Friday, 24 March 2017

Travel Tips for Your Teeth: Emergencies

In Case of Emergency...
Have your dentist’s contact info handy in your cell phone or keep a business card in your wallet. “If you think you need to talk to somebody, you probably do,” Dr. Messina says. In fact, more dental emergencies can be resolved over the phone than you might think (especially if you keep up regular visits). “As a patient, it’s hard to know the difference between something that needs to be treated right away and something that can wait until you get home,” he says. “That’s what we are here for.”


In Case of Emergency Overseas...
If you are out of the country and absolutely in need of a dentist, Dr. Messina recommends getting in touch with the local consulate or U.S. embassy. “While talking to the concierge at the hotel is OK, ask the consulate and their employees for a recommendation,” he says. “It’s an independent recommendation and not someone who may be driving business because of a contract or to a relative.”

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Dentist Phoenix AZ
Scott A. Simpson, DDS, PLLC
14231 North 7th Street, Suite A1
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Telephone: (602) 464-7211
  
Website: http://www.phoenixsedationdentist.com

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Custom Mouth-guards

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about custom mouth-guards.


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

Dentist Phoenix AZ
Scott A. Simpson, DDS, PLLC
14231 North 7th Street, Suite A1
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Telephone: (602) 464-7211
  
Website: http://www.phoenixsedationdentist.com

Friday, 17 March 2017

Travel Tips for Your Teeth: Toothbrush

Forget Your Toothbrush?

Sunscreen? Check. Phone charger? Check. Toothbrush? Oops. If you find yourself temporarily without a toothbrush, Dr. Messina says you can rinse vigorously with water to wash away some of that cavity-causing bacteria. You could also put some toothpaste on a clean washcloth or your clean finger in a pinch. When you finally get to the nearest drugstore, look for a toothbrush with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. If there aren’t any Seal products, buy the softest brush you can find.

Proper Toothbrush Transport
Letting your toothbrush air dry is how you keep your toothbrush clean at home, but that’s not always possible on vacation. What’s a traveling toothbrush to do? “I’m a big fan of resealable plastic bags. Keeping your toothbrush clean and out of contact with other things is more important that making sure it’s dry on vacation,” Dr. Messina says. “A bag keeps your toothbrush separate from everything else in your luggage. When you get there, pop it open and let your brush air dry.”

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.


Dentist Phoenix AZ
Scott A. Simpson, DDS, PLLC
14231 North 7th Street, Suite A1
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Telephone: (602) 464-7211
  
Website: http://www.phoenixsedationdentist.com

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Smile, It's Important

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about smiling and healthy teeth.


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

Dentist Phoenix AZ
Scott A. Simpson, DDS, PLLC
14231 North 7th Street, Suite A1
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Telephone: (602) 464-7211
  
Website: http://www.phoenixsedationdentist.com

Friday, 10 March 2017

Travel Tips for Your Teeth

Pack an ADA-Accepted Pack of Gum 
Chewing sugarless gum can help relieve ear pressure during a flight - and help keep cavities at bay on vacay. Research shows that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after a meal can help prevent cavities. That’s because it gets saliva flowing, which helps wash away cavity-causing bacteria. Sugarless gum with the ADA Seal is guaranteed to do the trick.

When In Doubt, Brush with Bottled Water 
If you are in a country where the water supply is compromised - or you’re on a wilderness adventure but aren’t sure how clean the stream is - always use bottled water to brush. “Don’t use the local water to brush your teeth,” Dr. Messina says. What happens if you accidentally get local water on your toothbrush? “Get a new one if you can,” he says. “If that isn’t possible, rinse your brush well with bottled water to reduce the risk of getting sick.”

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Dentist Phoenix AZ
Scott A. Simpson, DDS, PLLC
14231 North 7th Street, Suite A1
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Telephone: (602) 464-7211
  
Website: http://www.phoenixsedationdentist.com

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Aging & Your Oral Health

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about aging and your oral health.


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

Dentist Phoenix AZ
Scott A. Simpson, DDS, PLLC
14231 North 7th Street, Suite A1
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Telephone: (602) 464-7211
  
Website: http://www.phoenixsedationdentist.com

Sunday, 26 February 2017

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Because developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February.

Now in its 63rd year, this month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and adults, caregivers, teachers and many others.

Parents and teachers can help kids celebrate and learn more about the importance of a healthy smile. The ADA offers free downloadable information, kid-friendly oral health worksheets and games on MouthHealthy.org, the ADA’s consumer website. Click on the For Kids tab on the left side of the page for a variety of age-appropriate activities, games and videos and presentations. There are also teaching guides that adults can use at home, in the classroom or in other community-based settings.

To read the entire article visit Colgate.com.

Dentist Phoenix AZ
Scott A. Simpson, DDS, PLLC
14231 North 7th Street, Suite A1
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Telephone: (602) 464-7211
  
Website: http://www.phoenixsedationdentist.com