7 ways your dental assistant is your best ally

Dental assistants are the glue that keeps a dental office together. They’re also a tremendous asset when it comes to keeping your kids calm at the office. Without them, your local dentist’s office would be a whirlwind.  Let’s learn more about how dental assistants can help you and your family.1. By taking and developing dental […]

4 fun and easy ideas for International Earth Day

Look up. Look Down. When you go about the day, how often do you soak up the wonder that surrounds you on this good Earth? Rediscover the clouds, the grass underfoot, the bark of a tree. These marvels that so entertained you as a child are still there – they’re just often lost in the […]

How soon should your pre-teen see the orthodontist?

If you’re the parent of a young child, you’ve probably noticed lots of shiny, colorful mouths filled with braces at events you attend with your pre-teen children.  And, if you wore braces yourself as a teenager, you might be wondering why, in fact, they are wearing braces that young.  The reason is because today, advances in orthodontics […]

5 ways to get your green on this St. Patricks Day:

As the saying goes: “On St. Patrick’s day, everyone is Irish!” Gallant parades flow down city streets, Irish music flows out of public houses, shamrock pins are dusted off from the year prior, and liquids of all sorts turn a shade greener.  And, when it comes to the health of our bodies and our teeth, […]

Banish that canker sore!

There’s hardly anything more irritating than a canker sore. Sure, they’re tiny and only last a few days, but when you’ve got one, just about every word spoken and every bite taken hurts like all get-out. What exactly are those little buggers, and how in the world can you ease the pain fast? We’ll fill […]

5 brushing habits you can safely drop:

Since we’re in the habit of sharing good habits with both adults and children, this one is for both of you. Chances are, the way you brush your teeth today is the way you brushed as a child: fast, slow, a little water, lots of water, mouth closed, mouth open – and so on. There […]

Apps for Healthy Teeth!

We’re gonna’ bet your kids have a better handle on your smart phone than you do. So, why not utilize their savvy nature with apps that teach about proper tooth care and preparing for the dentist? Dental apps tend to fall into themes, and below you’ll find the three most popular. Be careful, though, these apps might […]

A Surprisingly Healthy Way to Warm Up Your February

February. Unless you’re a snowmobiler, skier, or ice-fisherman, it’s a month the rest of us wish would quickly pass by. After all, frozen toes, creaky bones, and chapped lips aren’t the most fun ailments. Despite the cold, though, there’s something about February that helps to melt away that deep freeze and warm us up both inside […]

Tooth-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

Did you know that the practice of making New Year’s resolutions began almost 4,000 years ago? Ancient Babylonians, when their new year came around, made a promise to the gods that they would pay all debts and return anything they borrowed. Today, it’s still a very common practice, whether you’re successful at following through or not! […]

Beer, Wine and Whisky? Good or Bad for Your Mouth?

Those of us who enjoy an adult beverage from time to time are, no doubt, privy research that suggests such consumption is, surprisingly – good for us! Of course, with every endorsement that seems too good to be true, there’s normally a caveat somewhere. With regards to alcohol, it’s that booze simply isn’t great for […]