This is a patient of ours we pick up for her appointments. This was the first time she ever rode in a convertible! She was sooooo excited. Just look at that smile! She is 89 years young!
We just had to share this article about one of our favorite patients. Morgan is smiling so big because she loves coming to visit Koch Park Dental and she’s happy about the fantastic caring dental treatment she receives from us. Thank you, Morgan, for being such an amazing patient!
Random Act of Sportsmanship at CYC Golf Championships
Golf is known as a gentlemen’s/ladies’ game. You keep your own score. Officials in black and white stripes, with whistles, yellow and red card can not be found on a golf course. The spectators are much quieter. They do not cheer very loud when a good shot is made, instead a polite golf clap. Everyone is very cognizant of the etiquette of golf. They do not want to disturb another player on the course. Golfers and spectators alike consider the other golfers on the course.
On June 23, during the CYC Archdiocesan Championship, one player, a 5th grade golfer from St. Ferdinand, Morgan Sansone, was recognize for her great sportsmanship. She was always smiling, congratulating fellow players in her foursome when they hit a good shot. Keep in mind these are players from other districts, whom she just met that morning. Her attitude and enjoyment of the game was contagious. Morgan is the recipient of the Random Acts of Sportsmanship Award.
(article from Catholic Youth Council)
Our Patient Appreciation day was a huge success! Thanks to all who came out to join us. We’d like to announce the winner of our candy jar raffle, Megan! There was 118 candies in the jar, and Megan guessed 100!
Though Tempting, They Could be Hurting Your Oral Health More than You Know.
NO, YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE who enjoys sneaking a late-night snack. We know how it is. Some things just taste better after midnight, right? But did you know that late-night snacking can actually have a negative impact on your teeth?
Ever Wonder Why We Brush Before Bedtime?
Traditionally, before bed is a good time to take care of your oral health and beauty regimes. There’s good reason for that. During the night, saliva production slows down. Saliva is pivotal in keeping your mouth clean—washing away leftover food and reinforcing tooth enamel. It’s like your mouth’s police force. Your mouth minus saliva’s full effects—combined with teeth that aren’t clean—leaves bacteria and plaque to better wreak havoc throughout the night.
What To Do About It
Here’s advice from our practice for facing late-night eating temptation:
- [font_icon icon=”caret-right” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”10px” margin_left=”0″]If you have a snack, rinse or brush your teeth afterward.
- [font_icon icon=”caret-right” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”10px” margin_left=”0″]Try not to eat or drink anything but water during the hour prior to going to bed.
- [font_icon icon=”caret-right” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”10px” margin_left=”0″]When snacking fever strikes, opt for healthier foods.
As always, thanks. Thank you for being our valued patients and friends.
The Academy Of General Dentistry Talks About Kissing’s Pros And Cons
IS LOVE RISKY? You’ll have to answer that question on your own! But there’s one component—kissing—that our practice would like to briefly address below (along with some advice from the Academy of General Dentistry).[hr style=dotted-line margin_top= margin_bottom=]
Bacteria Can Lead To Increased Plaque Which Can Lead To Tooth Decay
Kissing Introduces Your Mouth To Someone Else’s Bacteria And Viruses
- [font_icon icon=”caret-right” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”10px” margin_left=”0″] Cold Sores – Cold sores are a manifestation of a herpes virus. Even when there are no signs, it can be contagious.
- [font_icon icon=”caret-right” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”10px” margin_left=”0″] Colds And Flus – Lots of viruses are included under the blanket “common cold” term. Colds happen, but you can decrease the spread by avoiding kissing while you’re sick.
- [font_icon icon=”caret-right” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”10px” margin_left=”0″] Mononucleosis – Also known as mono, glandular fever, or the kissing disease. It’s caused by a virus infection that’s easily spread by saliva, and can knock you out for weeks.
Yes, There Are Lots Of Kissing Positives Too
Any Questions About All This?
Thanks again for the trust you place in us! We value your friendship!
Have a Healthy Smile for that Extra Boost of Confidence for Back to School
ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, TOOTH DECAY is one of our most common, modern-day chronic diseases. In fact, by the time children begin kindergarten, 40 percent have some kind of tooth decay! Remember, just because your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews aren’t complaining about tooth pain (and their teeth “look” OK), it doesn’t necessarily mean their teeth are OK.
Typically Included In A Regular Checkup Or Back-To-School Exam:
- Thorough Cleaning: Professional cleanings help prevent gum disease—keeping your teeth healthier, longer.
- Checking For Cavities: Take care of cavities before they become bigger problems, leading to pain and tooth loss.
- Checking Existing Dental Work: We check fillings, crowns, sealants, etc.
- Examining Oral Tissue & Jaw Function: Early detection helps prevent oral cancer and related problems.
- Fluoride Application: For cavity prevention.
Important Things You Can Do
- Have your children brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Remind them to brush gently and pay special attention to their gum line.
- Teach the good habit of flossing each day.
- Give kids healthier snack foods such as fresh fruits and veggies.
- Limit sugary snacks & high-carb foods. The bacteria that cause tooth decay love simple sugars—especially those in treats.
- If the children in your life like to chew gum, offer sugar-free options.
- Always talk with our team if you notice any unusual oral health changes.