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Floss Picks vs. Traditional Floss

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So it's your semiannual dental check-up — are you already dreading being asked if you've been flossing? The general recommendation is to floss at least once a day, but many of us let that fall by the wayside. If you can't seem to get into the routine of using traditional floss, then you may want to consider using a floss pick instead. We wrote up a comparison of the two options to help you decide which is best for you.

Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health

There's a common saying in the dental industry: "healthy mouth, healthy body." Many people don't realize just how connected oral health is to overall health. That's why it's so important to keep up with your regular dental visits! Here are some of the main ways that oral health and overall health are linked:

When Should Kids First Go to the Dentist?

It’s never too early to teach your child to practice good oral hygiene. In fact, you should take your child to his or her first dentist visit as soon as their first tooth erupts, which can be as young as six months old!

While it might sound crazy to take such young children to the dentist, here are reasons why it will only help your child in the future.

Why Are Cavities So Common in Children?

Cavities — a word everyone hopes NOT to hear at the dentist. A majority of people will have at least one cavity in their lifetime, but why does it seem like children get them more frequently than adults? Around 30 to 40% of children have dental disease, making it the most chronic childhood disease. Even parents who routinely brush their child’s teeth (or make sure their child brushes their own teeth) sometimes have to face the fact that their kid has cavities.

Is Flossing Necessary?

It’s not uncommon to rush through your morning and evening routines, especially when it comes to brushing your teeth. If you thought strictly sticking to the recommended two-minute brushing time wasn’t time-consuming enough, you also have to weave between each and every one of your teeth with floss after you’re done brushing. So is it really such a big deal to skip out on floss if you’ve already brushed your teeth?

What Does Pain-Free Dentistry Mean?

Some people fear going to the dentist because of their association with dental procedures and extreme pain. Fortunately, that perception is quite outdated, as technological advances have made pain-free dentistry a reality. Here at Stratman Family Dentistry, we only use the most state-of-the art technology to make your visit comfortable and relaxing.

Saliva — Not Just Spit!

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Here at Stratman Family Dentistry, we believe that knowledge is power. We’d like to share some of our knowledge with you – knowledge about your amazing mouth and all of its parts! We know that the better you understand your mouth and teeth, the better you will be able to tend to your oral health.

Decorate for Christmas with Dental Floss!

You probably already know how important regular flossing is to your dental health. But have you ever thought of decorating for Christmas with dental floss? Here are a few fun ideas for kids of all ages.

Create a Festive Garland

Dental floss is the perfect material for making garlands. It is strong, and the waxed varieties glide easily through almost any material. Try one of these garland ideas:

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