nutrition

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…

Don’t Let Spring, Break Your Teeth!

Let’s face it, kids aren’t the only one who enjoy Easter candy each spring.  Jelly belly, chocolate bunnies, and peeps are just some of the treats blooming in their baskets.  After Halloween, Easter is the most popular holiday for candy sales.  This year, 87% of Americans plan to indulge in Easter candy.  While we love…

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…

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…

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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…

Sweet Sugar-Free Recipes This Summer

Nothing tastes better than a cool, sweet treat during the hot summer months. Most desserts and snacks are loaded with sugar which can damage your teeth. Luckily, we have our favorite tasty sugar-free treats for you to test out this summer. Choco-Peanut Butter Bowl ½ cup lowfat cottage cheese 1 tbsp flax meal 1 tbsp...

Healthy and Delicious Foods To Eat After You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Getting your wisdom teeth removed is a painful topic.  It is often hard  but these soft yet nutritious foods can soothe your teeth and gums while taking care of your hunger. Smoothies: Smoothies can be a breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal replacement.  Foods like spinach, kale, berries, and almonds give the drink extra flavor and…