Gifts Your Teeth Will Thank You For!


Christmas is a joyous time of year…putting up the tree, listening to Christmas music, cookie baking, and gift exchanging. Speaking of gifts, every family seems to have that one person on your shopping list who is difficult to buy for because it seems they already have everything, right? So why not think outside the box and surprise them with the gift of dental health. You could gift someone a teeth whitening certificate; this pricey procedure may not be affordable for everything, but it would be deeply appreciated by the receiver! An electric toothbrush is another great gift idea. They range in price from [...]

Gifts Your Teeth Will Thank You For!2022-11-28T12:40:26-06:00

Maximize Your Dental Benefits This Holiday Season


Thanksgiving is nearly here, and Christmas is just around the corner. In other words, most of us are thinking about the gift lists, the parties and the family get togethers. You are likely not thinking about your teeth. Fair enough. But perhaps you should! The end of the year means it is the best time to capitalize on your health insurance benefits and squeeze in an appointment with the dentist. Most dental insurance plans won’t roll over into 2023. If it seems reasonable to schedule a last-minute surgery and take care of another health issue before December 31st , doesn’t it also seem reasonable to schedule [...]

Maximize Your Dental Benefits This Holiday Season2022-11-11T10:26:08-06:00

Take a Modern Look Into Dentistry Tech!


Modern technology is changing the look of dentistry and evolving to better meet the needs of individual patients. Less discomfort and better targeted care makes visiting the dentist a more effective and minimally invasive experience! Here are a few of the latest inventions to hit the dental market as highlighted in on the “Top New Technologies in Dentistry”. VELscope—a specific light that can be shined into a patient’s mouth to detect any abnormalities. It can catch disease and cancer in the earliest stages! Digital X-Rays—these are quicker for dentists to access and contain 90 percent less radiation than traditional X Rays. Invisalign—the clear, [...]

Take a Modern Look Into Dentistry Tech!2022-10-26T08:16:19-05:00

Don’t Get Tricked by Sweet Treats This Halloween


Does the idea of a healthy Halloween sound like an oxymoron to you? Kids are starting to make plans for their costumes and trick or treat plans and parents are stocking up on the yummiest goodies to pass out. As you think ahead, your friendly dentist wants to remind you of a few, important tips to keep Halloween as “healthy” as possible. Try to limit the amount of sweets your kid consumes from their bucket (for example, one after lunch and one after dinner). Stay away from the candies that take a long time to eat (suckers, chewy caramels, [...]

Don’t Get Tricked by Sweet Treats This Halloween2022-10-12T11:36:08-05:00

Got A Tooth Problem? Here’s What To Do!


Like it or not, most of us will find ourselves(or a loved one) in the midst of an foreseen dental emergency at some point in our lives.  It’s easy to respond to these unsettling situations with panic and fear, but a few practical tips will help make the best of a tough situation. A chipped tooth or a situation where minimal pain is observed, usually means the patient can wait a day or two to see their dentist.  If a crown falls off, there’s over the counter dental cement that can bond the crown as a temporary fix to [...]

Got A Tooth Problem? Here’s What To Do!2022-09-28T11:02:40-05:00

Which Doctor Should I See for My Tooth Problems?


Ever wonder what all those “ists” mean at the end of a medical title?? Let’s unpack the mystery of who you should see based on the discomfort you are experiencing. For starters, the suffix “ist” simply refers to a person who performs and specializes in a certain area. Now, on to the fancy part. Endodontists— Their expertise allows them to deal with dental pulp in tissues. Still confused? Best put, they are the pros when it comes to root canals and surgeries because they focus on mouth tissues and nerves. Orthodontists— They’re famous for teeth straightening procedures. You may [...]

Which Doctor Should I See for My Tooth Problems?2022-08-29T15:12:51-05:00

Keeping Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy


Like it or not, the new school year is fast approaching.  While new routines are being established, why not kick off (or continue) healthy dental habits with your kids!? Honestly, it will save YOU, in the end, because you can avoid unforeseen time off at work to manage dental issues. 10 Top Tips for Keeping Your Kid's Teeth in Tip-Top Shape 1. While you are out shopping for new school shoes and backpacks, pick up a fun, new toothbrush to match! 2. Sneak as many nutritious foods into lunch boxes as you can---avoid sugary drinks and chewy candies whenever [...]

Keeping Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy2022-08-09T08:58:30-05:00

Dental Dad Jokes


Okay, I admit that for many of us, there’s NOTHING funny about going to the dentist, but here’s an attempt at making you giggle, a little, at some dental funnies.  Don’t brush me off, just yet.  Sink your teeth into a few of these good, albeit cheesy, ones. Dental Dad Jokes Q: What Do You Call a Dentist Who Can’t Stop Working on Teeth? A: Abscessive compulsive. Q: What Did the Dentist Say to the Golfer? A: “You have a hole in one.” Q: What Does the Dentist of the Year Receive? A: A little plaque. Q: How Do [...]

Dental Dad Jokes2022-08-09T08:51:58-05:00

Don’t Put Aspirin on Your Gums. (Dental Myths Debunked)


How often do we believe what we hear without having all the facts? Are you guilty of believing things you’ve never actually researched? I think we all are…or you might be lying to yourself. Let’s debunk some common dental myths that plague the minds of old and young alike, when it comes to things we’ve “heard” about our mouths: Myth #1-Chewing sugar free gum, after a meal, is an effective replacement for brushing. Truth: NOPE. That being said, if you don’t have access to a brush, sugar free gum does help loosen up bacteria after a meal. Myth #2-It’s [...]

Don’t Put Aspirin on Your Gums. (Dental Myths Debunked)2022-07-11T09:09:00-05:00

Top Ten Toothy Tips


What can you do to ensure your oral health is ideal? Here are the top 10 tips for keeping your gums and mouth happy: Brush (in the morning and before bed-time) and brush thoroughly. Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Replace your toothbrush every 3 or 4 months. Also, consider trying a new toothbrush after you have had a sickness like a cold or strep throat. Don't cover your toothbrush or store it in a closed container. This can encourage growth of bacteria. Eat lots of calcium rich foods like milk, yogurt, and cheese. This helps the bones; yes, [...]

Top Ten Toothy Tips2022-04-27T09:00:48-05:00
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