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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Apr 21st, 2021
Here Are Four Reasons Gum Health is Important

When we think of oral health, our focus tends to be on teeth.  But that’s only half the story.  Gum health is an integral part of dental and oral health and can also play a significant role in the overall health of your body.

Sep 9th, 2019
Super Bowl Snacks Your Teeth Will Love

Are you ready for the Big Game?  A Super Bowl get-together demands super snacks but not at the expense of your teeth.  That’s why we’ve put together a few tasty game day snacking ideas with healthy ingredients.

Sep 9th, 2019
Four Tips For Sensitive Teeth

People of all ages can be affected by sensitive teeth.  Whether it’s biting into a cold ice cream cone or drinking a hot beverage, the pain that can come from hypersensitivity can be more than an inconvenience.

Sep 9th, 2019
Should Children & Teens Get Tooth-Whitening?

Public awareness of tooth-whitening procedures and products has grown significantly in the past few years.  The number of questions our patients and their parents ask about tooth-whitening has also increased especially ...

Sep 9th, 2019
Help! My Child is Afraid to Visit the Dentist!

One of our central goals is to help children have a more positive view of going to the dentist.  We feel that preventing and alleviating the fear associated with dental visits is important in encouraging future overall oral health.

Sep 9th, 2019
Four Ways to Get Your Kids to Brush More Consistently

It can be difficult for all of us to do something that we’re simply not in the mood for.  This is especially true for children, whether it’s bed-time or bath-time.  Maintaining good oral hygiene can be a challenge as well...

Sep 9th, 2019
Essential Tooth Tips for the Parents of Infants & Toddlers

More than 40% of children have cavities by the time they reach kindergarten.  In fact, The CDC reports that tooth decay is the most common preventable disease in children and while the cavity rate in children of older age groups...

Sep 9th, 2019
3 Mouth-Happy Memorial Day Dips

Memorial Day is right around the corner and we’re excited to celebrate! We’re ready to hang out with our families, play some outdoor games, and maybe even watch some fireworks. But we’re most excited about our Memorial Day dips...

Sep 9th, 2019
Urgent! 5 Special Visits to the Dentist

Taking your child to the dentist every six months is a great way to prevent common dental issues from occurring. The regularly scheduled check up lets your dentist identify and treat cavities, perform a deep cleaning of plaque and tartar buildup ...

Sep 9th, 2019
Why Flossing Matters

Flossing is an important part of getting a healthy smile and keeping cavities and gum disease away. Yet, a recent study conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) revealed that just over %50 of Americans floss daily...

Sep 9th, 2019
Taking Care of a Mouth after a Pulled Tooth

Baby teeth are meant to be lost so that the incoming adult teeth can erupt without issue. Most of the time, baby teeth are lost naturally, or due to an impactful force common in childhood.

Sep 9th, 2019
Chewing Sticks? A Quick History of the Toothbrush.

Toothbrushes are man’s best friend – sorry dogs. In a recent study, voters unanimously chose the toothbrush as the one great invention from recent history that we cannot live without, beating out the microwave, automobile and television.

Sep 9th, 2019
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.

Sep 9th, 2019
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.

Sep 9th, 2019
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.

Sep 9th, 2019
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.

Sep 9th, 2019
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?

Sep 9th, 2019
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.

Sep 9th, 2019
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.

Sep 9th, 2019
Foods That Clean Teeth as You Eat

Leafy greens like kale and spinach are high in fiber and low in calories, which makes them awesome vegetables for teeth! Like apples and carrots, the fiber content in leafy greens helps by scrubbing away food debris and plaque while you eat them.

Sep 9th, 2019
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?

Sep 9th, 2019
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.

Sep 9th, 2019
Tooth Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Those of you celebrating Christmas are quite familiar with stockings, and have surely filled them with little gifts on more than one occasion. This year, we suggest balancing out some of the candy and tiny treats with some mouth-healthy stocking stuffers!

Sep 9th, 2019
Easy Mouth-Healthy Options in 2017

This year, try helping your child get a healthy smile by packing their lunch with mouth-healthy items that can help keep their teeth clean and strong. Cheese Cheese is high in calcium, which promotes strong teeth.

Sep 9th, 2019
The Tooth-Shattering History of Mouthguards

We didn’t always have mouthguards to protect our teeth during high impact sports. But, like most inventions, mouthguards were created out of necessity. In fact, one pugilistic sport is responsible for getting mouthguards off the ground ...

Sep 9th, 2019
Stop! Don’t Floss Until you Read This Flossing Guide!

Flossing is a key part of getting a healthy smile and keeping cavities and gum disease away. Yet, a recent study conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) revealed that just over 50% of Americans floss daily, while nearly %19 don’t floss at all.

Sep 9th, 2019
Ten Fun Facts About Your Mouth!

Your mouth is a fascinating place full of stories! For as long as humanity has existed, we’ve studied and minded our oral care. Below are some fun facts about your mouth, and the tools we use that keep our smiles healthy!

Sep 9th, 2019
Are My Child’s Baby Teeth on Schedule?

Your darling three-month old is crying and fussy—can she be teething already? Or, your happy baby boy has just celebrated his first birthday—with only one tooth in that beautiful, gummy smile. Is this normal? Probably!

Sep 9th, 2019
Why Xylitol is the Mouth Healthy Sugar Alternative

Eating too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, but it can be difficult to find snacks or cook without sugar. However, there is an all-natural sweetener that can help clean teeth and still satisfy your sweet tooth.

Sep 9th, 2019
Should My Child Use Mouthwash?

Different types of mouthwash have different benefits like preventing tooth decay, reducing plaque, freshening breath, and reducing and preventing gingivitis. But, it’s tough to know which types of mouthwash are safe for your children to use.

Sep 9th, 2019
Top 3 Fruits for Teeth

Fruit and vegetables not only positively impact your overall health, but they also impact your teeth! In fact, certain fruits can even damage your teeth with acidic attacks, or sugar overloads.

Sep 9th, 2019
The Dangers of Oral Piercings

Oral piercings are popular among teenagers, and are surprisingly common. Surveys of adolescents and young adults (age 13 – 29) report that 25% to 35% have a body piercing at a site other than the ear lobe.

Sep 9th, 2019
The Ugly Truth About Candy

Candy tastes great, but it isn’t a nutritionally sound snack that adequately fuels your child’s growing body. Additionally, candy can severely harm your child’s teeth and lead to cavities and oral health disease.

Sep 9th, 2019
3 Quick Tips to Cavity-Free Kids

Childhood cavities are the most prevalent childhood illness in the United States, and they are almost entirely preventable. While treating cavities is more effective and comfortable now than ever before...

Sep 9th, 2019
4 Fun Ways to Encourage Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

As a parent, it’s your job to make oral healthcare fun, and as approachable as possible by mitigating fear and anxiety, and replacing negative feelings with optimism and instruction. A great place to begin encouraging your young child is at home.

Sep 9th, 2019
What to do for a Broken Tooth

It can be scary when your child gets hurt or has an accident. As a parent, you’re equipped to handle a bruise or a scrape, but what about a broken tooth? Do you know how to handle a lost permanent tooth?

Sep 9th, 2019
The Spirited History of Halloween

Halloween is a great time for families to celebrate the fall season, and get to know your community through local festivals and trick-or-treating. But, how long have we been celebrating Halloween, and what does the holiday represent?

Sep 9th, 2019
Just How Long Have Humans Chewed Gum?

Did you know that humans have used animal hair to make toothbrushes, or that we’ve crushed shells to use as toothpaste? Over the years, humanity has had its ups and downs when discovering and designing medical technologies – especially oral care.

Sep 9th, 2019
4 Steps to Keep Kids Cavity-Free in 2018

2017 is almost over and the holiday season is underway. As families visit relatives near or far, oral health is probably the last thing on the minds of many parents. But, you can use the holiday down time to make a few changes in your child’s routine...

Sep 9th, 2019
Sneaky Tooth Killers Your Kids Should Avoid

Most parents know the importance of a proper oral health routine, and regular visits to the pediatric dentist. But, there are some silent tooth killers that parents need to recognize and avoid, to get their children a healthier smile.

Sep 9th, 2019
Is Chewing Ice Bad for Your Teeth?

It’s incredibly common for people to mindlessly chew ice. Unfortunately, chewing ice can cause a myriad of oral health issues, and even cost you an expensive trip to the dentist or orthodontist. Here’s some of the real damage caused by chewing ice.

Sep 9th, 2019
Kids and Starbucks – Should Parents be Concerned?

As a parent, you have the world on your mind when it comes to raising your child. A healthy diet is one of the primary concerns of most parents, and can go a long way in helping children get healthy teeth.

Sep 9th, 2019
How to Make a Fast food Trip Mouth-Healthy

As a parent, time is often in limited supply. That can lead you to foregoing making a meal, and instead choosing fast food to fuel your family. If you MUST eat fast food, then try making the meal a little healthier with these tips.

Sep 9th, 2019
How to Baby-Proof Your House

New and expecting parents have a million things on their mind, all aimed at creating the healthiest environment possible for their young child. Today, we discuss how parents can baby-proof their house to prevent potential injuries to their babies...

Sep 9th, 2019
3 Healthy Mouth Habits You’re Probably Ignoring

There are some tried and true methods to get a healthy smile like avoiding sugar, brushing your teeth twice per day, and visiting your dentist twice per year. But, there are some more subtle actions that you can take to get a healthier smile ...

Sep 9th, 2019
The Perfect Oral Health Routine

Consistency is key to getting a healthy, bright smile. By getting into the perfect oral health routine, you can get a radiant smile that you’re proud to share.

Sep 9th, 2019
Garden Goodies that Teeth Love!

June is hot, and the perfect time to add more garden vegetables to your mouth-healthy diet.  This month, try incorporating some of these gifts from the garden that teeth – and taste buds – love!

Sep 9th, 2019
How to Keep Your Smile Healthy on Vacation

Summer time vacations can be a great time to get away with your loved-ones for some crucial family time. But, a jam-packed Summer schedule can leave us with less time to take care of our teeth at home...

Sep 9th, 2019
The Weird History of Fake Teeth

Dental history is a winding story of tools and gadgets that helped humanity get healthier teeth. But, what happened when someone in the ancient world lost a tooth too soon? Here’s the odd history of fake teeth.

Sep 9th, 2019
All About Spit: How Saliva Cleans Teeth

Spit may seem like a gross subject, but it’s actually quite fascinating! The truth is, saliva plays a pivotal role in cleaning teeth, and maintaining overall oral health, making it worthy of a further look.

Sep 9th, 2019
8 Fun Facts about Flossing!

Flossing is an important part of a proper oral health routine, but most people would rather go shopping for groceries than floss! To help make flossing fun, we found some of our favorite facts about floss to share with you!

Sep 9th, 2019
Bruxism can Cause Major Tooth Damage – but It can be Beat

You’ve heard of cavities and tooth decay, but there’s a more subtle oral health ailment afflicting nearly 30% of children today – bruxism. Here’s what parents need to know about the problem, and how they can help their children beat it.

Sep 9th, 2019
Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency?

When it comes to raising children, parents have a lot on their plates. In order to help parents prepare for their rigorous duties, we’ve outlined a few common dental emergencies, and how you can handle them.

Sep 9th, 2019
Which Mouthwash is Right for My Children?

We get many questions in our office about the best ways to help children get a healthy smile that last a lifetime. Today, we’re going to cover some key point about mouthwash, and how different types offer different benefits.

Sep 9th, 2019
5 Halloween Costumes that are All About Teeth

Halloween is such a fun time of year for communities to celebrate the changing season, and for children and families to get into costume. This year, we thought we’d share our favorite Halloween costumes that are all about teeth.

Sep 9th, 2019
The Ultimate Tooth Care Kit for Holiday Vacation

Thanksgiving gives families the chance to travel across the country to visit loved ones from afar, and enjoy collecting around a table to eat an incredible feast. If your family is traveling this Thanksgiving, be sure that ...

Sep 9th, 2019
5 Important Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Teeth

You may wonder to yourself “what makes something mouth-healthy,” or, “how can I tell if something is healthy for my teeth and gums?” Well, below is a list of our favorite vitamins and minerals for healthier teeth and gums.

Sep 9th, 2019
The Perfect Mouth-Healthy Stocking Stuffers

Stocking are usually hung with care and full of sweet treats that aren’t exactly great for teeth. But we have some recommendations for our favorite mouth-healthy stocking stuffers that can give your child a leg up on oral health this holiday season.

Sep 9th, 2019
Can Gummy Vitamins Harm Teeth?

Gummy vitamins have become very popular in the last several years and even adults now have the option of getting essential vitamins and nutrients through a tasty gummy treat.

Sep 9th, 2019
Fun Dentist Approved Stocking Stuffers

Once the big gifts have been purchased, it’s time to buy the smaller stocking-stuffers.  A lot of times, these little items are enjoyed long after Christmas and can be more functional.

Sep 9th, 2019
Four Ways to Show Your Teeth Some Love!

Your teeth are important!  Not only are they the first stage in eating and digestion, but a healthy set of teeth will keep you looking your best.  So perhaps it’s a idea good to say “Thank You” to your teeth for being so awesome.

Sep 9th, 2019
Baby Teeth Are Temporary, So Are They Really Important?

We often hear people downplay the importance of primary teeth (also called “baby” or “milk” teeth).  The front 4 primary teeth generally last until 6-7 years of age, while the back teeth (cuspids and molars) aren’t replaced until age 10-13.

Sep 9th, 2019
Did the Ancient Egyptians have Dentists?

Oral health practices stretch back into early human history. Today, we look at how the ancient Egyptians took care of their teeth and discuss some of the contributions they’ve made to dental care.

Sep 9th, 2019
3 Handy Snacks for Healthy Teeth on the Go

Life is busy, and sometimes families need to snack while away from home. But, you don’t have to sacrifice your oral health just because you’re snacking on the go. Here’s our favorite handy snacks for those eating away from home.

Sep 9th, 2019
Can This Sweetener Promote Healthy Teeth?

Eating too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, but it can be difficult to find snacks or cook without sugar. However, there is an all-natural sweetener that can help clean teeth and still satisfy your sweet tooth.

Sep 9th, 2019
Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

Today, our team thought we would answer some of the most frequent questions about pediatric dentistry and oral health we hear from parents. What constitutes a “healthy, balanced diet” for my child?

Sep 9th, 2019
Summer Sports and Mouthguards

School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other equipment you’ve collected over the school year ...

Sep 9th, 2019
Is Starbucks OK for Children’s Teeth?

Starbucks is incredibly for adults and adolescents alike. While adults tend to drink coffee without a lot of added sugar, some of the drinks that children enjoy are loaded with sugar, and terrible for teeth.

Sep 9th, 2019
Periodontal Disease In Adolescents

Our team knows that periodontal disease isn’t something exclusive to adults. It can affect adolescents as well. Gingivitis, which is a milder form of periodontitis, is a form of periodontal disease, and a warning that more serious problems may arise.

Sep 8th, 2019
5 Foods Swaps For Healthy Teeth

When it comes to taking care of our teeth, striving for perfection is unrealistic. Rather than completely cutting out foods that may harm your smile, try swapping them for less damaging alternatives.

Sep 8th, 2019