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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Band Instruments and Your Teeth

Learning a musical instrument enhances cognition, trains focus, and helps channel adolescent energy. There’s also the added benefit of a built-in social network of kids working to bring alive once again the musical works of the masters. Despite all that good stuff, though, some instruments might pose a hazard to the integrity of your child’s […]

Four Tips that Can Help Minimize Tooth Misalignment in Children

While heredity is the most common cause of misaligned teeth, a child’s individual development and oral habits can also play a role. The fix is typically orthodontic treatment, but there are a few things you can do to help minimize the severity of a bad bite before teeth set and braces become the inevitable choice. Keep an […]