Category: Good Dental Hygiene

If Your Smile Could Talk, What Would It Say: Part One

Do you ever wish your smile could simply tell you what it needs, to stay healthy or to look beautiful, or both? Life might be a bit easier if only your smile could instruct you precisely how to best care for it. Fortunately, even though your teeth have no voice of their own, your preventive… Read more »

Fill Their Easter with Delight, Not Dental Decay

Wondering how to fill those Easter baskets, this year, without risking damage to your children’s great smiles, or causing a sugar coma that lasts all afternoon? If so, your preventive dentist has several smile-friendly alternatives to traditional candy and other sweet treats. It is possible to elicit squeals of joy, after all, without putting those… Read more »

How Dental Care Can Do Your Body Good

Who doesn’t want a beautiful smile? Yet many people don’t realize that a great-looking smile starts with preventive dental care, not cosmetic treatment. Of course, there are even more important reasons to take great care of your teeth and gums, and one is your overall health! Your oral health can actually affect your entire well-being…. Read more »

Water and What It Can Do for Your Smile

You probably already know that drinking plenty of water can be beneficial to your body, but did you know that staying properly hydrated is also essential to maintaining a healthy smile? In fact, a hydrated mouth helps you naturally fight plaque buildup, which is the culprit behind cavities, can lead to gum disease, and many… Read more »

Protect Your Smile By Overcoming Your Dental Fear

Have you avoided the dentist for so long, you can’t remember your last visit? Or worse, you have terrible memories of it? Many people struggle with dental anxiety, which can lead to a lack of proper preventive care, that often results in dental problems like cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss. For years, though,… Read more »

Smile Brightly All Season with Smart Habits

Between Christmas selfies with your family, toasts on New Year’s Eve, and all the general merriment this time of year, you will certainly have lots of opportunities to showcase your smile. Make sure you keep it looking its best through a mix of smart dietary choices and good dental hygiene. It is all-too-easy to over… Read more »

Keep Smiling This Holiday Season with Great Preventive Care

Between trips to grandma’s and an unreasonable amount of time at the mall, the holiday season is one that can frequently derail even the most ardent of hygiene routines. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and it certainly shouldn’t, if you care about your oral health. So don’t let busy schedules filled with… Read more »

Five Things Your Kids Need to Know About Preventive Dental Care

There are a lot of things that you may be excited about teaching your kids as they grow up, like learning how to throw a baseball for the first time or how to read. Then there are the things you know you should teach your kids, but aren’t exactly stoked about trying to relay. Sadly,… Read more »

Skip the Sweets and Opt for Fun, Sugar-free Treats

If you’d like to give the kids something to smile about this Halloween, that won’t send them for fillings later in the year, there are lots of fun dentist-approved alternatives. Nobody ever said you have to dole out confections, after all, to have a spooky good time. Here are some great ideas for trick-or-treaters, that… Read more »

Periodontists Provide One More Reason to Drink Responsibly

Are you accustomed to enjoying a glass of wine with your dinner each evening? Some red wines can be good for your heart, but do you know what effect that alcohol may be having on your smile? Like most things, alcohol can be fine in moderation, but it is definitely something that should be enjoyed… Read more »