Dental TipsDr. Michael Elison provides a variety of dental tips that will help you and your family with appropriate dental care.
Make Dental Care a Family Affair
Brush your teeth as a family to teach your children the importance of consistent dental care. It will also encourage parents to care for their teeth as well as they set the example.
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Never put your baby to bed with a bottle of juice or milk. This can lead to a condition called baby bottle tooth decay.
Put a sealant on children's teeth to reduce the chance of tooth decay. Sealants can reduce cavities up to 98%!
Replace Worn Toothbrushes
Replace your toothbrush every 3 - 4 months or as needed. Toothbrushes are less effective the more worn they become.
Small Circular StrokesHard brushing isn't necessary and can be damaging to your gums. Instead, use small circular strokes for cleaner teeth and to protect against receding gums.
One General RuleThe one general rule about brushing and flossing; only brush and floss, the teeth you want to keep!
Avoid Sticky SweetsSticky sweets are the ones that are most likely to cause tooth decay. Avoid sticky sweets but if they are eaten, brush right away.