We recommend that a person with healthy gums and good oral hygiene habits see the dentist every six months. Those with harder to care for teeth due to overlapping teeth or gum conditions such as gingivitis may need to come on a more frequent interval. But phobias of the dentist, a hectic lifestyle, or as… Read more about Thinking of Skipping a Dental Check-up?
Beware of “Mask Mouth”
During the pandemic, we have been wearing masks over our mouths to prevent the virus’s spread. We have noticed several behaviors related to the face coverings that may lead to oral health problems. The term “meth mouth” is a name used by dentists to depict methamphetamine users. Users often have sugar-cravings, teeth grinding, and jaw… Read more about Beware of “Mask Mouth”
Do you have an Attitude of Gratitude?
Someone told me that if you write down three things you are grateful for each day, it will add at least six months to your life. Well, I’m not sure that is true, but being thankful is a way to bring positivity into your life. It has been a tough six months. We were isolated… Read more about Do you have an Attitude of Gratitude?
ZOOM and your Confidence
COVID-19 has brought many changes to our working and social lives. While we are out, we wear masks, hiding our smiles, but not at home in video chat rooms. Many apps, such as Google Hangouts and ZOOM are acquiring new members. Out of necessity, our lives have migrated online during the pandemic. People are spending… Read more about ZOOM and your Confidence
Floss, Brush, Rinse, & CHEW?
Chew is snacking on Sugar-Free gum, such as Trident, Orbit, or any other sugar-free gum, preferably with Xylitol.
Tooth Fairy Corner
The Tooth Fairy has been putting money under the pillows of children in exchange for a lost tooth for many years. She has seen many baby teeth and has great info about their care during the years. She has also picked up many facts about adult teeth. She has agreed to take time to answer… Read more about Tooth Fairy Corner
Does Wearing a Mask Protect You as Well as Others?
We’ve been told that wearing a mask is a selfless act to protect others. But, now, it turns out that we are helping ourselves as well.According to research done by Dr. Monica Ghandi, if you wear a mask and are exposed to the virus, the viral load incident will be much less, making the disease… Read more about Does Wearing a Mask Protect You as Well as Others?
Wearing a Mask the Right Way
At Robert A. Foster, Jr. DMD PC, we are committed to making sure our team and dental family stays healthy. Therefore, we think that wearing a mask when you are not able to be socially distant is just the right thing to do. But, in order for the mask to do its job, it must… Read more about Wearing a Mask the Right Way