wellness

Brushing Up: How to Select A Toothbrush

With so many toothbrushes on the market, it may be confusing on which is the best type of toothbrush to choose.  The average american will spend more than 1,000 hours brushing their teeth making this a very important topic.  Here are some guidelines for you to consider when buying your next toothbrush: The softer the…

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…

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…

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…