Archive for November 2013

Watch for Increased Cavities in Kids with Asthma

Asthma and caries are the most common childhood diseases. Asthma is a serious childhood disease which is on the rise. The prevalence of allergies, including Asthma, has reached 41% of Western Countries. Asthma medications taken orally or inhaled change the salivary flow and pH of the oral cavity, leading in some cases to increased cavities.

Research has shown Asthmatic children have higher levels of Strep mutants and Lactobacillus bacteria in the mouth compared to healthy children. Children with asthma taking Steroids or anti-asthmatic medications had even higher levels of these bacteria.

Use of a spacer with the inhaler can help. These children should have limited sugar in their diet and should practice ideal dental hygiene. Hygienists can go over other fluoride options, such as rinses and prescription pastes.

Do your children have Asthma?

Make sure you ask what we can do to help!


Year End Benefits

The end of the year is when most flexible spending, health savings, and insurance benefits expire and we’d like to give you a friendly reminder that it’s a good time to come in for your dental visit.


Optimize your insurance benefits!



Request an appointment online or call our office to schedule an appointment before the end of the year to take advantage of your insurance benefits.

 We are now open all Fridays!!

Have you ever had a toothache or a broken tooth on a Thursday night and need to wait until Monday to schedule an appointment? Our Associate, Dr. Shoe, will be available every Friday in either our Littlestown or Hanover office from 8:00 a m. to 2:00 p.m.


Please feel free to refer your friends and family! We love seeing new faces in our office!


Thank you for being a valued member of our dental family. Please give us a call if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance whatsoever.

Cole Family Dentistry, LLC (717) 632-2565