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 …

Halloween Candy: Five Tips for Fewer Cavities

It’s that time of year again! In just a few weeks, the kids will be out trick-or-treating and coming home with buckets of sweet, sticky treats that they’ll want to eat. Parents have differing philosophies on Halloween candy; some let the kids eat it all over the first week of November, and others ration it out, piece by piece, over the next month …