When Should I Change My Toothbrush?

Do you know how often you should replace your toothbrush? We speak about the importance of brushing your teeth properly, but if your toothbrush is damaged, it is impossible to brush your teeth effectively. Since you should be brushing your teeth multiple times a day to remove lingering food and bacteria, your toothbrush needs to be replaced more frequently than other items. You should be replacing your toothbrush every 3–4 months. It is also necessary to replace your toothbrush after an illness such as strep throat. There are always bacteria that linger on your toothbrush, but after an illness, you don’t want the bad bacteria to take over and cause a reinfection.

Summertime Oral Hygiene Tips

Are you ready for the summer season to officially start? We certainly are! After the winter cold, there is nothing like the warmer weather and the opportunity to spend time outdoors. With summer plans, we know that it can get tricky to maintain your oral hygiene routine. This is particularly important to our child and teen patients. We want to give some tips on how to keep your child’s teeth healthy all summer long. Continue reading to learn these helpful tips.

Can Pregnancy Affect Your Oral Health?

Are you or a loved one pregnant or thinking about adding to your family in the near future? You may be surprised to learn that pregnancy can negatively affect the state of your oral health. All of the hormones raging through your system not only affect your body but also your teeth and gums. It is extremely common for pregnant women to experience gum disease and an increase in dental decay.

2 Preventative Dental Care Essentials

It is our dream for our patients to have excellent oral health. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you and your loved ones never had to worry about decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems? While that is, unfortunately, not the reality, there are certain precautions you can take to ensure you have the best oral health possible. Preventative dentistry is one of the best options to improve your current and future oral health. Read on to learn more.

Oral Health Warnings Not To Ignore

During routine oral hygiene examination appointments, we thoroughly inspect your teeth and gums for signs of any problems. Between appointments, it is important to be mindful of your teeth and gums. A problem can arise with your oral health at any time. Like other areas of your body, your mouth gives certain warning signs that you may have a problem with your oral health. These are some signs to be mindful of:

Sports And Orthodontics – The Importance Of Protecting The Teeth

Do you have a child or loved one who plays sports and wears braces? We know that it seems like the supply list for sports is endless, but we have one more item to add. We encourage you to invest in a mouthguard for your child. It will save you a significant amount of money if your child’s mouth were to get injured. While it may seem like traditional braces, clear aligners, or a retainer will protect the teeth if the mouth were to get hit, the opposite is actually true.

Can Medications Affect Your Oral Health?

At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we want our patients to be informed about what can cause problems with their oral health. You may be surprised to learn that many medications, prescription and over-the-counter, can damage your teeth and gums. This is one of the reasons we ask about any changes to your medical history during each visit. There are a number of medications that can negatively affect your oral health and lead to future complications if not monitored. It is important to be mindful of issues such as: