How to Find the Perfect Toothbrush for Your Child

  One of the most important tools in your child’s mouth-health arsenal is their toothbrush. Often overlooked and under considered, it is vital that you take the time to buy the right toothbrush for your child. Below are some smart shopping guidelines to consider when buying your child’s next toothbrush. Bristles Bristles come in all shapes and sizes, but did …

Start the School Year off Right with a Dental Checkup

  A recent study concluded that students with poor oral health were three times more likely to miss school due to dental pain. On average, dental issues cause children to miss just over two days of school every year. Absences from school can lead to lower grades, and constant oral pain can cause developmental issues and negatively affect children’s confidence. …

Should Your Teenager get an Oral Piercing?

  Piercings are a trendy way for teenagers to fit in with their friends and express themselves. Teens can pierce just about any part of their body, but it can be particularly concerning when your child gets an oral piercing. Tongue, lip and cheek piercings can damage teeth, gums and cause infections that can lead to more serious illnesses. The …

The Crazy (and Disgusting) History of Mouthwash

  For as long as humans have been using tools, we’ve been cleaning our teeth! From toothbrushes made out of sticks, to dental floss made out of horse hair, we have always been mindful of our oral health. But what about mouthwash? When did we start swishing liquid around hoping for cleaner mouths? Ancient Roman Mouthwash There are references to …

Teeth are for Chewing and Smiling, Not Opening Bottles

  People use their teeth in surprising – and sometimes destructive – ways. We’ve all used our teeth as tools at some point in our lives, but did you know that you can crack or fracture your teeth if you use them improperly? In fact, cracked and fractured teeth are the third leading cause of tooth loss. This is why …

Tooth Travel Kits are Perfect for Kids on the go

  The school year demands a lot of time commitments from both students and parents. Between altering morning commutes, trucking kids to and from extracurricular activities and unexpected overnights, schedules change and time seems to slip away. Sometimes, a jam-packed schedule can leave us with less time to take care of our teeth at home, which is why we’ve decided …

The Sweet History of Halloween Candy

  Did you know that Halloween hasn’t always involved trick-or-treating for candy? Actually, Halloween used to be undertaken as The Festival of Samhain, which celebrated the harvest and the Celtic New Year – which started on November 1st. So, how did Halloween turn into an all out candy grab? Well, it started right here in America, believe it or not. …

Foods That Clean Teeth as You Eat

  There are foods that are bad for teeth, and foods that are good for teeth, but did you know that there are foods that clean your teeth as you eat them? Here are a few foods that clean your teeth as you eat them. Apples Eating apples can help cleanse and clean teeth, and fight bad breath. The fibrous content of …

How did Native Americans and Pilgrims Care for Their Teeth?

As Thanksgiving approaches, we look back to the discovery of the new world and observe how two cultures came together to share in their humanity and celebrate the harvest over a great feast. We know about the meal – but what about the clean up? Did the Native Americans or pilgrims take care of their teeth? They did, and here’s …

Is Your Child at Risk for Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

  Tooth decay is the most widespread diseases among children today – and it’s almost entirely preventable. Tooth decay is called early childhood carries (cavities) when it occurs in children ages 6 and younger. Tooth decay is 5 times more common than asthma, 4 times more common than childhood obesity and 20 times more common childhood diabetes. All of this …