How To Choose A Dentist

Choosing the right dentist for you & your family can be a daunting task, particularly if you’re new to an area. You want to build a long-term, trusted partnership with your practitioner so it’s…


Bruised Teeth & How to Avoid Them

Like other body parts, your teeth can get bruised. That might sound strange, but it’s true. The most common tooth traumas are chipping & getting knocked out altogether. If your tooth is hit with…


Nervous Parent, Nervous Kid?

Just because you’re a nervous patient doesn’t mean your little one should inherit your fears. A matter-of-fact attitude about the dentist & oral health will quickly be absorbed by your children…


What Teeth Can Tell You: Dental Forensics and Anthropology

Most people know what the average dentist does, but did you know there are dental specialists who work primarily outside the medical field? Forensic and anthropological dentists may not be…


How Useful Are Floss Holders?

The answer is: it depends on the person. We all know that flossing is important for your dental hygiene. But it can also be pretty hard to do, especially reaching the teeth in the back! Fortunately,…


Why Does Your Dentist Recommend a Bone Graft?

Conceptually, jawbone grafts are fairly simple. New bone, or bone-like synthetic material, is grafted onto the bone where it is weak or missing, and strengthens the structure while also potentially…


Why Snacking Can Hurt Your Teeth

We’re not going to tell you to stop snacking entirely, so you can cross that worry off your list. But any dentist will probably recommend snacking smarter. Many snack foods, and the way that you…


Chewing Gum Can Help Your Teeth

That is, if the gum is sugarless. Gum with sugar in it still isn’t good for your teeth, unfortunately. Cut it out of your diet! Sugarless gum, however, can help keep your mouth healthy and your teeth…


Sports Dentistry, Mouthguards and More!

Sports dentistry is a relatively new field in dentistry, with several slightly different definitions that tend to agree on one main focus: the prevention and treatment of dental and oral injuries…


Not Just the Tooth Fairy: Dental Traditions for Kids

The Tooth Fairy is an important tool to help kids cope with the potentially scary experience of losing their baby teeth. Despite being a relatively recent creation—with the earliest printed record of…