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A Guide to a Family-Friendly Diet

The old adage “You Are What You Eat” is true in many ways, as nutrition is one of the most important factors in a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. The foods you eat and how often you eat them can affect the health of your teeth and gums as well.
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Are You Making These Common Dental Mistakes?

Have you ever been surprised or disappointed at a dental appointment, to find that despite your good dental habits, you still are experiencing issues with cavities, gum disease, or worse? You are brushing and flossing every day, eating a healthy diet, and making and keeping regular dental visits – so what gives?

Perhaps your dental routine has fallen victim to one or more common mistakes: Read the rest of this entry »

Root Canal to the Rescue!

Nobody likes the thought of losing a tooth, but the pain of an infected, damaged, or decaying tooth may make you wish it was gone. Before you decide to ditch the tooth and make plans for replacing it though, you should check in with your dentist about what is really going on. If treated early enough, there is a good chance that your tooth can be saved with a root canal. Root canals are used to repair and save your tooth instead of removing it. Read the rest of this entry »

Dental Pain and Opioid Alternatives

Let’s face it, a toothache can be very painful. And sometimes pain following a dental procedure is unavoidable. Surprisingly enough however, opioids have not been found to be the best course of treatment for that pain. Read the rest of this entry »

To Floss or Not to Floss: That is NOT the Question

Over a year ago,  the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services removed flossing from the federal 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, citing the gap in quality research. That news was met with a loud response from the dental community, which largely agrees that daily flossing is an integral part of good oral health. The American Academy of Periodontology, representing over 8,000 periodontists (recognized experts in diagnosing, treating, and preventing periodontal disease), continues to recommend daily flossing as part of a complete oral health regime. Along with brushing twice a day and receiving an annual comprehensive periodontal evaluation, flossing is crucial to preventing periodontal disease. Read the rest of this entry »

Join the Tooth Team!

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Brought to you by the American Dental Association and Crest + Oral B, this month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. 
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Could You Have Gingivitis?

If you suspect you may have gum disease, there’s a good chance you’re right. According to the CDC, one out of every two adults in the US has some form of periodontal disease. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, ranges from mild to severe, and can have serious impacts on your overall health. Read the rest of this entry »

The Vitamins and Minerals Your Mouth Needs

It’s another new year, so you may already be making some healthy changes to your lifestyle. Many new year’s resolutions include new diets and fitness routines to lose weight and get into better shape. But when you’re assessing your overall health, don’t forget the health of your mouth! Just like every other part of your body, your mouth requires specific nutrients and vitamins too.

Here’s a short list of the vitamins and minerals your mouth needs the most, and how to find them in the foods you eat: Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Tips for Protecting Your Smile

The end of the year poses continual challenges to dental health, starting with Halloween candy, then followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas treats and desserts. But you can enjoy all the sweetness the holidays have to offer, and still protect your smile! Read the rest of this entry »

A Halloween Candy Survival Guide

The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are beginning to change, and spooky and fun costumes are in the works. Time for trick or treating! And no, we are NOT going to tell you to ditch the Halloween candy. What’s Halloween without treats?

Sure, the added sugar can play “tricks” on your child’s teeth. (See what we did there?) Read the rest of this entry »