We are celebrating some birthdays this month. Our own Dr. Azadpur as well as our financial/insurance coordinator and all-around guru, Jill, both have birthdays this month! Happy birthday to both of you!
We are also celebrating National Fresh Breath Day this month. Did you know that bad breath is caused by odor-producing bacteria that remain in your mouth after eating? When food particles are left in your mouth, bacteria can grow. That is why it is vital that you brush and floss daily to get rid of these particles, so bacteria won't grow and linger.
We recommend that you brush at least twice a day and floss daily to remove food particles that get trapped on and between your teeth. But don’t forget to change your brush every few months.
Another tip we suggest is chewing xylitol gum to help remove bacteria in between brushing and drinking plenty of water to help wash away food particles.
In terms of your diet, we suggest staying away from sticky foods and limiting sugary drinks as much as possible and cutting down on sugar consumption overall. Choose healthy options for lunch and snacks. School lunch menus often include veggies, fruit, and salads so pick from them whenever possible. Bringing a toothbrush and toothpaste to school (in a waterproof container) is a great idea. Don't forget to clean it out often!
And when you can, stick to drinking water as much as possible and save the sweet and sticky treat for when you’re home where you have easy access to your toothbrush and toothpaste.
To ensure your visits are as smooth as possible, keep up with daily oral hygiene, eat healthy foods and snacks, drink lots of water, and try not to cancel dental appointments. It may be up to 2 months before we can see you again!
We are also super stoked to say our patients LOVE our new Solea laser and are reporting no pain or discomfort at all. "It feels like ice cream melting in my mouth," according to one little patient. Truly a game changer. Visit our website to learn more about our new laser.