adults in the U.S. have gum disease and will end up losing a tooth (or multiple…