Helping Your Teen Take Care of Their Teeth

February 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Kay @ 9:51 pm

We have seen a lot of children grow up in our practice , and it is not uncommon for a child who has always been compliant with tooth brushing to suddenly rebel in their teenage years.  Although you are not brushing their teeth for them like you did when they are little, parents still play a critical part in making sure their child is taking care of their teeth. Here are some great tips.

It’s important for your teens to see their dentist twice a year!

Be a detective.  Is their toothbrush wet?  Is their toothpaste being used?  Is there used floss?  If you think they are scamming you, call them out on it and look at their teeth.  Do they smell clean? If their floss smells bad, that is because they are not properly cleaning and flossing their teeth.

Keep talking to them about healthy eating habits.  Once kids are independently mobile, monitoring what they eat and drink can be a challenge.  But keep the conversation going with them, and discourage them from eating high sugar snacks and drinking high sugar  and acidic drinks.

It is so important to have your teen see us twice a year for a professional cleaning and exam.  We can spot developing problems and talk to your child about their habits. Sometimes hearing this from someone other than their parents can be very beneficial.

Bigger kids can mean bigger challenges.  Stay persistent and continue to monitor them.  They may look like they don’t need you involved but they do more than ever.

First Visit to the Dentist

February 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Kay @ 11:37 pm

Preparing your child for their first visit to the dentist is an important part of making the experience positive.   

Talk to them about what is going to happen, and be very positive and excited about it. Reading books or watching videos about their first dental visit is very helpful.  We have had parents recommend this PBS Daniel Tiger video  .  It does a great job in showing a child what to expect so they will be more confident during their visit.

Mom and Dad can prepare ahead too… fill out your new patient forms online ahead of time.  Our new patient forms can be found on our website.  Make a list of questions you may have. thumb sucking, pacifiers, teething…..all of these are areas of concern to parents, so please ask away!

When scheduling your child’s first appointment, find a time when your child is well rested and ready to cooperate.  Make sure they have had a light meal, so they are not hungry during their visit. Many parents have their child brush their teeth before leaving for their visit.  That’s great.  During your visit, Dr Milewski will check your child’s mouth for injuries, cavities or any other issues. And our hygienist will clean and polish your child’s teeth, and talk to them about how to brush and floss.

Setting the ground work ahead of time for your child’s first visit to the dentist is so important!  Well done, Mom and Dad, for taking the time to set your child up for success!

Can Porcelain Veneers Improve Your Smile? Find Out Here

January 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Kay @ 6:22 am

Close up of beautiful smileDid you watch the Golden Globes red carpet this month and wonder, “how do all these celebrities have such perfect teeth!?”. For many, the answer may be porcelain veneers! Thin, porcelain sheaths that are bonded to the front of teeth, porcelain veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of a person’s smile.

The good news is that you don’t have to be a movie star to get the beautiful smile of your dreams! Talk to a cosmetic dentist in Medina and keep reading below to learn more about whether porcelain veneers are the best solution to rejuvenate your smile.

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Warning – Your Dental Fillings Won’t Last Forever!

July 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Kay @ 10:23 pm

attractive woman smiling gorgeous teeth

Dental fillings are essential for restoring teeth affected by cavity development. A local dentist warns that they won’t last forever. Therefore, if it’s been awhile since you had your filling checked, now is a good time to head in for a visit. As you read on, you’ll discover why this is so important, and you’ll also learn how to prevent a big oral health mishap by receiving a new restoration!

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Need an Extraction? Here Are Ways to Replace Your Missing Teeth

May 31, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Kay @ 8:05 pm

Dental implantYou might be a little nervous when your dentist suggests a tooth extraction – after all, doesn’t it sound a little extreme? And what will you do with the gap in your smile? The truth is that removing teeth is actually a very common dental procedure; furthermore, there are many options for replacing missing teeth. Here’s what you need to know when your dentist says it’s time for a tooth to go.

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Your Child’s First Appointment with a Family Dentist in Medina

March 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Kay @ 1:20 am

child at dentistAs a parent, the most important thing to you is sending your child off into the world with all the skills they need to take care of themselves and live happy and healthy lifestyles. But nobody gives you a manual that tells you the little details like when to schedule their first dentist appointment. Luckily, you don’t need that because you have your family dentist in Medina to help! Read on to get the tips that you’ve been looking for about encouraging good dental health for your child. (more…)

New Year, New Smile with Your Dentist in Medina

January 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Kay @ 3:42 am

Beautiful woman smilingThe new year is often a time when you may make resolutions related to your health. Often overlooked, your oral health plays an important roll in your overall wellbeing. What better time to start taking care of your teeth than the beginning of the year? Thankfully, your dentist in Medina has 5 easy oral healthcare resolutions you can make in 2019.

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Dentist in Medina Wants to Help You Maximize Your Insurance

November 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Kay @ 4:26 am

A man at his dental appointment.It’s unfortunate, but many people purchase dental insurance only to have it expire before they get a chance to use it. They may not get the chance to maximize their benefits for a wide variety of reasons, such as not setting aside time throughout the year to visit or simply because they don’t feel the need to visit the dentist if they’ve already been once that year.

What many people don’t realize is their insurance is going to expire on January 1st. Here’s how you can maximize your benefits with a dentist in Medina before the new year!

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No more Hiding Your Ivories – Perfect Your Smile with Teeth Whitening!

March 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Kay @ 12:55 am

man smiling with perfectly white teethWhen you think that people are judging your smile, it’s more than just a whim or shallow assumption. Studies show that one-third of Americans say the first thing they notice is a person’s teeth. And then another data set shows that three-fourths of the population say they would trust a person with a perfect smile even more than someone with a flashy car. That says volumes given that we live in a society that is highly driven by material possessions. This leaves you longing to do something to correct your stained teeth. You want fast results, which is why your local dentist recommends professional teeth whitening. Learn more about how it works as you continue reading.

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Want a Great Smile? Ask Your Dentist in Medina For Options

February 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Kay @ 4:09 pm

Woman smilingWhen it comes to body language, your smile says it all. But does it convey the message that you’re hoping for? Countless studies have shown that an attractive smile helps you come across as more intelligent, attractive and confident. Of course, those are just the qualities that we all hope to present, whether at a job interview, first date or a high school reunion! But if you feel self-conscious or embarrassed about your pearly-whites, your personality won’t be able to shine the way you’d like it to. Thankfully, your dentist in Medina has some great solutions that can give you a smile you feel good about!

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