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Your turn! From Dental Comfort Center

August 26th, 2010

Week after week, Drs. Graber and Aadland blog about important topics pertinent to dental care and your well-being, including innovative dental techniques we offer. Today, we thought we’d step back and ask you, our loyal patients and readers: What’s on your mind? What would you like to know about the field of dentistry? What would you like us to focus on our blog in the coming months? Let us know by posting here or on our Facebook fan page!

So… take it away and we’ll try to answer any questions you may have!

How to ease dental fears in children, from Dental Comfort Center

August 18th, 2010

Drs. Graber and Aadland know that many children have fear when it comes to visiting the dentist. Our team at Dental Comfort Center found a great article on how to help kids overcome fears of the dentist, courtesy of our friends at WebMD.

A child's first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable and positive. Dental Comfort Center excels at making children feel comfortable visiting the dentist. In fact, most of our patients look forward to their next visit!

Has your child visited us in the last six months? If not, it’s time to schedule an appointment!

Five summer traveling tips, from Dental Comfort Center

August 12th, 2010

Most of us take a vacation during the summer, and often forget to pack the most important of things. Recently, our staff at Dental Comfort Center came across an interesting article from ParentsAsk.com that outlined five important tips for summer travel with children. We strongly encourage you to give this article a read if you’re heading out with the family this summer. Here are even more tips you can use to ensure your vacation packing—and the traveling itself—goes as smooth as possible!

Happy traveling! Be sure to share your summer photos on our Facebook page!

- Dr. Graber and team

Ask Drs. Graber and Aadland: Which toothbrush should my child use?

August 5th, 2010

Drs. Graber and Aadland always tell our patients that brushing your teeth is one of the easiest methods of cavity prevention. But which type of toothbrush should your child use? When choosing a toothbrush, look for round-ended (polished) bristles that clean while being gentle on the gums. Choose one that is specifically designed for children's smaller mouths and hands. Also, look for large handles that can help children control the toothbrush. Lastly, throw out a toothbrush after three months or sooner if the bristles are fraying. Frayed bristles can harm your gums, and are not as effective in cleaning teeth.

As far as which toothpaste is best? It doesn't matter as long as it has fluoride in it. However, for small children who tend to swallow toothpaste, do not use fluoridated toothpaste. Make sure to touch each tooth and every side of that tooth. Also, you do need to gently brush on your gums.

To learn more about choosing the right toothbrush and toothpaste for your child, we encourage you to read this helpful article from Parenthood.com. Or, you may give us a call and we'll try to answer any question you may have about keeping your child's mouth as healthy as possible!

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