All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

“All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” maybe a catchy Christmas song but it can also be a source of shame and embarrassment to the millions of Americans who are missing one or more teeth. Those who are missing teeth report lower rates of self-esteem, higher levels of depression, challenges advancing their…

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Pregnancy: The Tooth About Dental Health While Expecting

Pregnancy is an exciting time for a growing family. If this is your first time being pregnant you may experience a myriad of symptoms because pregnancy effects literally every aspect of a woman’s body due to increased hormones, including your mouth and gums. Taking care of your teeth during these nine months is important. We…

Thanksgiving Tips Your Teeth With Thank You

For most Americans, Thanksgiving = food and we eat more than any other day of the year.  We want you to continue to be thankful for good dental health so we’ve complied some tips to get keep your teeth and gums smiling this Thanksgiving: Have a Game Plan: Before you arrive, decide which 1-2 Thanksgiving…

Dentist Approved Tricks For Eating Halloween Candy

Sugary Halloween candies can play tricks on your teeth, even the smaller fun size pieces.  When sugar gets trapped on your teeth, the natural bacteria in your mouth feeds on sugar and breaks down the enamel on your teeth. The longer sugar lingers on your teeth the more likely damage can occur. Not all candy…

Does Charcoal Actually Whiten Your Teeth?

This isn’t a Halloween related trick or treat.  If you haven’t heard, brushing your teeth with charcoal is all the rage. Celebrities swear brushing your teeth with charcoal will make your teeth whiter and copy cats are showing up on social media. If your not familiar with the fad, people are brushing their teeth with…

You Can’t Afford Not To Visit The Dentist

Your mouth is kept incredibly busy.  Every day you eat, breathe, and speak so it’s important to invest time and money to keep your teeth and gums healthy.  Visiting the dentist may seem like an unneeded hassle, but really, you cannot afford to visit the dentist on a regular basis.  Here’s why: You Save Money:…

Guard Your Teeth From Injuries

Each year over 5 million teeth are lost by people playing sports.  This issue isn’t limited to youth playing contact sports; athletes of all ages are affected.  It’s often the older athletes who have more random dental injuries such as falling off a bike or tripping and hitting their face.  The majority of these cases…

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Break The Fast: Why Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Rise and shine…….it’s time to take on the day.  Now that you’re up, it’s time to focus on the most important meal of the day, breakfast.  You may be a person who spends very little or no time and thought on what you are going to eat in the morning.  Some of you may skip breakfast all together. …

Don’t Break The Ice: Why Chewing Ice Is Bad For Your Teeth

During hot summer months, we will do anything to help our bodies cool down, including chewing ice.  You’ve probably been told that chewing ice is bad and here’s why.  Ice cubes are both cold in temperature and is a hard surface.  When your teeth are exposed to extremely cold temperatures, it causes the fibers in…

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4 Simple Ways To Get Your Braces Off Faster

Braces are the best and simplest way to get your teeth straight, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t want them off as quickly as possible.  In fact, the number one question patients ask us is how can they get their braces off sooner?  For braces to be effective it typically takes a couple months…