Category: Oral Health

Help Your Smile Last for a Lifetime

June is Dental Smiles Month, a time set aside to celebrate your smiles and focus on their care and preservation. So let’s take a look at the big question: how can you help your smile last a lifetime? Your smile is a personal trademark, a calling card, and a big…

Parenthood is always a balancing act, as you try to find ways to keep your kids’ lives enriched and fun while both teaching them good life lessons and keeping yourself sane. While there’s a myriad of vital lessons which must be imparted during their young years, teaching your kids about…

(This can be a sensitive subject for many people, so please be aware of that before reading further. If you’d like more information about dealing with eating disorders, start here). Eating disorders are a relatively common set of health issues. While they may occur at any age, eating disorders most…

Your smile is so many things: a part of your personality, a primary component in your physical appearance, and one of your first greetings to new folks you meet. With all of those important roles to play, there’s a lot riding on your smile. Keeping your teeth looking their best…

Most of us are taught from a very young age that sugar is bad for our teeth, but sometimes we’re not told why. And that’s a shame because understanding how sugar affects your teeth and your overall oral health is both interesting and educational. Knowing more helps us make better…

flossing

We all know the importance of proper oral hygiene and tooth care. Brushing and flossing in particular are daily activities that are foundational in supporting a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. However, as with many things we do every day, it’s easy to get complacent about brushing and flossing…

sugar

Most of us grow up with constant warnings that too much sugar is bad for you and for our teeth. While sugars are a family of naturally occurring substances found in many natural foods, refined and processed sugars are a product of human ingenuity and while they are drawn from…

oral health vacation

Vacations are many things: a reward for hard work, a chance to relax, an opportunity to explore new places and try new things. While all of that is wonderful, from an oral health point of view a vacation is also a chance to let your good habits lapse for a…

black tartar

We want our smiles to project health and confidence by being bright and shiny. And while some folks seem to have naturally white and brilliant teeth, others of us are not so lucky. The fact is that while pearly whites are ideal, teeth can become discolored for a number of…