A Healthy Breakfast Could Mean Healthier Teeth (And More)

Which of these choices are good for your teeth? (Spoiler alert – it’s not the orange juice) You’ve heard it a million times – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But how often do you actually find yourself eating the first meal of the day? And when you do manage to eat […]

Could Healthy Gums Help You Prevent Heart Disease?

  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. Cardiovascular disease actually accounts for about 1 in every 3 deaths, with an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. This is more lives each year than all forms of cancer and lower respiratory disease combined. With these […]

The Only Brushing & Flossing Guide You Need

Brushing and flossing are straightforward, right? There are some components that seem pretty simple – but once you start investigating the best ways to clean your teeth, things get complex fast. We want you to have all the tools you need to prevent cavities and gum disease at home. And that means taking another look […]

How to Take the Headache Out of Dental Exams

So you’re checking your calendar for the week. You see all the usual suspects – a meeting, your daughter’s dance recital, a lunch with a friend – and then, there it is. Lurking on Friday afternoon, you have a dreaded dental exam. As dental professionals, we love seeing our regular patients when they come in […]

The Number of Americans with Gum Disease is Shocking

Not too worried about your gums? It might be time to take another look. We don’t want to make you panic, but gum disease is a huge problem. Even as oral health continues to improve overall, America’s gums are still in trouble. Thanks to advances in patient education, technology, and free anticavity measures like fluoridated […]

Jaw Clicking or Locking? Here’s What to Do Next

Wake up with a tense jaw that just won’t relax, no matter what you do? Jaw pain or dysfunction is a common problem, and one that goes all too often ignored. You may feel like there’s nothing to do other than wait out the discomfort. And in some cases, this may be adequate – but […]

The Secret to Long-Lasting White Teeth

Everyone deserves a bright smile. Dazzling teeth not only make you feel more confident and sociable, but communicate a message of health and success to those around you. And if you’ve gone through professional teeth whitening, you want to ensure that your results really last. Unfortunately, there are enemies to white teeth lurking throughout our […]

How Much Soda are We Really Drinking?

The danger of soda isn’t a new topic. But have you considered the effects the sweet stuff might be having on your teeth? Your enamel is the first part of your body to be exposed to soda, and it has to put up a fight to avoid cavities. The sugar content and acid within sodas […]

5 Conditions That May Be Linked to Gum Disease

Gum disease doesn’t exist in a vacuum. If your teeth or gums are experiencing a health problem, the rest of your body may be affected. And more and more studies are suggesting that there’s a particularly strong link between periodontal disease and certain systemic health conditions. Paying close attention to your gums and receiving regular […]