Ask Me Anything: How to help sensitive teeth

Do you ever take a sip of water or bite into a meal and feel a little pain? Tooth sensitivity is very common. Dr. Chuck remembers many, many of his patients complaining of tooth sensitivity over his four decades as a dentist. Read on to learn how to alleviate this feeling and to find out if it could be caused by a health issue.

Teach children the importance of oral care early on.

How to help your kids build a lifetime of love for oral hygiene

Effective oral hygiene not only prevents cavities; research shows it can prevent cardiovascular disease, pregnancy and birth complications, and pneumonia. That’s why it’s a good idea to start caring for the mouth at a young age to build a lifetime habit. Children are like sponges. They absorb all the information they see and hear on a daily basis. Read ahead for tips to create a lifetime of love for oral hygiene at a young age.

You can save both time and money with smart dental care.

Save time and money on dental and health care

Today’s increasing everyday costs mean many Americans are looking for ways to save money. One simple way to save yourself time and money is on your at-home dental hygiene routine. Cleaning your teeth the most effective way means you won’t have to spend money on dental problems like cavities and root canals, along with bigger health problems that can arise from oral infections, like cardiovascular disease. You don’t even need to spend money on a toothbrush. If you visit the dentist for a routine cleaning every six months, you’ll usually get a free one.

Your mouth is key to your overall health

Founder of The Dental Medical Convergence, Dr. Chuck Reinertsen, likes to say that the mouth is the front door to the body, and it’s an open door. That’s why it’s so easy for bad bacteria to enter your body.

Implementing an effective at-home oral care routine

Visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings is crucial to maintaining good oral hygiene. Even more important, however, is what happens at home between these visits. Developing healthy oral care habits at home is vital for preventing cavities and gum disease and can help keep your teeth strong for years to come.