15 Things Every Pregnant and New Mom Should Know about Dental Care

written by CariFree

Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk of developing gum disease, because your oral health can affect the health of your developing baby don’t forget these important tips about staying healthy! After your little bundle of joy joins the world their oral health is in your hands. Know the best ways to ensure a […]

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Category: Bacteria, Xylitol

You are invited!

written by CariFree

Sugar Awareness Month at Advanced Dentistry by Design in Carson City, NV October 1 - November 1 Drs. Kelly, Clint Euse and Dr. Randy Wright along with the Advanced Dentistry by Design team want to be sure you are making smart choices for yourself and your children this Halloween season to prevent cavities. They would like to […]

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Category: Xylitol

7 easy ways to beat dry mouth

written by CariFree

If you find your mouth feels dry and sticky during the day and night you may be one of the millions of sufferers of dry mouth. There are many causes of dry mouth, some controllable and some not. No matter the cause, lack of saliva diminishes your body’s natural ability to protect itself against cavities. […]

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Category: Bacteria, Caries, Xylitol

Real Talk: What does it mean to watch?

written by CariFree

I got a phone call from my good friend, Cassie, the other day.  She had just returned from a dental appointment and had some questions… “During my exam, Dr. Swanson rattled off several numbers to watch.  I’m assuming the numbers were referring to my teeth, but what does it mean to watch them?” Cassie asked. […]

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Before that first slice of chocolate cake…

written by CariFree

Before she gave birth to her precious baby boy last August, a good friend of mine came to me and asked what she should do to prevent her baby from getting cavities.  “My husband and I both have such terrible teeth, I don’t want my baby to have the same bad luck we’ve had,” she […]

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Baby Kisses

written by CariFree

Most of you would have no problem turning down a kiss from the photo in “Would you kiss THIS mouth?“, but what about those sweet little kisses that nobody can resist.  I don’t have kids of my own and even I know that it is impossible to refuse a toothless chubby-cheeked baby kiss, drool and all. […]

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Trick or treat!

written by CariFree

In case your local grocery store has failed to remind you with their overflowing candy displays, Halloween is almost here!  With the inevitable surge in sugar consumption upon us, I felt it fitting to devote this week’s blog to sugar.  But not sucrose, the likely sweetener in your favorite candy, I’m going to tell you […]

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Category: Bacteria, Caries, Xylitol