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Why Summer is Hard on Kids’ Teeth

Summertime is Carefree ... and Hard on Kids' Teeth Teens and summertime go together like the Fourth of July and cookouts. For many teens summer means carefree days of sleeping in, hanging out with friends, going to the movies and let’s not forget – no homework! But summer snacking, lazy days and other hot weather [...]

By |2016-06-10T12:50:27-05:00June 3rd, 2015|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

Mouth-Body Connection, Part 2

You may have heard of the mind-body connection, but what about the mouth-body connection? To many people, a dental visit is about getting their teeth cleaned, having a tooth pulled, or getting a filling. However, a dental visit is not just about teeth. It is also about your overall health. What goes on in your [...]

By |2015-05-29T13:12:54-05:00May 29th, 2015|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

A Beauty Routine for Your Smile

A beauty routine - like going to the hair salon, spa or manicurist - rewards you with feeling and looking better. You understand you may have to sit for hours to get just the right color or cut, to walk out with perfectly polished tootsies, or to endure a few owies during a mostly relaxing [...]

By |2015-04-29T12:52:56-05:00April 29th, 2015|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

The Mouth-Body Connection

Understanding the Mouth-Body Connection Reveals How Dental Health is Directly Related to Overall Health If the eyes are windows to the soul, then the mouth is the window to your overall health. Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body's natural defenses and [...]

By |2015-04-10T07:57:03-05:00April 10th, 2015|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

Keep Your Teeth – Dentures are a Last Resort

Dentures are not nearly the same as natural teeth Patients often say things like "oh, I wish you could just pull my teeth and give me dentures," or something similar. Usually the people saying this need extensive (and expensive) dental work, and they figure that dentures are an easy fix. After all, dentures seem like [...]

By |2015-03-30T14:47:27-05:00March 30th, 2015|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

How to Choose Toothpaste

Perhaps you are a label-reader, trying to sort out the ingredient lists on every toothpaste tube. Maybe you still use the same toothpaste you used in childhood. Perhaps you simply grab the least expensive tube you can find. No matter what your current toothpaste shopping habits are, understanding the facts behind the toothpaste hype can [...]

By |2015-02-23T19:54:07-05:00February 23rd, 2015|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

Five Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy Over the Holidays

Follow these five tips to steer clear of emergency trips to the dentist’s office this season. 1. Don’t crack nuts with your teeth. Although protein found in nuts helps keep muscles and bones strong, you shouldn’t test the strength of your teeth by shelling nuts with them. The hard surface of most nutshells can cause [...]

By |2014-12-14T20:53:49-05:00December 14th, 2014|Healthy Habits|0 Comments