Being pregnant comes with many responsibilities—and oral hygiene is no exception. For most women, routine dental visits are safe during pregnancy, but let your dental office know what month you are in when making your appointment. If you have a high-risk pregnancy or other medical condition, your dentist and physician may recommend postponing treatment. Tell your dentist about any changes in medications, any special advice from your physician and changes in your mouth, such as swelling, redness and bleeding. The benefits of receiving dental care during pregnancy far outweigh potential risks. When pregnant: Brush thoroughly twice a day with fluoride toothpaste that has […]
Living in the dairy state, we are proud to recommend these teeth friendly foods: Cheese A study published in the journal of the American Academy of General Dentistry reported that eating cheese raised the pH in the subjects’ mouths and lowered their risk of tooth decay. It’s thought that the chewing required to eat cheese increases saliva in the mouth. Cheese also contains calcium and protein, nutrients that strengthen tooth enamel. Yogurt Like cheese, yogurt is high in calcium and protein, which makes it a good pick for the strength and health of your teeth. The probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, […]
Our staff had the unique experience of attending the Creating Exceptional Patient Experience Seminar presented by The Ritz- Carlton Leadership Center held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. While Dr. Thor and Paula attended a half-day leadership session on day one the rest of the team was able to go on a Lambeau Field tour. A great time was had by all and we are excited to start practicing what we learned.
Our Yahara Dental team had another day of great continuing education at a seminar hosted by the Seattle Study Club called 5 Choices to Extra Ordinary Production presented by Franklin Covey. We learned about daily distractions and how to prioritize our responsibilities. As life continues to get busier and busier we sometimes struggle as every day brings us a crushing wave of demands: a barrage of texts, emails, interruptions, meetings, phone calls, tweets, blogs–not to mention the high-pressure challenges of our jobs–that can be overwhelming and exhausting. The sheer number of distractions can threaten our ability to think clearly, […]