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Feb 17, 2017, 6:26 PM
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and one of the most popular Valentine’s gifts is a big, heart-shaped box of chocolates. In fact, we spend around $1 billion on Valentine Day chocolates every year!
Child girl brushing teeth
Jan 25, 2017, 6:28 PM
Mouthwash can be a very important part of your dental hygiene routine. Not only will it freshen your breath, but mouthwash can also kill the bacteria that cause gingivitis, plaque buildup, and cavities.
Woman in dental chair
Jan 17, 2017, 6:31 PM
In addition to giving you a beautiful smile, caring for your teeth is also important to your overall health. Tooth decay and gum disease have been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. You should be caring for your…
Man with tooth pain
Dec 23, 2016, 6:34 PM
Tooth pain is a very common complaint in most dental offices. Many patients automatically assume that tooth pain is indicative of dental cavities or perhaps tooth decay. However, the truth is that there are an incredible…
Christmas ornament
Dec 16, 2016, 9:00 PM
Many of us are already hanging our stockings by the chimney with care, but have you ever wondered why exactly we do this? It’s a fun tradition, but a pretty strange one. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where we would ask our…
Child in pain
Nov 30, 2016, 9:04 PM
Dental fluorosis is the result of teeth coming into contact with excessive amounts of fluoride, usually in young children. Fluorosis is not a disease, but rather a cosmetic condition suffered by children between the ages of…
Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 17, 2016, 9:07 PM
Chaos and stress are a normal part of holiday travel! You’ll be dealing with highway traffic, long airport lines, and crowded trains or busses. While a little bit of travel-related stress is unavoidable during the holiday…
Oct 28, 2016, 9:10 PM
It’s that time of year again, when little ghosts and goblins will traipse around the neighborhood in search of candy! Here at Meadows Family Dental, we love celebrating Halloween – From the decorations and costumes to the fun…
Diabetic test
Oct 14, 2016, 9:13 PM
Diabetes is a disease on the rise, currently affecting around 30 million Americans. There are many diseases and disorders that accompany diabetes, including heart disease, stroke, and certain kidney disorders. However, it’s…
Woman breaking a cigarette
Sep 22, 2016, 9:15 PM
It’s well known that tobacco use causes a host of health problems ranging from heart disease and diabetes to throat, lung, and oral cancer. However, secondhand smoke has also been linked to heart and lung problems. Young…
4 children at school
Sep 15, 2016, 9:18 PM
Back-to-school season is among us! This means many excited parents and reluctant children are participating in the usual back-to-school routine – new school clothes, school supplies, and packing a backpack!
Teeth whitening before after
Aug 25, 2016, 9:22 PM
A beautiful, white smile is everyone’s ultimate dental goal! But it’s more difficult to keep your teeth white than you might think. With foods and drinks like coffee, wine, soda, smoking, and sugar that can stain our teeth,…
Baby sucking thumb
Aug 15, 2016, 9:24 PM
Because the sucking reflex is such a natural and instinctive baby habit, thumb sucking is a rite of passage for many children. Babies feel comfort, relaxation, and security when sucking a thumb or a pacifier.
Man with pain in mouth
Jul 25, 2016, 9:26 PM
Cracked tooth syndrome occurs when certain teeth have cracks in them that are too small to be seen on an X-Ray. Occasionally the cracks will extend below the gum line. Cracked tooth syndrome is seen most often in the lower…
Woman brushing teeth in mirror
Jul 15, 2016, 9:29 PM
It’s finally summer! For many families, this means heading out for some fun in the sun at your favorite vacation spot. Here at Meadows Family Dentistry, we want to remind you that just because you’re taking a vacation, that…