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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

For some, any mention of the holidays immediately induces stress. Presents to buy, schedules to coordinate, family politics, and holiday weight gain top the list of many people’s worries. Well folks, you can do this year differently. These five tips will help you be the cool cucumber amidst the holiday hustle and bustle. 1. Have […]

Fun and Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas For Young Kids

Intrepid Parent! Even though you managed to whip up the best Thanksgiving Day meal of your life in November, the oh-so-subtle flip of the calendar to December informs us that you’re in for even more work this month – and a lot of it is going to involve gift shopping. Since ideas are sometimes hard […]

Night Guards – better sleep?

A night guard is a thin piece of hard plastic made from impressions of your teeth that is placed on the upper teeth. The night guard is hard enough to be durable but it is softer than teeth and protects them from wear. A night guard protects your teeth and jaw from the detrimental effects […]

Tips on how to best recover from your periodontal treatment

We hope your recovery from your periodontal treatment is as comfortable for you as possible! Listed below are ways to increase your comfort during recovery and how you can maximize the periodontal treatment you received:• To reduce tenderness and promote healing, every two to three hours, rinse with warm salt water: ½ teaspoon salt in […]