Tips for a Healthy and Happy New Year

Many of us see the new year as a time for new beginnings. It takes place at the darkest, coldest part of the year, which makes it a nice time to reflect on how to make the new year a success. One resolution that many people make is to take better care of their health. Here are some tips on keeping health-related new year’s resolutions. Resolution …

Common Dental Myths You Should Know About

When it comes to healthcare, there are many old wives tales and widely believed myths. Dental health is no exception! Take a look at these common dental myths and see if you have been tricked into thinking they were actually true. Bleeding Gums Mean You’re Flossing Too Much Au contraire, the opposite is more likely true. When you don’t floss …

What to Do About Halitosis

Morning breath: Everyone wakes up with it, but what about when it lasts all day? Bad breath, also called halitosis, can plague anyone. Sometimes it indicates an oral hygiene issue and other times it might mean that a health issue is making itself known. Read on to learn more about what causes halitosis and what you can do about it. Poor Oral Hygiene …

Dental Insurance Tips for 2017

With the end of the year weeks away and open enrollment taking place for some insurance policies, you might be thinking about your dental insurance. If you have a plan with a maximum and/or a deductible, you should look into your treatment plan to see if you can maximize this year’s benefits. Here are a few tips to keep in mind. Check How Much …

What You Need to Know About Baby Teeth

Do you have a baby or young child? If you do, you are probably looking forward to (or in the midst of) playing tooth fairy. Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your child’s mouth? Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know about baby teeth. Some One-Year-Olds Don’t Have Teeth Yet… And That’s Okay! While most …

Do You Have Dental Phobia?

Does your heart race when you think about going to the dentist? Do you find yourself putting off making routine cleaning appointments? If so, you might have dental phobia. While many adults don’t enjoy going to the dentist, there is a small percentage who deal with actual dental phobia — a strong fear of going to the dentist. One problem …

How to Avoid Using Your Teeth as Tools

One of the common ways that people crack their teeth and break fillings is by using their teeth as tools. You might not even realize that you’re doing it until something pops, cracks, or hurts. It’s important that you use your teeth only for what they’re designed for: biting and chewing food. Unfortunately, even if you realize you’re …

Get Your Smile Ready for a Special Event

What do you have planned this fall? You might be going to a high school reunion, attending a wedding, or meeting up for a family reunion. Have you felt less-than-confident about your smile? We can help you get your smile ready for your special event so you can give out healthy grins without hesitation. Here are some of the ways you might benefit from …

Dental Jargon: What Do Those Letters and Numbers Mean?

Every industry has its lingo, and dentistry is no exception. While you’re in the office, you might hear some unfamiliar phrases tossed about. While dental jargon might sound scary, it’s generally not; these are just phrases that the dentist and staff use to discuss what is being done. When it comes to your teeth, you might hear a variety …

Fun Facts About Toothbrushes

You know the basics: Brush twice per day. What else is there really to know about toothbrushes? A lot, it turns out! Check out these fun facts about toothbrushes, brushing tips, and dental care in general. Brush or Floss First? It’s Up to You Some people like to brush first, then floss. Others like to floss first, then brush. Each camp might have …