Mr. Bean goes to the dentist!

How about a treat today? Here’s a little classic dental humor for you to enjoy, from the bumbling yet lovable British spy, Mr. Bean. We loved it, and know you’ll get a laugh as well. Enjoy “Mr. Bean-At the Dentist”!

If you have any other video suggestions you think we should share with other patients, please let us know!

Dr. Hennington and team

"Hey Dr. Hennington! What's the deal with flossing?"

If you’ve visited Dr. Hennington and our team at Trade Winds Dental, then you know that we always promote the importance of flossing through education—not by beating people over the head with the flossing lecture. We have various products that can make cleaning in between teeth easier:

• Different floss types to use for specific situations
• Floss holders for patients that have difficulty using floss with fingers for whatever reason
• Small brushes that can clean between teeth for those patients that have difficulty with floss
• Waterpik irrigation to flush out areas in between teeth with water

Please let Dr. Hennington know if you have any questions about these products or your oral hygiene. It is always our goal to provide personalized dental care to help our patients reach their ultimate dental goals.

Smile! June is National Smile Month!

According to the American Dental Association, a person’s smile outranked eyes, hair and body as the most important physical feature, which is why it’s important for our team at Trade Winds Dental to support National Smile Month this June.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to improve your oral health so that you may celebrate National Smile Month for many, many years to come:

* Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
* Floss every day to clean between your teeth.
* Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks.
* Visit Dr. Hennington for a dental checkup every six months (or as recommended).

If you have questions about any of these tips, we encourage you to give us a call.

Flossing with Dr. Hennington

We hope you are not a part of the 51 percent of Americans who don’t floss every day. And we definitely hope you’re not part of the 10 percent who never floss at all. Dr. Hennington and our staff at Trade Winds Dental will always tell you that proper flossing is just as important for your dental health as brushing regularly. Flossing, you see, cleans food and plaque that builds up between teeth and below the gumline, key areas that brushing simply cannot reach.

Flossing 3-to-5 minutes each day is recommended, but even 60 seconds of flossing has a great benefit over not flossing at all. Also, make sure to always brush your teeth after you floss, and to rinse with water or mouthwash. When you begin flossing you may experience gum pain or bleeding, but with daily flossing and brushing this should stop within a week or so.

Lastly, has it been at least six months since your last checkup with Dr. Hennington? If the answer is yes, we encourage you to schedule an appointment!