Tasty Healthy Teeth Tips

  There are foods that are enemies of your teeth.  On the flipside, there are foods out there that are your teeth’s very good best friends!  While there’s no substitute for good oral hygiene, here are some food items that can boost your oral health: Got milk? Calcium is one of th

Earth Day Dental Awareness

Conserving water, recycling, and limiting the amount of energy we use are simple ways to respect our planet and maintain a healthy smile at the same time.  Here are some surprising stats on how much our daily dental activities affect the Planet. Did you know that if you leave the wate

How to Make Brushing the BEST time for your Kids

Children’s good and bad habits start early, making tooth brushing time a fun part of their routine will help improve the quality of their oral hygiene later. Many kids have cavities and other dental issues because of inadequate brushing and these problems just get worse with age. Insp

What Your Mouth Says About Your Heart Health

In an article published by the Huffington Post today, researchers have found yet further proof that your mouth says a lot about how healthy your heart is. In part; the article states, 15,828 people from 39 countries were part of the STABILITY trial. All the participants had coronary h

New Technology in Teeth Straightening

Via the Daily Mail A high-tech gumshield that contains a vibrating balloon could banish the need for braces to straighten teeth. The device, which is worn at night, has a silicone balloon inside that rests against the teeth as the patient sleeps. The gumshield, called the Aerodentis,

Baby’s First Tooth Brushing – When to Start and How To Do It

Baby dental care is an important start to a lifetime of good oral health.  Even before your baby sports their first tooth, get into the habit of wiping their gums with gauze or a soft wet washcloth during bath time. Don’t worry about using any toothpaste just yet; a simple wipe down o

Battling Bad Breath – Causes and Cures

Is your mouth’s spirit animal a dragon?  Bad breath is the result of anything from poor dental health habits, unhealthy lifestyle habits, certain foods (we’re looking at you garlic!) or, it could be a sign of other health problems. If you take care of your oral hygiene and avoid punge

Play Hard, Keep Teeth…How to Protect Your Sport Star’s Shining Smile

April is National Facial Protection Month!  Did you know almost 3.5 million children age 14 and under are injured while playing sports or participating in extracurricular activities every year, with an estimated two million teeth being knocked out from sports related trauma? Well, tho

Diabetes and Dental Health: The Connection

Does your Diabetes directly relate to dentistry? Absolutely! Studies have shown that diabetics are more susceptible to the development of oral infections and periodontal (gum) disease than those who do not have diabetes. Oral infections tend to be more severe in diabetic patients than