Choose Your Sweets, Carefully

With just a day or so until Halloween there’s a mad dash to complete last-minute tasks, finish the costumes, and of course, buy the candy for trick-or-treaters on sale. Halloween is a fun time for little ghosts and ghouls, but the effects of this holiday on your dental health can be terrifying. Finding Tooth Friendly … Continued

Rinsing Brilliance

“The General Dentistry study found that using a germ-killing mouthrinse twice a day, in addition to regular brushing, can significantly reduce the occurrence of plaque, as well as gingivitis—the beginning stage of gum disease.” –Academy of General Dentistry Publication Do you use a mouthwash? How often and what kind? Like toothpaste, floss, and even toothbrushes, … Continued

How to Floss, Like a Boss

We know the importance of brushing twice a day, but when it comes to flossing, most Americans forgo this equally as important activity. In fact, WebMD reports only 49% of Americans floss daily, while 10% admit to never flossing at all. Floss is designed specifically to clean the tight spaces between the teeth and the … Continued

A Discussion of Proper Brushing Technique

Did you brush your teeth this morning? How about last night? Did you ever think that brushing one’s teeth is the first line of defense when it comes to oral health? When we brush our teeth we remove the sugars, acids, and carbohydrates that accumulate in our mouths daily. These elements are the contributing cause … Continued

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month

What is National Dental Hygiene Month anyway? It’s really a month for dentists and hygienists to come together and help promote oral health for all ages. The American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA) hosts a campaign each year during October to not only recognize dental hygienists for the work they do, but also to help raise … Continued

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