Best practices for health, hygiene and a happy smile

5 Teeth Friendly Holiday Tips for Good Cheer!

Follow these five teeth friendly holiday tips to steer clear of emergency trips to the dentist’s office this season. No matter how much you love your dentist, he or she probably doesn’t top the list of people you want to spend quality time with over the holidays. 1. Don’t crack nuts with your teeth. Although [...]

By |2017-04-28T12:45:43-05:00November 29th, 2016|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

True or False: Flossing Doesn’t Work

A Recent Bombshell Report Claims Flossing Doesn't Work By now, everyone has read or heard about the Associated Press article claiming flossing doesn't work. To summarize: Last year, the AP, under the Freedom of Information Act, asked the departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture to provide the publication with evidence that flossing works. When [...]

By |2016-10-10T13:54:37-05:00October 10th, 2016|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

Mouthguards Protect Athletes’ Smiles

The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football. Mouthguards help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth to protect the soft tissues of your [...]

By |2016-08-30T10:51:30-05:00August 30th, 2016|Healthy Habits, Spending Wisely|0 Comments

You’re Always Pretty When You Wear a Smile

Wear a Smile To Last a Lifetime Whether you are preparing for a prom, wedding, or other special occasions, nothing is more memorable than when you wear a smile. A healthy smile starts with regular dental checkups to keep your teeth and gums in tip top condition and to catch any concerns early - even [...]

By |2016-08-30T10:11:25-05:00April 11th, 2016|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

Gum Disease: Recognize, Remedy, Reverse It

Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that [...]

By |2016-01-29T10:26:52-05:00January 29th, 2016|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

Nutrition for Dental Health

A Dental Health Diet for the New Year Everyone knows that a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. But did you know that eating patterns and food choices play an important role in promoting dental health and in preventing tooth decay and gum disease, too? You may eat with your eyes first, but [...]

By |2015-12-29T10:55:57-05:00December 29th, 2015|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

Fluoride Facts for Dental Health

Is it Right for You? Fluoride Facts to Help You Decide First, you want to know that fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral which protects teeth from tooth decay. Why is fluoride added to water and toothpaste? Fluoride in the mouth (in the saliva and dental plaque) is an effective way to prevent tooth decay. [...]

By |2015-09-01T10:21:25-05:00September 1st, 2015|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

Kids’ Dental Health Starts at Birth

You Can Foster Your Kids' Dental Health Even Before You See Their Teeth Did you know that just because babies don’t have any visible teeth, doesn’t mean they can’t get cavities? A baby’s 20 primary teeth are already present in the jaws at birth. And those baby teeth that begin coming through the gums around [...]

By |2015-07-31T09:06:45-05:00July 31st, 2015|Healthy Habits|0 Comments

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