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 […]

Blotchy Teeth? Fix Those Fluoride Stains Today!

Do you have white and brown splotches or streaks on your teeth? If you’re alarmed and beginning to think it’s a form of tooth decay, you’ll be pleased to learn it’s more likely a case of mild to moderate dental fluorosis. Fluorosis occurs when tooth enamel is exposed to too much fluoride early in its […]

Dental Implants – Getting to the Root of Things

With regular dental care and some luck, you may never be a candidate for a dental implant, but knowing about them ahead of time will help inform your decision should the need ever arise. So, what are implants, how do they work, and who needs them? How Does a Dental Implant Work? Dental implants are […]

5 Ways To Get Your Green On This St. Pat’s

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, […]

Fluoride and Floss: What You Need to Know!

February was National Children’s Dental Health Month! This year’s slogan hits two very important concepts for keeping our kids’ dental health in tip-top shape. The 2018 slogan is: “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” Yes, it’s a no-brainer to say, but actually doing it takes a little […]