Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mouth Healthy Moments: How to Brush Your Teeth

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about brushing your teeth.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Laser Dental Care

Laser Scanner for Accurate Cavity DetectionDental Laser Scanner Watertown SD
Having the dentist tell you about a large cavity in your tooth is a surprise when you had a check-up just six months earlier with no sign of a cavity. The truth is, that cavity was already there at your last appointment but couldn’t be detected.

Our dentists use the Laser Scanner to identify cavities when they are still very small and can be removed and replaced with a very small filling. The laser scanner will accurately pinpoint the problem for the right treatment, instead of symptoms of pain being misdiagnosed. We want to keep more of your natural teeth intact, and using the laser scanner will allow us to easily diagnose and provide less invasive treatment.
 

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Dental Health Tips

Back To Basics
Believe it or not, brushing your teeth is one of the simplest ways to help maintain your overall health.

How Dental Health Connects To Your Overall Health
This is because dental health is more connected to overall health than most people realize. In fact, doctors and scientists continue to find associations between oral disease and other diseases. Some researchers think that bacteria in the mouth - when they build up and cause inflammation and infection - can contribute to an increased risk of illness or disease elsewhere in the body.

Oral Health and Overall Health
When you have clean teeth and healthy gums, there are fewer bad bacteria to enter your bloodstream and travel to other parts of your body. But an invasive oral surgery, certain medications, or untreated gum disease due to poor oral hygiene could allow these bacteria to spread. Researchers continue to study the links between oral health and overall health.

Health
The bottom line: You can help protect and promote your overall health by maintaining good dental health. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day.

Available For You
These days, so many products are available to help you maintain clean teeth that there is no excuse to avoid good dental care. For example, if your gums are sensitive, in general or due to a recent illness or other medical condition, don't neglect your oral health. Try using an interdental cleaner or an electric flosser (such as the Oral-B Hummingbird) to make dental care more comfortable. And you may want to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid gum irritation. If you have questions about what products are right for you, ask your dentist or dental hygienist.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Convenient & Comfortable Dental Care

Dental patient conveniences Watertown SDMaking the Most of Your Visits
We strive to make your visits to our practice convenient and enjoyable while saving you time and effort. Every patient receives personalized attention, and because we offer the latest in dental services, your treatments will be less time consuming and more comfortable. At Watertown Dental Care, we offer many ways that we achieve this goal.

Sedation Dentistry
We understand multiple appointments may not be possible with your schedule, but in most cases, all dental work can be completed in a single visit with sedation dentistry. This also works well for those fearful of being in the dental chair.

Treatment for the Whole Family
We are a family-oriented practice and attend to the needs of every age group and the unique care of every patient, so bring all your family members.

Emergency Care
Convenient Dental Appointments Watertown SD
When you have an emergency, we are here to bring you relief from pain and handle the problem.

Convenient Location
We are conveniently located on 4th Street Northeast, just a short drive from Interstate 29.

Convenient Hours
We are pleased to provide appointments during early morning hours to suit your schedule.

For Your Enjoyment
Dental Clinic Conveniences Watertown SD
We provide coffee and water in our reception area. In our treatment rooms, you can view large flat-screen TVs and make use of iPads and Leap Pads. iPods are also available for your relaxation.

New Patient Forms
Complete these at home at your leisure. This also saves you time and lets you fill them out in their entirety.

A Complete Range of Financial Options (with or without insurance)
We offer various ways to pay for your care. With insurance, we do the filing for all your benefits. For your part, we accept most credit cards and participate in a financing program for no-interest payment plans.


Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sugarless Gum

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about sugarless gum.



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Promote Oral Health With Good Nutrition

Calcium And Vitamin C Promote Oral Health
Eating a variety of nutritious food is good for your overall health, including your oral health. Some vitamins in particular have demonstrated benefits to building healthy teeth, namely calcium and vitamin C, so be sure to include foods rich in these nutrients in your diet. Calcium has been shown to help build strong teeth, and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that also plays an important role in collagen synthesis, by which it helps you develop and maintain healthy gums.

  • Calcium: Dairy products, including milk, yogurt and cheese are good sources of calcium. Many physicians recommend 1,200 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium daily for most adults, so you may want to consider a calcium supplement, especially if dairy products aren’t a regular part of your diet. Also, try switching to low-sugar or sugar-free varieties of yogurt, since sugar (and bacteria) can promote tooth decay.
  • Vitamin C: Many fruits and vegetables including berries, oranges and cantaloupe, as well as green vegetables including broccoli and spinach are excellent sources of vitamin C.

Of course, in addition to eating right, it’s important to follow a consistent dental care routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily flossing to promote oral health. And be sure to see your dental professional regularly and talk to them if you have questions about how your diet might affect your oral health.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Girl's Sports Mouth Injuries

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about mouth injuries due to sports.



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com

Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene

The Cost Of Dental Treatments
If you develop complications from tooth decay and gum disease, you may be dealing with bills for anything from fillings or crowns to more costly and complicated procedures such as root canals or oral surgery to extract damaged teeth and place dental implants.

The Costs Vary 
The costs of dental treatments vary. For example, the cost of a root canal will depend on the location of the tooth and how many canals are in the tooth that needs the root canal treatment. 

The Cost of Oral Hygiene
By comparison, the cost of basic oral hygiene and preventive teeth cleaning is low. A toothbrush should be replaced every three months or when it appears worn, but that’s just a few dollars. The same goes for dental floss, whether you prefer specialized floss, such as Oral-B’s Ultra Floss, or standard floss. 

Points To Remember
Also, don’t forget that most dental plans cover at least one, and sometimes two, checkups and cleanings per year at little or no cost to you. It’s better to make and keep those appointments, even if you don’t think you have problems with your teeth or oral hygiene, in order to identify and manage potential problems before costly care is required. Remember that your dentist is your partner in oral health, and be sure to keep him or her informed about medications you take and changes in your overall health so your oral hygiene can be tailored accordingly to maximize your health benefits. Some types of medications (including anti-depressants and some heart medications) increase your risk for gingivitis, so be sure to let your dentist know if you start taking any new medication, even if you don’t think it will affect your oral health. 


The above article is from: OralB.com

Watertown Dental Care
600 4th Street NE, Suite 207
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-0747
WatertownDentalCare.com