Sugary drinks like soda, powdered drink mixes, and sports drinks may be refreshing, but they can be harsh on the hard-outer shell of your teeth (enamel). This experiment will show what sugary and acidic drinks can do to your teeth, as well as the protective abilities of the fluoride found in your toothpaste or mouth rinse. You’ll need: 2 fresh eggs (make sure there aren’t any cracks!) 1 can of cola/soda Fluoride mouth rinse (you can find it in the dental aisle) White vinegar 4 small, clear plastic containers or cups (big enough to hold an egg) Instructions: Place the […]
Are you busy running the kids to events? Do you have back-to-back meetings scheduled? Does your mouth feel stale? Or, can you feel something stuck between your back teeth? Do you wish you could get away to brush your teeth? Some days we just don’t have the opportunity or the facilities to stop and properly take care of cleaning our teeth. Here are some tips for days like these: Drink water or chew sugar free gum. It’s not ideal, but water and sugar free gum can help hydrate your mouth and clear out debris. Carry a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste. They […]
Juice is high in sugar and calories; water and milk are always the best options for your children. In fact, if your child is under one year of age, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests completely removing juice from his or her diet. Children ages 1-6 should have no more than 4-6 oz. of juice each day, according to pediatric guidelines. Children ages 7 to 18 should drink no more than 8-12 oz. (Many juice boxes are about 6 oz. in size, so younger children should have no more than one per day, and older children no more than two.) Allowing your child […]
We are all dreaming of blue skies and warm temperatures. Summer fun is just around the corner; whether it be on the golf course (Dr. Thor’s favorite), time at the cottage, or a family vacation to Disney. Whatever you are looking forward to this summer, I am sure it is not a toothache. We don’t want this summer’s memory to be missing out on the fun because you put off calling us about a discomfort you are experiencing. Schedule your preventative oral health exam to prevent problems and save time and money. Call us TODAY 608-873-7277 and have fun this […]
[row] [/row] Dr. Thor, Paula, and Lauren with Kirk Behrendt from Act Dental taken at the Seattle Study Club seminar in February.