Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Treatment for Abscessed Teeth

Learn more about the treatment for abscessed teeth.



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Tooth Abscess Symptoms And Treatment

Symptoms And Treatment Of Tooth Abscess
If you have a toothache that goes beyond mild to moderate tooth pain and reaches a level of severe, throbbing pain, it could be a sign of a tooth abscess. A tooth abscess is a pus-filled lesion at the roots of a tooth, and is caused by an infection. The first sign is a throbbing toothache that won’t go away.

At first, the tooth will likely be sensitive to chewing and biting, as well as to heat and cold. You also may develop a fever, swollen lymph nodes in your jaw or neck, or swelling on your face.

If the abscess ruptures, you’ll know because of the nasty-tasting discharge in your mouth. Although the pain may recede if the abscess ruptures, you still need to be treated by a dentist in order to get rid of the infection, save the tooth and avoid complications. If the abscess doesn’t rupture, the infection can spread to other parts of the body. This is not a problem to ignore.

Treatment will likely include draining the abscess if it hasn’t ruptured. Your dentist also may recommend that you take over-the-counter pain relievers, rinse your mouth with warm salt water, and take antibiotics. More severe abscesses may require a root canal to remove infected tissue, and the worst cases require extraction of the tooth.

A tooth abscess can get its start as an untreated tooth cavity, so the best way to prevent an abscess is to prevent the cavity in the first place by following a consistent oral health routine of twice daily tooth brushing and daily flossing. Regular visits to your dentist are important too, especially if you’ve been treated for an abscess. This allows your dentist to confirm that the infection has cleared.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Pregnancy & Oral Health

Learn more about the risks to your oral health during pregnancy.



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Causes and Treatment of Canker Sores

Cold Sores and Canker Sores Compared
It’s easy to confuse cold sores and canker sores.

Unlike a cold sore, a canker sore is not contagious, and it appears on the inside tissues of the mouth rather than the outer surface of the lip (which is where cold sores appear). A canker sore, also known as an apthous ulcer, looks like a small, round or oval lesion that has a white or yellowish center surrounded by red. They tend to be indented, like a crater, rather than raised, like a bump.

Canker sores most often appear on the inside of the cheeks and lips or at the base of the gum. Canker sores are not usually associated with bleeding gums, so if you are experiencing bleeding gums you should see your dentist to be evaluated for possible gum disease.

The majority of canker sores are mild. Mild canker sores are less than one-third of an inch long and usually heal on their own after a few weeks.

But major apthous ulcers, defined as larger than 10 mm in size, can take more than a month to heal and can cause scarring when they finally do heal. So it’s important to visit your doctor or dentist if you have a canker sore that has persisted for more than a few weeks. These large ulcers are most common in young adults after puberty, and they are more likely to recur than smaller sores. Older adults are more prone to herpetiform lesions, in which dozens of tiny lesions group together to form a large ulcer.

The exact cause of canker sores remains uncertain, but possible factors include an allergic reaction to bacteria in the mouth, a minor injury to the inside of the mouth due to dental work or poorly fitting dental appliances, food allergies or health problems, such as celiac disease and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Although most canker sores resolve on their own, if you have a large or stubborn lesion, your dentist may prescribe an antibiotic mouth rinse, topical paste to apply to the lesion, or a nutritional supplement if poor nutrition may be the cause of the canker sore.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Advanced Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning Cincinnati OHThe Cleanest Your Teeth Can Be
We want your teeth to be the cleanest for good health, and we use the Piezo Scaler™ to give your teeth and gums a deep, thorough cleaning. It easily and quickly removes build-up of plaque and calculus with high-frequency vibrations. It works faster than regular scaling instruments, and the results? Your teeth have never felt cleaner! 


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Special Care Dentistry

Learn more about dental care for people with special needs.



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

What To Know About TMJ

What Are TMJ Diseases And Disorders? 
TMJ diseases and disorders are a group of conditions that cause pain in and around the jaw joint (called the Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ) and nearby muscles. Jaw problems affect a person's ability to speak, eat, chew, swallow and even breathe.

What Are Symptoms Of TMJ?
Pain is the most common symptom of TMJ; however, some people have no pain but still have problems using their jaws. Specific symptoms include:
Face pain
Pain in the jaw joint and nearby areas, including the ear
Back pain
Inability to open the mouth comfortably
Clicking, popping or grating sounds in the jaw joint
Locking of the jaw when attempting to open the mouth
Headaches
A bite that is uncomfortable or feels “off”
Swelling on the side of the face, neck or shoulder

Other symptoms may include ringing in the ears, decreased hearing, dizziness and vision problems.

Keep in mind that occasional discomfort in the jaw joint or chewing muscles is common and is not a cause for concern. Many people with TMJ problems get better without treatment. Often the problem goes away on its own in several weeks to months.

To read the entire article please visit: OralB.com

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com 

Monday, 1 December 2014

Digital Dental X-Rays

Digital Dental Xrays75% Reduction in Radiation

There is no more waiting time to view your X-rays. With 75% less radiation, digital X-rays will capture images of your entire mouth that are available immediately on our computer screen. With no development necessary, there are no chemicals to pollute the environment. 


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com 

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Bad Breath (also known as Halitosis)

Learn more about Bad Breath, which is also known as Halitosis.



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Laser Dentistry

The Laser Scanner Finds Ultrasmall Cavities Years Earlier
Dental Laser Scanner CincinnatiAt your last visit to the dentist, you had no sign of a cavity. Now, just six months later, you’re wondering how you have a large cavity in such a short time. In reality, the cavity already existed – it just wasn’t detectable on X-rays or with visual examination. We use the Laser Scanner to identify even the smallest cavity, when it can be repaired with a very small, invisible filling. This technology allows Dr. Hagen to accurately pinpoint the cause of sensitivity and pain, allowing more of your natural tooth to remain intact. 


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Friday, 14 November 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 6

I have diabetes. Will I get gum disease
Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects your body's ability to process sugar. The resulting high blood sugar can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body. Diabetes can also lower your resistance to infection and can slow the healing process. If you have diabetes, you are at greater risk of developing some oral health problems, including gum disease, so it's important that you are extra diligent with your oral health.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Periodontics

Learn more about Periodontics, which is the treatment of the tissue (gums) supporting and surrounding the teeth..



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Friday, 7 November 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 5

Bad breath can be an indicator of gum disease
Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth can be an indicator of gum disease and other oral diseases so it is important that you uncover whatís causing the problem. If constantly have bad breath, make an appointment to see your dentist. Regular checkups allow your dentist to detect any problems as your bad breath may be the sign of a medical disorder. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your primary care physician.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Defeat Gum Disease Painlessly
Arestin - Gum Disease TreatmentDr. Hagen uses ARESTIN™ to successfully fight periodontal disease to return your gums to a healthy state. These tiny microspheres in powder form are applied directly to the infection. They are time released and continually work to kill the bacteria. Best of all, this antiobiotic relieves the problem painlessly. 



Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Scaling and Root Planing

Learn more about Scaling and Root Planing to remove tartar and plaque below the gum line



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Friday, 31 October 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 4

Bleeding gums during pregnancy is normal
While it’s true that some women develop a condition known as “pregnancy gingivitis,” it’s not true that everyone experiences this. You can help prevent this condition by taking extra care during your brushing and flossing routine. Your dentist may recommend more frequent cleanings to prevent this.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Convenient Dental Care

Your Time is ValuableFamily Dental Treatment Cincinnati OH

We focus our services to bring you the best dental care and, at the same time, to save you time and effort. We give every family member the attention and individual care he or she needs. We strive to make your visits convenient and enjoyable.

Here is what we provide:

  • Relaxing Visit – We want you to feel comfortable in our office and relaxed for treatments. We offer nitrous oxide that will relieve your anxieties for any work that needs to be done. Once the procedure is over, you are alert and can drive yourself home.

  • Treatment for the Whole Family – We know every patient is unique, and we provide the special care every family member needs, whether a toddler or a grandparent.

  • Same-Day Emergency Care – We are here to help ease your discomfort if you face a dental emergency – without making you wait!

  • Conveniently Located – Our office is located on Cincinnati’s west side, only 15 minutes from downtown. You can find the office easily at 4998 Glenway Avenue.

  • Easy AccessEasy Access – We make it easy to get into our office with ample parking and wheelchair-accessible ramps and doorways.

  • For Your Enjoyment – We make your visits enjoyable with DVD glasses, Wi-Fi internet, and refreshments.

  • New Patient Forms – You can complete these forms at home, when it is convenient for you and to take your time to provide all the information.

  • A Complete Range of Financial Options (with or without insurance) – For those who have dental insurance, we will file your claim for maximum benefits. We also accept most credit cards and offer a payment plan without any interest.


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com 


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Endodontics

Learn more about Endodontics, which is the treatment of the pulp and nerves of a tooth.



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Friday, 24 October 2014

Solutions for Slipping Dentures

Overdentures – The Answer for Slipping DenturesDental Implants Dentistry Cincinnati OH

If you have put up with slipping, tilting, or wandering dentures long enough, we have an answer for you with the recent advancement of overdentures. Your dentures or bridge are anchored with an implant to eliminate the problems of loose-fitting dentures. Our dental team will restore your confidence with a great fit and look! 


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 3

Having gum disease means I will lose my teeth
Not so! You don’t have to lose any of your teeth to gum disease if you practice good oral hygiene. That means brushing your teeth twice a day, cleaning between your teeth daily, eating a healthy diet, and scheduling regular dental visits. Even if you are diagnosed with gum disease, your dentist can design a treatment plan to help you keep it under control.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Dental Assistant

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about the role played by your Dental Assistant!



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 2

I don't have cavities so I can't have gum disease
Being cavity-free doesn’t ensure you are in the clear where gum disease is concerned. That’s because gum disease is painless and many people have no idea they have it. Gums that bleed easily or are red, swollen or tender is a sign of gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease and the only stage that is reversible. When caught early gingivitis can usually be eliminated by a professional cleaning at the dental office, followed by daily brushing and flossing.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer – Are You at Risk?Oral Cancer Screening Cincinnati OHIt is a staggering statistic that one American every hour dies from oral cancer. This mortality rate has not changed in 40 years! With modern technology, oral cancer can be detected and easily cured in the early stages. The good news is that there is a 90% success rate. We are very pleased to offer our patients VELscope™. This quick and easy exam is extremely effective. Using a specially designed light, any abnormal tissue can be identified. We highly recommend an exam with VELscope, as it could save your life!

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Dental Hygienist

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about the role played by your Dental Hygienist!



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 1

Gum disease is not that common
On the contrary, gum disease is extremely common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and older suffer from some form of gum disease. Gum disease, an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth, is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. Plaque that is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. 

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  


Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment

Do You Find Yourself Falling Asleep on the Job?
Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Cincinnati OHHave you ever caught yourself falling asleep during the day? Do you snore loudly at night? Perhaps you may be suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea. Your airway does not stay open as it should, resulting in a narrowed passageway for the air to flow in and out of your lungs. Traditional treatment is a CPAP device, which is a mask that fits over the nose and mouth. A small machine pumps air continually through the mask throughout the night. Although it relieves the problem, its bulkiness produces another problem – it is uncomfortable to wear, so many patients stop using it.

If you have tried the CPAP device and are frustrated with it, we have an alternative that is small, light, and easy to put in and take out. This acrylic device goes over your upper and lower teeth. It will reposition your tongue and jaw to keep your airway open for sufficient airflow to and from your lungs. The results have been astounding, with over 90% of those who use it having successful improvement. Give us a call to discuss this latest appliance so you can have a good night’s rest again.


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Dentist: Doctors of Oral Health

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about the role played by Dentists!



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Thursday, 25 September 2014

White Dental Fillings

No Mercury! No Metals! No Kidding!White Dental Fillings Dentist CincinnatiSilver-mercury amalgam has been the standard in filling material for many years. It provides only a moderate restoration, as metal does not bond well to teeth, allowing decay to eventually set in under the filling. Patients also don’t care for the very noticeable dark filling in light teeth.

Although some practices still use this material, we offer our patients modern composite resin fillings that contain no metals, bond tightly to teeth to actually strengthen them, and are not noticeable. This material can be made to match the shade of your teeth and are aesthetically pleasing while lessening the chance of decay.


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

What is Tooth Sensitivity?

What is Tooth Sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity is a common name for dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity. If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful then you have sensitive teeth.

Is Tooth Sensitivity Common? 
Tooth sensitivity is very common and it has been estimated that approximately half the population experiences tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity can come and go over time.

Why does Tooth Sensitivity (Dentin Hypersensitivity) Happen? 
Tooth sensitivity is usually caused by dentin on root areas exposed due to receded gums or periodontal disease. Receded gums are very common and up to four fifths of people have gum recession by the time they are 65.  

When the root of a tooth becomes exposed it does not have a layer of enamel like the crowns of your teeth. Instead the roots have a very soft covering called cementum, which once lost leaves the dentin of the root exposed.  Overzealous brushing or using a very abrasive toothpaste can also cause abrasion of the tooth's enamel surface and expose dentin. A very acidic diet - for example a diet with a lot of citrus food, pickles or sodapop - can cause tooth erosion and dissolve the tooth surface, exposing the dentin. Bulimia and GERD can also result in dental erosion and sensitivity due to acid in the mouth.

To read the entire article visit Colgate.com

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about overcoming dental anxiety.



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Treatment Options for Tooth Sensitivity

The best way to find out why a tooth is sensitive is to have dental professional examine you. They can look for the signs of dentin exposure, and run tests to determine what the true cause of the sensitivity is. Sometimes, the sensitivity is due to a cavity or gum disease ñ these can be treated to address the sensitivity. Other times, the cause of the sensitivity is because the enamel has been lost through abrasion or erosion, or the gums have receded, causing the roots to be exposed.

What Can Be Done?
If the sensitivity is due to a cavity, a restoration can be placed. If gum disease is the cause, the dental professional can perform a thorough cleaning of the area.

However, if the cause is from dentin being exposed, then there are a number of professional and at home treatments that can be used to reduce the sensitivity.

In Office Procedures:

  • Fluoride varnish can be applied to exposed areas, strengthening the enamel and dentin
  • Fluoride foam or gel can be placed into a mouth tray; you then sit with this in your mouth for 3-5 minutes, providing the teeth with a high concentration of fluoride to strengthen the areas
  • Bonding agent, the material used to stick tooth colored restorations to teeth, can be used to seal the dentin surface and provide a barrier to the stimuli that cause sensitivity

At Home:

  • Use a very soft bristle tooth brush, with low abrasive tooth paste
  • Brush correctly and do not over brush
  • Use a tooth paste specially formulated to soothe the nerve endings in the tooth
  • Use a high concentration fluoride toothpaste (given to you by the dental professional) to strengthen the tooth surface

There are a number of treatments available, and your dental professional can help you find those that will work best, depending on your situation. Always seek a dental professional's help - do not try to diagnose this problem yourself. It may be the sign of something more serious, and only a dental professional can tell you what it really is.

To read the entire article visit Colgate.com

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Dental Root Canal Treatment

Dental Root Canal Treatment Cincinnati
Saving Hopeless Teeth
In the past, root canals had the reputation of being a dreaded treatment and something to be avoided. But with advanced techniques and the latest anesthetics, it is a manageable procedure for the patient.

Root canal therapy will save a tooth so it doesn’t need to be extracted. A missing tooth can cause other problems, and keeping a natural tooth in place preserves a full and healthy smile.

During this procedure, the pulp interior of a tooth is removed and a special filling material is packed inside the tooth. This is not the same type of filling as for a cavity restoration. Sometimes a crown is placed over the tooth for added strength and full functionality.

You will be pleased to know Dr. Hagen is very experienced in the latest techniques of root canal therapy to save a tooth that has infected or damaged roots. 




Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen II, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Dental Check-ups

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about Dental check-ups!



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Understanding Tooth Sensitivity

Learn more about tooth sensitivity by watching this video from Colgate.com.

Understanding Tooth Sensitivity: Discover the causes, prevention and treatment of sensitivity.



The above video was found on both Colgate.com and Colgate's YouTube Channel.

Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com  

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Dental Care for Youth

Pediatric Dental Care in Cincinnati
Choosing Your Child’s Dentist is as Important as Choosing Their Pediatrician
We emphasize the importance of instilling good dental hygiene habits at an early age. Children are more prone to cavities, as they do not always brush well. We encourage parents to be a part of their children’s daily dental care for better cleaning and consistent daily care.

As children eat more often throughout the day, this extends the exposure of acid to their teeth. Every time you eat, acid is produced in the breakdown of food. As acid builds up and bacteria form, cavities will result. If a tooth is not clean to begin with, additional acid from contact with food and drink will increase the rate of cavity development.

With a healthy diet, improved hygiene habits, and an application of fluoride varnish that will mineralize teeth, the chances of decay can be lessened.


Hagen Dental
Dr. Lawrence Hagen II, DDS
4998 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-5500
HagenDDS.com