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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Broke a tooth? Don’t Panic!

When it comes to playing sports, the only people who don’t fall down are those not having enough fun! Not your kid, right? Rule number 1: don’t panic. It’s easier said than done, but remember that your dentist sees this all the time, and it’s no big deal to them. Of course, to your little […]