Dolores Reid

How Your Cardiac Medications May Affect Your Mouth

Most family dentistry practitioners are familiar with oral problems that can occur as a result of cardiac medications. If your physician has prescribed medication to lower your blood pressure or to correct a cardiac arrhythmia, you may be at a greater risk for developing gum disease or dental decay. Here are three ways your cardiac medications can affect your teeth and gums, and what you can do about them: Dry Mouth Read More 

Three Tips For Managing Your Autistic Child’s Dental Health

With more and more children being diagnosed on the autistic spectrum, dentists are learning more about how to treat these kids and ensure they get quality dental care. But treating autistic children can be a challenge: In 2008, The Journal of the American Dental Association published a study that found autism patients were much more likely to need general anesthesia because they could not cooperate in the dental chair. As the parent of an autistic child, you have a lot of health issues to be concerned about - but proper oral hygiene is very important. Read More 

How To Prepare For Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Many parents question the purpose of even visiting the dentist in the first year of their child's life. After all, most children don't even have a full set of twenty baby teeth until age three, so what's the importance? Getting an understanding of what your child's first dental visit may entail can help to set you straight regarding your baby's oral health (and why it's so important to start so early). Read More 

Dental Implants: How They Work And Their Procedure

Dental implanting is a valuable therapy for the replacement of your own teeth. They are natural looking and more comfortable to wear than dentures. Implants are useful for anchoring prosthetic or artificial teeth into your jawbone. Their ability to stabilize surrounding teeth is nearly equal to that of your natural teeth. Implants provide a comfortable and secure fit, an appearance that is quite natural, and an influx of self-confidence for people of any age. Read More 

Avoid These Common Mistakes When Brushing Your Teeth

As long as you brush and floss every day, you're doing a good job of caring for your teeth, right? Not necessarily. The way in which you brush is very important. In some cases, brushing improperly may even do more harm than good. Many people make detrimental errors when brushing their teeth, thus rendering their oral hygiene habits less effective than they could be. Avoid these mistakes, and you'll increase your likelihood of staying cavity-free. Read More