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Benefits of Flossing…Consequences of Not

As your dentist begins your cleaning, he or she never fails to ask – “have you been flossing regularly?”  The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. Typically, we have no problem brushing twice a day. The flossing is what falls to the […]

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Photos in this blog Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you find yourself wincing in pain when you brush your teeth or drink something hot or cold, chances are you have sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth are the result of the exposure of the softer, inner part of your tooth called “dentin” that lies under the tooth enamel, […]

Common Foods That Stain Your Teeth

How many times have you knocked over your drink and spilled the dark liquid over your clothes, or dropped a forkful of spaghetti onto your brand new white shirt?   Too many times than you’d like to admit, right?  They cause embarrassing stains, and depending on how dark the stain is, can be a hassle to […]

Don’t Wait for Pain to Fix a Cavity

The average person doesn’t spend long periods of time thinking about the health of their teeth. They may visit the dentist every year or so, but even then, they don’t give their teeth too much thought. Occupying far less space on their minds is whether or not they have a cavity. I brush my teeth […]

End of the Year Dental Benefits

It’s almost the end of 2013, and we’re nearing the sugar-filled holiday known as Halloween.  Besides eating all of that candy in moderation (it is possible), another thing you should do is make an appointment with your dentist!  It may not be the most exciting way to spend your Monday afternoon, but you could potentially […]

Halloween Candy Buy Back

When September rolled around the corner, you were probably shocked that within the first week, plastic bats and spiders were being posted and hung in a grocery or convenience store near you.  Soon enough, the short statues of creepy witches with glowing eyes started appearing.  It wasn’t before long until bags of candy began filling […]

Damaging Effects of Sugary Drinks

Dextrose, fructose, glucose, and maltose; it doesn’t matter what the fancy and sometimes hard-to-pronounce ingredients are called on nutrition labels.  Those are all names for sugar.  In terms of maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding sugar is advised.  Then again, the “But it tastes so good!”  You might exclaim.  Or, “Well, I chose diet soda with […]

Winter Garden Smiles at Halloweenfest

Don’t you just love Halloween? We have all enjoyed dressing up as a ghost, clown, or even a Disney princess at one point or another for Halloween.  While in these costumes, we would frolic door-to-door, happily accepting the candy that our neighbors would offer to us. Halloween only takes place once a year, so it […]

Help Kids Make Brushing Their Teeth Fun

Image Credit: andrewmalone @ Flickr  Let’s face it; we all went through a phase as kids where the last thing we wanted to do was brush our teeth.  “Toothbrush?  Icky-tasting toothpaste?  Dentist?  No way!” is what we’d claim.  Despite the warnings from those older (and wiser) than ourselves, we wouldn’t brush our teeth twice a […]

What is Gingivitis and What Causes It?

What is it? Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums and is the first stage of periodontal disease. While it is the easiest to treat, it can also cause numerous problems if ignored. Periodontal disease is an infection that destroys the gums, the tissues supporting the teeth, the periodontal ligament and the tooth sockets, or […]