Trick-or-treating can be fun for the whole family, but it can become a lot less enjoyable if it leads to cavities. Extra treats means more candy consumption, which in turns means more exposure to sugar and an increased risk of tooth decay. If you want to keep your family smiling bright after October, try following these 5 Halloween Candy tips.(more…)
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October 28, 2019
September 20, 2019
For most people, autumn is all about getting in the mood for the holidays, taking family trips to the pumpkin patch, and fighting off the chilly weather with hot drinks. The last thing you’re probably thinking about is how all the coffee, tea, and hot chocolate you’re drinking to keep you warm is impacting your oral health. While hot drinks aren’t always bad for your teeth, there are some precautionary measures you could put into practice so they cause less damage. Here are some tips you can follow to keep your oral health in tip-top shape this pumpkin spice season.(more…)
August 7, 2019
Much to the disappointment of kids everywhere, summer is almost over. And that means getting ready for the new school year by buying clothes, supplies, books and more. But one thing you may not have on your list is scheduling a checkup with a family dentist. While it may seem like just “one more thing” on your busy schedule, it’s well worth it to take care of it now when your kids don’t have school, sports, and other activities to think about! Keep reading below to learn about 4 great ways a checkup will benefit your child’s oral health and prevent many dental problems that need attention down the road.(more…)
July 24, 2019
Are you looking for ways to give your teeth that extra sparkle? It may be surprising, but simply following a strong oral health routine can help keep your smile beautiful. Make sure you’re not missing a crucial step, like brushing your tongue just as much as you brush your teeth. In this post, your dentist will outline some important oral hygiene habits to keep your smile happy and healthy.(more…)
July 10, 2019
According to Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, only 35% of adults have well-aligned front teeth. If you’re a part of the 65% who needs orthodontic treatment, you have multiple options to achieve your dream smile. Invisalign offers a discreet and flexible alternative to metal braces, but the latter can better address more complex cases. In this post, your dentist compares and contrasts Invisalign and metal braces.(more…)
June 13, 2019
If you’ve moved recently, you’ll want to find a dentist for your family as soon as possible. But where to start looking? The American Dental Association suggests asking people you know for recommendations, which can certainly be helpful, but how can you narrow the field from there? How do you know you’ve found a dentist you can trust? Here are 4 important general questions to ask when looking for a new dental practice.(more…)
June 7, 2019
It should go without saying that what you put in your mouth has a direct impact on your dental health. Some foods are great for your health and good for your teeth—other foods, not so much.
Let’s take a few minutes to take a look at foods that are damaging to your teeth according to the ADA and how to practice moderation.
Candy. In moderation, candy makes a tasty treat. But when you eat a lot of it, your teeth are being constantly exposed to sugar in your saliva.
Biting down on hard candies brings an additional risk of tooth fracture and additional sugar exposure from sticky hard candy on the chewing surface of your tooth! If you’re craving a sweet treat, try reaching for some sugar-free gum instead.
June 6, 2019
Everyone who takes good care of their teeth has probably heard of fluoride. But what is it, and how does it work? Let’s take a look at some of the questions surrounding fluoride and the benefits that it can provide.
What is fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally occurring chemical that is added to toothpaste, mouthwash, and municipal water supply to discourage tooth decay. It is recommended by health authorities in small amounts to strengthen and protect teeth!
Like most chemicals used for medicinal purposes, fluoride is healthy in moderation, but excess exposure can carry risk. Check out this article to learn facts about fluoride, including the risks associated with too much fluoride. And talk to your dentist for guidelines about the correct use of toothpaste and other fluoridated products!