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 […]

Creative Tooth Fairy Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

In this day and age, even the tooth fairy is not at all immune to the slings and arrows of inflation. It seems kids across the land expect a higher bounty under their pillows, and you won’t believe the going rate. That going rate, by the way, is about $3.70 per tooth! And that number […]

Keeping Up With Your Dental Hygiene? The Rest of Your Body Will Thank You!

They say the mouth is the window to the body. All sorts of health concerns exhibit symptoms in the mouth: diabetes and celiac disease to name two. You may wonder then, if certain diseases can be detected in our mouth, is it also possible to prevent certain illnesses by taking better care of our teeth? Researchers think […]

7 New Ways to Prepare for Fall

Fall is upon us! To accompany the changing of the seasons, here’s a checklist of seven new dental health ideas to carry you through this lovely autumn weather. 1. Clean Out that Mouth! If you’re a homeowner, you’re probably thinking about cleaning out your gutters this time of year. After all, twelve months of debris […]

When Will Baby’s Teeth Arrive? A Guide

Before your little one can talk, it’s a guessing game to figure out what may be causing them pain or discomfort. But if they’re drooling, nibbling on hands or toys, or seem extra irritable for no reason, chances are they’re teething. Just peek in that adorable little mouth and you might be able to see […]

Can Bad Oral Health Signal Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease includes 300+ symptoms ranging from abdominal distress to irritability and depression. It is caused by a severe intolerance to gluten, and can affect the body so diversely that even the tooth enamel of a celiac isn’t spared. Undiagnosed in 83% of all cases, Celiac disease is worthy of your attention – particularly when […]

Everyday Things We Do that Can Stain and Chip Our Teeth

If you’re visiting the dentist regularly and staying on top of your oral care routine, it’s easy to keep your teeth strong, healthy, and white. Habit and misfortune, however, can derail even the best-laid plan, leaving you with either chipped or stained teeth instead of the set you’d like to parade around the neighborhood. And, […]