Top 5 Best Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

Halloween: the exciting night where costumed children knock door to door and collect more candy than Willy Wonka himself. Now, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but trick-or-treating can be a frightening time for your child’s teeth. The good news is – it doesn’t have to be.   We already know that… Read more »

Children’s Dental Health Quiz: True or False?

When it comes to young children, many parents unintentionally fall short with their oral hygiene simply because they aren’t aware of the current recommendations. And with tooth decay in youngsters on the rise, children’s dental habits are more important than ever. Test your knowledge below by answering true or false. Are you making common mistakes… Read more »

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Stop Neglecting Your Mouth: Tips for Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums are common, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. If your gums are swollen, red or bleeding, this could be a sign of gingivitis or gum disease. For proper treatment and diagnosis, you should first visit your dentist. Your dentist will provide proper examination and follow up with a treatment plan that’s… Read more »

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5 Ways Dental Health Affects Your Overall Health

Tooth decay affects more than 96% of Americans by the time adults turn 65. It is also the most chronic childhood disease in America. You may already be aware that an estimated 70% of seniors ages 65 and older experience gum disease, but did you know the condition of your teeth and gums can significantly… Read more »

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Special Needs

Planning Ahead for Patients with Special Needs

When it comes to dental exams and procedures, patients with special needs may require a little extra care and planning. Although most dentists can accommodate for special needs, there are things you can both consider to help plan ahead for your patient’s appointment. To help you get started, we’ve put together a checklist of things… Read more »

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Flossing tips

5 Tips for Better Flossing

We’ve already established that despite controversial news, flossing should still be incorporated into your daily oral care routine. But we know that sometimes, flossing can be tricky. That’s why we are sharing our five favorite tips to help your flossing become easier and more effective: 1). Use a good amount of floss so that you… Read more »

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Mouthwash

Should You Be Using Mouthwash?

Q: Should I Be Using Mouthwash? A: Mouthwash, also called mouthrinse, can be a great addition to your oral care routine. Traditionally, mouthwashes have been used to help reduce bad breath. However, only some types of mouthwash can help reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease. Whichever type you choose, mouthwash should not replace… Read more »

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Is Sugar Free Gum Good for Your Teeth?

Here’s the short answer: it can be good for your teeth, but should never be a substitute for teeth brushing and flossing. You may have heard the claim that chewing sugar free gum can prevent categories. And while this is not entirely true, according to the ADA, studies show that chewing sugar free gum can… Read more »

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Playing the Tooth Fairy: Should You?

Where did the tooth fairy come from? Believed to originate in the United States, the legend states that when a young child loses a baby tooth they should put it under their pillow. That way, while they are sleeping, the tooth fairy will visit and exchange their tooth for a gift. But history is just… Read more »

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Creating a Balanced Diet for Healthy Teeth

We know by now that consuming too many sugary sodas, candy, fruit drinks and non-nutritious snacks can increase risk of tooth decay. But a common misconception is that going on a “diet” will fix this problem. We hear the word “diet” and think healthy, but this isn’t always the case. On the contrary, there are… Read more »

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affordable dental plans

5 Ways a Dental Plan Will Save You Money

You visit the dentist, only to find out that your major tooth ache is a major problem. And without dental insurance, you start to sweat a little as you weren’t prepared to cover the procedure costs on your own. Sound familiar? Well, this doesn’t have to be the case. With affordable dental plans available, there’s… Read more »

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