Gum and Your Smile

Have you ever noticed the ADA seal of approval? It’s fairly common on products like toothpaste, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, and even on a pack of gum? But, do you know why the American Dental Association put their approval on a pack of gum? Despite what you’ve heard, chewing sugar-free gum won’t hurt your teeth: in… Read more »

3 FAQ’s about Toothpaste

You asked and we answered! We’re here to answer some of your most asked questions about toothpaste to help in your decision for a clean, healthy mouth. What is toothpaste? Toothpaste, also known as dentifrice, is an essential part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Toothpaste today comes in a variety of forms. From pastes… Read more »

Finding Ways to Make Brushing Fun

Do you wish there was a way to change your child’s mind about brushing teeth? Well, there is! Here are five things you can try to give your child a fun and enjoyable experience while brushing: 1. Create a bubble machine: Convince your child that they are a bubble machine. The more they brush with… Read more »

Dental X-Rays: Questions And Answers

What are dental x-rays used to detect? Dental x-rays show your dentist problems that they cannot detect by examining the surface of your mouth. These problems include: Tooth decay under fillings, tooth enamel, or between teeth Jaw bone loss Impacted teeth Abscess infection in the tooth root Cysts and tumors Can the radiation from dental… Read more »

Seven Dental Terms You Need to Know

Dentists tend to use words unfamiliar to the rest of us who didn’t attend dental school along with them, and it can be overwhelming when you have no idea what they are talking about. Here are some dental terms you should know if you don’t want to feel like a tiny fish in a big… Read more »

Understanding Cold Sores

Ninety percent of all people have had or will have a cold sore at some point in their life, and 40 percent of adults have repeated cold sores throughout their life. While cold sores are viewed as more “annoying” than anything else, it is important to understand what causes cold sores and how they can… Read more »

Five Tips to Help You Smile Better This Summer

Brush and Floss – Brushing and flossing are two of the most important things you can do to improve your smile. Brush and floss everyday to prevent cavities and improve the appearance of your teeth, contributing to a brighter smile. Eat Fruits and Veggies – Eating raw fruits and vegetables helps produce saliva, which helps… Read more »