tooth decay

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…

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…

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…

how a dental crown works

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…

What if an object gets stuck in your teeth

Whether that annoying piece of spinach or that kernel of popcorn, we’ve all had food get stuck between our teeth. Watch this video to find out what you should do if you ever get something stuck in between your teeth!

Investing In Your Smile: Simple Tips to Keep Your Smile Vibrant All Year Long

Beauty is big business.  Each year, Americans spend over $56 billion dollars in cosmetic sales, $45 billion on haircuts and hair care products and an additional $1.4 billion dollars on teeth whitening products.   Despite Americans obsession with appearance, nearly 40% of Americans neglect their most beautiful feature, their smile.  According to the Center for Disease…

World Oral Health Day 2017

Live Mouth Smart

  World Oral Health Day (March 20th) may not be a regular celebration on your calendar which is why we thought we would draw your attention to this important issue.  Each year, people across the globe celebrate the importance of keeping your mouth healthy and this year’s theme is “Live Mouth Smart.” Live Mouth Smart…

Tooth Decay: The #1 Chronic Disease Among Children

Tooth decay (cavities) is the single most common childhood disease.  Each year, hundreds of thousands of children nationwide go untreated for tooth decay.  This infectious disease can emerge in children as young as 6 months, as their teeth begin to appear.  Children who drink large quantities of sugary liquids including milk, juice, and formula are…

What Your Mouth Says About Your Health

A healthy mouth is essential for overall health and can also help prevent medical diseases.  Your mouth provides a snapshot into what’s going on throughout your body.  Routine dental screenings can provide early detection for diseases and problems that need to be addressed. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, over 90% of all systematic…