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Posted March 27, 2024 / Blog, Patient Care
Ryan Whalen

Keys to Successful Dental Visits for Kids

There are very few people in the world who would choose to go to the dentist as their favorite thing to do, and kids are no exception. Here are a few tips to help ensure a more successful dental visit for your child: Encourage age-appropriate daily oral hygiene routines at home. The best checkups are… (Read More)

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Posted March 13, 2024 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Ryan Whalen

A Dental First Aid Kit for Kids

Most homes have a standard first-aid kit—and with the demanding schedules of the average American family today, it’s smart to keep one in your vehicle, too. Whether at home or away from home, active kids like to run, play, climb, and jump off things—and sometimes emergency dental injuries follow. Whalen Dentistry thinks it’s a great… (Read More)

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Posted February 13, 2024 / Blog, Patient Care
Ryan Whalen

Oral Piercings: Not Cool for Teeth

Remember that guy with the lip ring you had a crush on in high school? I wonder how his teeth are doing now. Don’t get us wrong—at Whalen Dentistry, we’re all about the freedom of self-expression, and if body modifications like tattoos and piercings are your thing, we support you. However, as your dental health… (Read More)

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Posted January 27, 2024 / Blog, Dental Health
Ryan Whalen

Ages & Stages: Kids & Oral Hygiene

Very few opinions are universally shared, but we’re willing to bet on one: the best dental checkups are the ones where Whalen Dentistry says the beautiful words: “No cavities!” At-home oral hygiene routines are the most effective tool people of any age have to keep their teeth healthy, but when it comes to pediatric dentistry,… (Read More)

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Posted January 16, 2024 / Blog, Dental Technology
Ryan Whalen

Benzocaine is Not Safe for Teething!

Benzocaine has been an over-the-counter local dental anesthetic for people of all ages for many years. It is available in most drugstores, often under product names such as Anbesol®, Orajel™ , Hurricaine®, and Baby Orajel™.  Recently, the use of benzocaine has been linked to a rare but serious condition called methemoglobinemia, a disorder that reduces… (Read More)

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Posted December 27, 2023 / Blog
Ryan Whalen

Strategies for Teasing: Helping Kids Feel Better About Their Smile

Every kid feels uncomfortable in social situations sometimes, especially when they feel they “look different”—and studies show the #1 reason kids are bullied for their appearance is the way their teeth look. Bullies sense this discomfort and annoy, anger, and confuse kids who already feel vulnerable—and if the child being teased is openly reactive, the… (Read More)

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Posted December 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Technology
Ryan Whalen

Hate Flossing? – 5 Flossing Alternatives

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who floss, and those who don’t. Diligent flossers everywhere inspire those of us who live with them or know them. Flossing may not be a philosophical virtue but it’s certainly high on the list of qualities amongst people who “have it together.” Read more below… (Read More)

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Posted November 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health
Ryan Whalen

Relief from Dry, Chapped & Cracked Lips

We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Whalen Dentistry, we keep abreast of the oral health needs of Cornelius, so here are a… (Read More)

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