Broccoli Benefits For Your Teeth

Broccoli has so many benefits, including for your teeth.  You may find it hard to believe, but broccoli can even help whiten your teeth.  That’s because broccoli has natural minerals that when eaten raw can break apart the plaque in your teeth and brighten your smile. This amazing food also helps strengthen your teeth and…

Defend Against Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is more than annoying, it can be cause for concern.  Persistent dry mouth can affect your speech, your ability to swallow and even your dental health.   Those suffering with dry mouth may experience a constant sore throat, a burning sensation in their throat, difficulty speaking or swallowing, hoarseness, a raw red tongue, bad…

Reasons To Smile In The New Year

Your smile communicates a lot about you.  Smiles are contagious and like laughter, smiling provides countless mental, physical, social and emotional benefits.  Plus, it is easier to smile than frown. While we can give you many reasons to smile, we wanted to highlight you four solid reasons to smile in the New Year and continue...

Resolve To Make A Healthier You In 2018

While you are resolving to improve to make a healthier “new you” don’t forget to include your mouth.  A healthy body is intricately entwined with oral health and our healthy habits will improve your overall wellness.  Consider our top 5 tips for a healthier mouth in the new year. Skip The Sugar: When sugar gets…

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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…

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…

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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. …

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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…

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How Dental Crown Works

When your dentist recommends a crown procedure, don’t be alarmed, it is a routine procedure used to save your tooth.  In simple terms, a crown is like a cap that is placed over the tooth and the procedure is done if your tooth is weak, broken or cracked and needs to be held together, to…