Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick | American Dental Association

When he’s feeling under the weather, ADA dentist Dr. Gene Romo says one thing always helps him feel a little more like himself. “Brushing my teeth when I’m sick actually makes me feel better,” he says. “My mouth feels clean, and in a way, I feel like my health is starting to improve.”

When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is your top priority—and that includes your mouth. “It’s important to take care of your dental health all year round, but especially when you’re sick,” Dr. Romo says.

— Ersland Family Dentistry

Source: Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick | American Dental Association

Bad Breath: 6 Causes (and 7 Solutions) | American Dental Association

Bad breath happens. If you’ve ever gotten that not-so-fresh feeling on a date, at a job interview or just talking with friends, you’re not alone. Studies show that 50 percent of adults have had bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives.

There are a number of reasons you might have dragon breath. While many causes are harmless, bad breath can sometimes be a sign of something more serious.

— Ersland Family Dentistry

Source: Bad Breath: 6 Causes (and 7 Solutions) | American Dental Association

Thanksgiving Snacks Kids Will Crave Their Whole Lives | Patient Connect 365

In the United States, November is a month of celebration and change. Sundays are filled with football; plans for Thanksgiving preoccupy our minds; and for most of us, temperatures edge closer to freezing.

In the spirit of these two themes (celebration and change), we’re offering a few dead-simple, good-for-you food switcheroos to help you celebrate!

— Ersland Family Dentistry

Source: Thanksgiving Snacks Kids Will Crave Their Whole Lives | Patient Connect 365

5 Steps to a Flawless Floss | American Dental Association

Turkey caught in your teeth? Good thing the Friday after Thanksgiving is National Floss Day! Perfect your technique with this step-by-step guide.

We know we should floss at least once a day, but not everyone knows the right way to do it. Use this step-by-step guide to find out how to properly floss your teeth:

— Ersland Family Dentistry

Source: 5 Steps to a Flawless Floss | American Dental Association