Dental Tips

Dr. Michael Elison provides a variety of dental tips that will help you and your family with appropriate dental care. 

Family Dentist Tip - Family AffairMake Dental Care a Family Matter

Brush your teeth as a family to teach your children the importance of consistent dental care.  It will also encourage parents to care for their teeth as well as they set the example.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Never put your baby to bed with a bottle of juice or milk.  This can lead to a condition called baby bottle tooth decay. 

Family Dentist Dental Tip - SealantDental Sealants

Put a sealant on children's teeth to reduce the chance of tooth decay.  Sealants can reduce cavities up to 98%! 

Dental Tip - Change Toothbrush

Replace Worn Toothbrushes

Replace your toothbrush every 3 - 4 months or as needed.  Toothbrushes are less effective the more worn they become.

Dental Tip - no hard brushing - circular strokes

Small Circular Strokes

Hard brushing isn't necessary and can be damaging to your gums.  Instead, use small circular strokes for cleaner teeth and to protect against receding gums.

Dental Tip - teeth to keep

One General Rule

The one general rule about brushing and flossing; only brush and floss, the teeth you want to keep!

Dental Tip - gummy treats

Limit Sticky Sweets

Sticky sweets are the ones that are most likely to cause tooth decay.  Limit sticky sweets but when they are eaten, brush right away.