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Erin Prach DDS Blog

Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

September 17, 2020

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Woman smiling

You rely on your teeth in order to eat, speak, and smile. Even though you brush them twice and floss once every day, you probably don’t think about them all that often. There may be a lot of things that you don’t already know about them. As dental care has become more advanced, so has our knowledge of your smile. Continue reading to learn some interesting facts about your smile from your dentist in Casper.

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Electric vs. Manual – Which Toothbrush Is Better?

August 23, 2020

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Woman deciding between manual and electric toothbrush

You know that you should be brushing your teeth every day in order to maintain a healthy smile. Removing leftover food debris, bacteria, and plaque buildup is crucial in order to prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other issues in your mouth. But are you sure that you’re using the best toothbrush? There are two main types of toothbrushes available: manual and electric. But is electric really the better option? Read on to learn more from your dentist in Casper about the pros and cons of each type as well as which one is the best option.

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How to Tell If Your Child is Suffering From TMD

July 18, 2020

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a little boy wearing a white t-shirt and holding his jaw because of increased pain

Unsure why your child is complaining of chronic jaw pain? Do they experience severe headaches or ear pain? Maybe you’ve noticed them having difficulty chewing or biting down when eating? These and other common symptoms are clear indicators that your child is dealing with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). While it is unpleasant for your little one and certainly for you as a parent having to witness this level of discomfort, there are ways to treat children’s TMD. Let a local expert explain what you should look for and how to help your child achieve relief from the pain.

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Should I Be Worried About My Child’s Snoring? Recognizing the Risk of Sleep Apnea

June 19, 2020

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Young girl snoring and sleeping on her stomach

Have you noticed your child snoring loudly at night? Do they tend to act up at school or fall asleep in the middle of the day? It could be that they’re suffering from sleep apnea; this disorder mainly affects adults, but children can develop it as well, and the impact on their overall health is no less devastating. It’s essential to recognize potential sleep apnea as early as possible so you can know whether you need to seek treatment through HealthyStart™ in Casper or other means. Read on to learn more about the warning signs of childhood sleep apnea and why it needs to be caught as soon as possible.

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What Sets HealthyStart™ Apart?

May 8, 2020

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a little girl hugging a young woman from behind with her arms crossed around the woman’s neck and shoulders

Is your child having difficulty breathing at night? Are they dealing with problem areas of the smile that could lead to orthodontic treatment in the future? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you might consider looking at ways in which you can help your child improve their sleep and avoid years spent in braces. But with so many possible solutions, how do you know which one to choose? Before you simply pick the first one you find, consider why HealthyStart™ in Casper is the better alternative for your little one.

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How Much Sleep Should My Child Get Every Night?

April 5, 2020

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a little girl in bed holding her teddy bear and sleeping

Worried your child isn’t getting the right amount of sleep each night? This is a common concern shared by most parents but finding out how to fix it isn’t always easy. From establishing early bedtimes and creating an environment that is calming and relaxed to repeatedly saying, “Go back to bed” at least 10 times every evening, it may feel as if there is no hope when it comes to ensuring your child gets the appropriate amount of rest. Luckily, there is a program that is designed to help your little one when it comes to sleep – HealthyStart in Casper. To learn more about this unique program, spend some time reading the following article and get the answers you need to help your child become more well-rested.

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Is Brushing Your Teeth Right After Eating Hurting Your Smile?

March 11, 2020

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Concerned woman looking at toothbrush should see her Casper dentist

Do you brush your teeth right after eating meals? While cleaning your teeth off right away may seem like a great idea, this practice could actually do more harm than good. Instead of clearing away plaque, brushing too soon after eating could damage your enamel and weaken your teeth. Read on as your Casper dentist explains how this process works and how you can keep your smile clean and safe.

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What Can You Do to Help Your Child Avoid Night Terrors?

February 7, 2020

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a little girl in bed with the covers pulled up to her as dark, scary hands reflect on the wall at nighttime

Are you waking suddenly throughout the night to your child screaming and rolling around in their bed? Do you attempt to wake them only to realize it’s proving more difficult than you’d expect? It might be that they are having a night terror. This inherited disorder can be caused due to different factors, but if you also notice that they are having difficulty breathing, it may be that they are suffering from a sleep disorder – a common cause of night terrors in children. To help your child breathe better and no longer fear going to sleep at night, find out how HealthyStart in Casper can be a game-changer for you and your family.

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8 FAQs About HealthyStart and Its Outstanding Benefits For Kids

January 11, 2020

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Child holding a blue mouthpiece

A child’s formative years are absolutely crucial for their mental, physical and social development. HealthyStart is an easy but highly-effective intervention that addresses sleep disordered breathing (SBD) as well as misalignments of the teeth and jaws early on. To help you have all the information you need about HealthyStart and how it can help your child, keep reading for answers to 8 common FAQs. 

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Does Charcoal Teeth Whitening Actually Work?

December 12, 2019

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person brushing their teeth with activated charcoal

One of the trends that took the dental world by storm this past year was using activated charcoal toothpaste to whiten teeth. People all over social media claim that the absorbent qualities of activated charcoal allow it to soak up stains on your teeth and give you a smile fit for the silver screen. But does it actually work? How does it compare to professional teeth whitening in Casper? Read more to find out.

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