• How do I handle my child’s dental emergency?
    With children undergoing developmental dental changes and engaging in rough-and-tumble activities, dental emergencies can sometimes arise. If your child knocks out a tooth or experiences any type of oral discomfort, Read more
  • Floss? Sticks? Picks? Which Should You Choose?
    You might have noticed that the dental aisle of your drugstore is larger than ever, with more options than ever for getting the spaces between your teeth their cleanest. Flosses Read more
  • Getting Ready for Summer Sports
    With the warmer and longer days here, we know many of our patients at Beth O'Connor will be much more active in the summer. Though most of our patients are Read more
  • Oral Health Concerns for Teens
    You have a lot more freedom as a teenager than you did as a young child. You also have a lot more responsibilities, and one of your jobs is to Read more
  • Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!
    “The purpose of all war is peace.” - Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American Read more
  • Does flossing hurt your gums?
    Ideally, it should never hurt when you floss your teeth. But if you haven’t flossed in a long while or don’t do it regularly, you may experience sore or bleeding Read more
  • Celebrate Your Mom’s Smile with These Mother’s Day Gifts
    Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re looking for some different gifting ideas for one of the most important people in your life, we have some suggestions for Read more
  • Spring Cleaning
    Just like that, it’s almost summertime. As the spring season ends, perhaps these lighter, brighter days are inspiring you to do a bit of last-minute spring cleaning. Or perhaps they’re Read more
  • Five Common Reasons for Emergency Care Visits
    A dental emergency can strike anywhere, anytime, and without warning. Perhaps you’re playing a game of touch football on Thanksgiving and your brother-in-law decides to up the ante and tackles Read more
  • Every Day is Earth Day
    During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a Read more
  • Oral Health Problems: An indicator of overall health problems?
    If you are like many people, you might think of your oral health as separate from your overall health. After all, most dental coverage plans are distinct from health care Read more
  • Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    Happy Oral Cancer Awareness Month! We know oral cancer can be kind of a scary topic, but it’s worth using this opportunity to learn about the disease and spread knowledge Read more
  • Ask Us about These Dental Treatments
    There are a few dental treatments that the doctor and our team recommend for all patients to get if they wish to protect their oral health. Sometimes it’s hard for Read more
  • Thumb Sucking
    Learning to suck their thumbs is one of the first physical skills babies acquire. In fact, ultrasound images have revealed babies sucking their thumbs in the womb! Babies have a Read more
  • Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
    Millions of people, around lakewood, Washington and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it may Read more
  • Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
    At Beth O'Connor, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. One of Read more

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