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Pre-teen Teeth Exam
Jul 22, 2019, 7:19 PM
When your child’s permanent teeth start to grow in, you may notice ridges on the ends of the teeth. These bumps and ridges are known as tooth mamelons. Mamelons vary from person to person. While some are quite prominent and…
Adult Braces
Jul 8, 2019, 11:38 PM
These days, it’s more common than ever for adults to seek orthodontic treatment. The reasons include correcting improper bites, improving the beauty of a smile, and boosting confidence. We know that many adults hesitate to…
Airline tenant
Jun 25, 2019, 9:20 PM
While you’re planning your summer vacation, you need to add ‘dental checkup’ to your travel to-do list. While this may seem like a random suggestion, air travel can actually have an impact on your dental health. For example,…
Berry Pie
Jun 4, 2019, 7:36 PM
When you initially think of teeth stains, you may be quick to blame coffee or tobacco. However, even if you abstain from these notorious teeth-staining substances, you may still be consuming foods or beverages that can stain…
Teenager with beautiful smile
May 23, 2019, 11:04 PM
Here at Meadows Family Dentistry, we know that a lot of work goes into growing a healthy and beautiful smile. The best way for both parents and teenagers to help maintain a teen’s growing smile is to know the most common…
Glasses being raised to toast
May 11, 2019, 11:46 AM
There are a number of ways that tobacco and alcohol can damage your body as well as your teeth and mouth. Using these products every day can worsen this damage by quite a bit. Staining of the teeth, loss of teeth, gum…
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…