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More important than you think: Picking your Child’s Perfect Toothbrush

Often overlooked and under considered, it is vital that you take the time to buy the right toothbrush for your child. By selecting the proper toothbrush, you can help your child obtain a healthier smile with ease and comfort. Below are some smart shopping guidelines to consider when buying your child’s next toothbrush. Size The toothbrush head should be […]

Is Your Child Flossing the Right Way? 

Flossing is an important part of getting a healthy smile and keeping cavities and gum disease away. Yet, it is entirely possible to floss the wrong way – and damage your teeth in the process. Below, we cover why flossing is important, and a few common flossing mistakes. Brushing Only Does So Much Flossing removes plaque buildup […]

Enamel Erosion and How to Avoid It 

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and the first line of defense against cavities and tooth decay. Despite its strength, tooth enamel can be eroded by acid, and leave your teeth susceptible to cavities. But, you can take some simple steps to avoid tooth enamel erosion, and strengthen your teeth. What Causes Enamel […]

Can Cavities Lead to Other Disease? 

The World Health Organization reports that worldwide, 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities. But, did you know that cavities could leave you more prone to other illnesses? Read about the correlation between cavities and other diseases below. Tooth Decay Can Make You More Prone to Infection Severe cavities and tooth decay are major causes of […]

Oral Piercings Present Real Dangers to Teens

Oral piercings are popular among teenagers, and are surprisingly common. Surveys of adolescents and young adults (age 13 – 29) report that 25% to 35% have a body piercing at a site other than the ear lobe. Despite the trendiness of body art, oral piercings can cause a variety of serious consequences that teenagers and […]

Nicotine Continues to Threaten the Oral Health of US Teens

Each day in the U.S., more than 3,200 people younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette, and an estimated 2,100 youth and young adults who have been occasional smokers become daily cigarette smokers. That is a staggering amount of young people that become new smokers each year. Tobacco has zero health benefits, […]

What Parents Need to Know about Dental Whitening

Did you know that children smile about 400 times per day? This puts their teeth front-and-center for a large chunk of each and every day. But, when it comes to getting a consistently bright, pearly white smile, teeth are notoriously fickle. External factors like trauma, food and drinks, infection and medications can alter tooth shading […]

Read This Before Your Child Gets Their Tooth Extracted!

Baby teeth are meant to be lost so that the incoming adult teeth can erupt without issue. Most of the time, baby teeth are lost naturally, or due to an impactful force common in childhood. However, sometimes a baby tooth must be extracted to make room for the incoming adult tooth to avoid crowding and misalignment. […]