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It’s Time to Head Back to School! Jan 5th, 2021

Summer is winding down and for many of us, it’s time to head back to school… Have you had your teeth cleaned and checked for a great “back-to-school smile?” Are your kids involved in sports? Do they have their mouth guards ready to go? Just like a helmet or shoulder...

Let’s Talk about Fluoride! Jan 5th, 2021

Nearly all naturally occurring water sources contain fluoride – a compound that has been proven to prevent and even reverse tooth decay. Cavities are caused by certain bacteria in the mouth. When a person eats sugar and other refined carbohydrates, these bacteria produce acid that removes minerals from the surface...

Four Summertime Super Foods – Bon Appetit! Jan 5th, 2021

Mangoes – About a cup of mangoes supplies 100% of your Vitamin C, 1/3 of your Vitamin A, a decent dose of blood-pressure-lowering potassium and 3 grams of fiber. Bonus: Mangoes are one of the fruits least likely to have pesticide residue. Unsweetened Greek Yogurt – Non-fat, plain Greek yogurt has a...

Water is the Ultimate Sports Drink! Jan 5th, 2021

Here are the facts: Kids 4 – 8 yrs old should drink 57 oz. of water daily. Boys 9 – 13 yrs old should drink 81 oz. of water daily. Girls of the same age need 71 oz. daily. Girls 14 – 18 yrs old need 77 oz. of water...

Oral Cancer Awareness Jan 5th, 2021

Oral cancer is one of the few types of cancer that has not experienced a significantly reduced mortality rate in the past 30 years. In fact, the number of North Americans developing oral cancer is three times (3x) greater than the number of people who develop cervical cancer. The top...

Smile… You’ll Live Longer Jan 5th, 2021

“Choose to be optimistic,” said one renowned religious leader. “It feels better.” New research suggests he’s right! Cheerful people have fewer heart attacks, fewer strokes, and better cholesterol levels. And the more upbeat you are, the more cancer-fighting carotenoids you have in your bloodstream. If you think about it, smiling...

Chew On This… Keep Your Smile Shining! Jan 5th, 2021

Keep your mouth healthy and your smile sparkling bright by choosing a well-balanced diet with a variety of foods, including, vegetables and fruits, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products. Consider these nutrition tips: Calcium and vitamin D supplements may decrease the risk of tooth loss. Drinking lots of...

The Top 10 Reasons to have a Dental Cleaning Jan 5th, 2021

Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Following, are ten important reasons to maintain our recommended schedule...

Periodontal Maintenance or a “Regular Cleaning” – What are the Differences? Jan 5th, 2021

More than 50% of Americans have gum disease; if you are one of them, your dental cleaning is not “just a cleaning.” Patients will often ask their hygienist, “What’s the difference between periodontal maintenance and a regular cleaning?” This is a fair question since the cost is different and it...

Toothpaste 101: Pick the Right Toothpaste for Your Oral Health Jan 5th, 2021

Toothpaste is important to oral health because it helps remove plaque and bacterial build-up on teeth and fight periodontal (gum) disease. Most toothpaste also contains fluoride, which strengthens tooth enamel and fights cavities. How do you know what toothpastes suit you the most? Let’s find out. The exact composition of different kinds...

Expecting? 5 Tips for Dental Care During Pregnancy Jan 5th, 2021

During pregnancy, it’s more important than ever to be a diligent brusher and flosser. Why? Because those crazy pregnancy hormones leave your mouth more vulnerable to bacteria and plaque, both of which can make your already sensitive gums (thanks again, hormones!) even more tender. Here are smart dental strategies to...