Breaking Bad On Your Teeth: Dental Dangers Of Methamphetamine Use

Posted on: 13 March 2015

With the TV show Breaking Bad showing Walter White's rise to power as a drug king, methamphetamine grew in popularity across the world. Most viewers loved Walter for what he was doing for his family. However, the hit series showed very few physical ramifications of meth addiction. Considering an estimated 12 million people have used the drug at least once, meth addiction is more common than most people believe. From extreme weight loss and hallucinations to cardiovascular disease and death, the physical and emotional effects are endless. [Read More]

5 Strategies For Limiting Damage To Your Autistic Child's Teeth

Posted on: 3 March 2015

With autism diagnosis numbers continuing to rise each year, there are millions of parents struggling to help their children reach adulthood with a healthy set of permanent teeth. Autism spectrum disorders both cause behavior that damages the teeth and make it hard for the child to handle a trip to the dentist. Protect your child's teeth despite the challenges by trying these five helpful techniques. Switch Stimming Methods Stimming is repetitive behavior that stimulates at least one of the senses and helps relieve stress and anxiety. [Read More]

ADHD And The Dentist: Helping Your Child Have A Successful Procedure

Posted on: 20 February 2015

Going to the dentist can be hard for any kid, but if your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it can be even more challenging. In order to make the trip to the family dentist go more smoothly, you can employ some strategies to help your child cope. The Challenges A dentist office is full of distractions. Kids with ADHD have trouble sitting still for long periods of time, and may become anxious or excited by loud sounds or bright lights. [Read More]

Preventing Dry Mouth When Using Invisalign

Posted on: 9 February 2015

Using Invisalign to straighten your teeth has many benefits. The clear aligners will be less noticeable than traditional braces, and you will be able to take them out whenever you need. However, you will also need to take extra care of your mouth when using them. This is because some people experience dry mouth when using Invisalign, which can cause problems such as bad breath and compromised dental health. Further, it can be uncomfortable to deal with. [Read More]