Environmentally-Friendly Toothpaste Tablets: Would You Try Them?

Do you ever feel a little anxious sticking a tube of toothpaste in your carry-on bag, wondering if it will get squeezed onto your freshly pressed dress clothes!? Well, fear no more. Try out a toothpaste tablet. What? That’s right. Instead of using a tube of toothpaste, you can toss in a tablet, chew it into paste form, and stick a brush in your mouth to carry out the normal brushing experience.

This waterless tablet is […]

How to Get Rid of Halitosis

Halitosis may sound like a fancy term, but it is not a term you want said in your presence. It refers to bad breath. Halitosis feeds on bacteria in your mouth, causing an unpleasant odor for you and everyone around you.

For one, certain food can cause halitosis to be more severe; foods like garlic or onion are especially stinky, because they are absorbed into your bloodstream. Poor oral care can also lead to […]

When Do I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist?

February happens to be children’s dental health month; a focused time to educate parents and families on dental care for youth. Parents often wonder when they should start taking an active role in their child’s dental health, especially because young ones lose and gain teeth at such a rapid pace.  Let’s clear up some of the mysteries.

The first time a child should visit the dental office and sit in the chair should […]

Human Teeth vs. Animal Teeth

Teeth are vital for all living creatures! Thanks to a set of pearly, white enamels, humans aren’t the only ones enjoying the crunch of a tasty treat or the chewiness of a piece of meat. That said, there are some major differences that distinctly set human teeth apart from animal teeth.

Did you know, for example, that giraffes only have bottom teeth? It’s a good thing most of their diet is made up of soft, malleable […]

Why You Should Smile More

Never underestimate the power of a smile.  Smiling can turn someone’s day around, boost the mood, lighten stress, and extend a life span.

Dr. Isha Gupta, a neurologist from IGEA Brain and Spine, explains how, scientifically, a smile has a chemical reaction, releasing “happy hormones”.  “Dopamine increases our feelings of happiness. Serotonin release is associated with reduced stress. “

If that’s not enough, smiling can keep the immune system from being […]

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

Christmas and New Years can bring fun, excitement and joy, but often, there’s also additional stress put on the body during celebrations and indulgences. Experiencing severe mouth pain can be distracting, frustrating and debilitating, causing missed experiences and discomfort. But because we are human, and these things can pop up unexpectedly, it’s important to know how to handle dental emergencies:

Some simple steps to follow:

1. Stay calm. Full blown panic will only make things worse. Assess […]

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