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© 2019 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

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10 Health Conditions Hiding in Plain Sight of the Dentist

THIS New Article is Out on Medium!

Let’s face it: the idea of a dental visit can be a lot to chew!

The heckling about flossing; the dozens of questions your dentist asks while wads of cotton sit between your cheeks and your teeth; the age-old question of ‘if I poke you, will you bleed?’ (Although, that last one gets me laughing every time as the patient.)

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But those visits to the dentist are important! — and not just for their comedic value or the resultant sparkly, clean teeth 😊 Beneath the plaque and calculus, and monotone dictation of numbers for a chart, your dentist is evaluating your medical health. She is reading your teeth like a road-map, considering your oral and overall health today and over the past few months or years.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT THE 10 HEALTH CONDITIONS YOUR DENTIST CAN FIND HIDDEN IN YOUR TEETH!

© 2019 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Give Kids A Smile

Boston area families, this one is for you!

If you or someone you know is in the Boston area, share the message: Harvard School of Dental Medicine is going to be providing ABSOLUTELY FREE DENTAL CARE to children ages 1-17. Services include xrays, exams, cleanings, sealants, restorative and emergency care as needed, opportunity to connect to a long-term dental home, well-child screenings, nutrition and health information, fun activities and crafts for the kids, athletic mouthguards and more!

Call to schedule your child’s FREE Give Kids A Smile visit!

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Walk-ins are also welcome, but the best way to reserve a time is to call and schedule your child’s appointment. We will have many providers, able to care for all your children at the same appointment time!

For more information, check out our Facebook page and reach out with any questions!

© 2019 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

 

Dental Care Through the Ages Part 2: The Elementary School Child

Part 2 of the Dental Care Through the Ages series is now out on Colgate Professional. CLICK HERE to learn more about developmental milestones, dental expectations, and oral health care for children in the elementary school age range.

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Have questions? Reach out to your local pediatric dentist with specific guidance for you and your child. Oral health starts with a strong foundation of knowledge, and a commitment to maintain your beautiful, healthy smile!

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

 

Pediatric Dental Care, Ages 0-6

A new article is up on Colgate Professional. CLICK HERE to learn important milestones in the oral health of your child, how you can help maintain your child’s oral health, and what to expect in dental development from pregnancy and infancy through the age of 6.

The next article in the series will take you and your family through the dental ages of 6-12. Stay tuned for the link!

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Empower your children with a lifetime of oral health!

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

How to Improve Your Posture and Extend Your Dental Career

How to Improve Your Posture and Extend Your Dental Career

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Pain and exhaustion at the end of the day may seem like part of the job to some dental professionals, but they don’t have to be. CLICK HERE to read some strategies you can employ to help prevent pain.

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Candida Mouth: What is it and how to treat it

Candida Mouth: What is it and how to treat it?

CLICK HERE to read more about what causes oral thrush, what to expect for symptoms and treatments, and what you can do to prevent this fungal infection.

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This article is a part of the Colgate Oral Care Center online resource and publication.

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

You Are A Gift In This World

I said goodbye to a patient recently. We both were overjoyed in a way, having completed the patient’s comprehensive oral health care to a point of maintenance and prevention!

What a gift it is to see someone return to oral health!

(Thank you to my patient ♥ I am so proud of how far you have come.) But the goodbye was bittersweet, the reasons for the patient leaving being challenging, to say the least.

In saying goodbye, I was reminded of what strength we all have. It’s so easy to get lost in the run from task 1 to task 2, and to grow overwhelmed by our challenges. It’s easy to forget all of the beauty around us and all the strength within us.

Today, I send thoughts of strength to that patient to find the next step in life’s journey, and send a reminder to myself and my friends of what strength and beauty we each bring to this world. Cherish that strength, live in the moment, and, at every turn, treasure one another.

CLICK HERE to return to the post from a near year ago that this patient re-inspired in my mind.

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© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Give Your Child The Gift of a Lifetime of Smiles

We all want the same for our children: health, happiness, a lifetime of smiles.

And with a few simple oral health changes at home, we CAN give our kids a bit of each!

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This article about pediatric oral health came out in 2017, and it remains just as important as ever. CLICK HERE to read the full article on The Huffington Post.

 

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.