Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a piece of childhood and imagination that many kids share in common. However, unlike St. Nick and the bunny, our sweet fairy’s history is a little more difficult to trace. The tooth fairy that we know and love today has changed significantly over time. […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
School’s about to take a break for the kids, friends, and family are gathering near and far, and you’re almost done with your holiday shopping.
Sometimes it can be really difficult to decide what to get for the kids’ presents or what to put into their stockings. […]
In order to keep your mouth in optimal health, it’s important to schedule regular dental checkups. Most dental insurances cover a checkup every six months. These checkups allow your dentist to help prevent cavities and other more serious problems as well as catch these problems if they do occur while they are still easy to […]
Anyone who has the pleasure of getting braces will also need to get used to wearing and cleaning a retainer when their braces come off. While braces do the work of moving your teeth to correct bite and spacing issues, the important thing is getting them to stay in place once they’ve reached the right […]
We love to see a bright smile full of straight teeth and we love to have one, too, but we don’t all come by them the same way. Our smiles are affected by genetics, attentiveness to care, and our injuries, growth, and special products we sometimes use, like those for whitening.
Millions of people have and […]
Perhaps you’ve noticed one or two teeth reacting poorly when you eat a piece of cake with sugary frosting or when you take a gulp of ice-cold water. You might be inclined to ignore the feeling, hoping it will go away on its own, but you may be suffering from some sensitivity that won’t go […]
When we think about keeping our teeth clean and our mouths healthy, most of us attribute this to brushing our teeth, but we rarely remember that flossing is an important part of our oral health.
Even within the last ten years, only about 50% of Americans take time to floss. So why do people view […]
Brushing your teeth should be an important part of your daily routine. When you clean your teeth, you are keeping your mouth and teeth healthy by preventing disease and decay that are trying to make a home there.
If you haven’t made a habit of brushing your teeth consistently, now is the time to start. And […]
Halitosis, the technical term for bad breath, is embarrassing and something nobody wants to have. Even though there are several products like gum, mouthwash and mints to prevent, mask or diffuse bad breath, it still affects a great number of people.
What causes bad breath and why should one treat the underlying causes rather than just […]
A toothache isn’t fun. In fact, it can be debilitating. Depending on the severity and duration of the tooth pain, a dental emergency may be on your hands.
Most toothaches, however, are not emergencies and can be easily treated with pain relieving medicine and lifestyle and dietary changes.
Regardless of whether your toothache is an emergency or […]