You may have heard the word 'sealants' before; but you are unsure of what they are? Think of a white material that goes on the chewing surfaces of those back teeth sealing all the crevices and grooves on them. Sometimes toothbrushes fail to clean these grooves and as you know kids are notoriously bad brushes! Sealants prevent food from accumulating in these grooves and forming tooth decay. They are quick, painless and easy to apply. Talk to us if you have any questions, we will be happy to help!
“Luminous beings are we.” – Yoda
Let your true luminosity shine through your smile! Summer is almost here! Your oral hygiene is probably the last thing that comes to mind when you watch Star Wars. However, it’s always on our minds and we thought of sharing today some great dental wisdom to keep you motivated:
1) “Do or do not, there is no Try!” – Yoda
Get into the habit of brushing, then brushing in the morning and at night. Also, commit to flossing every night, no exceptions. It takes about 3 weeks to create a habit so stick with it and it will become second nature. Storm that plaque, trooper!
2) “Your eyes can deceive you; don’t trust them.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
Your teeth may look clean. But if you are only brushing your teeth, you are only cleaning 60% of the teeth’s surfaces. That’s if you are brushing them correctly! Don’t leave your oral hygiene to chance. Make sure you are brushing and flossing correctly. May the floss be with you!
3) “It’s a trap!” – Admiral Ackbar
Food can get stuck in between your teeth causing a food trap. This can be caused if you have an open contact between two adjacent teeth, periodontal disease or a cavity. If you have a food trap, floss! Food trap can lead to sore gums, and bad breath. Call us if you run into trouble.
4) “The force is strong with you.” – Darth Sidious
We like to see you twice a year for your dental check-up exams and cleaning! This gives us an opportunity to educate you on areas of improvement and empower you to do your best at home.
5) “Ahhh, hard to see, the Dark Side is.” – Yoda
Taking care of your back molar teeth isn’t easy. You have your cheeks, your tongue, and if you managed to keep your wisdom teeth you may find yourself struggling to see back there. Consider brushing in front of the mirror and make sure the toothbrush is reaching those molars when you are brushing.
Following these tips and you can enjoy teeth whiter and brighter than a Storm Trooper’s uniform! If your smile is leaning towards the dark side call us to book an appointment right away at 617 - 484-1768.
May 4th- May the 4th be with You!
The Force is Strong in our office.
We will be celebrating all week starting May 1st - May 6th. We encourage our patients young and young at heart to dress in your Star Wars attire.
We are also selling Star Wars themed battery powered Oral - B Toothbrushes for only $ 5.00! (while supplies last)
May 14th- Mother’s Day is shortly approaching treat your mother to a routine visit and show her that your care.
May 29th - We are closed for Memorial day.
Your smile is your business card! If you are graduating this May, remember a great smile will bring you confidence on that job interview you are looking for!
Attending a wedding this summer? Have your smile looking picture-perfect this summer. Perhaps you are in the wedding party, or you are the one getting married! If so, congrats! Remember, these photos will become a memory of your big day and you will find yourself looking at them again and again.