The 411 on Floss

Walking down the dental care aisle at the local supermarket can be quite overwhelming with all the choices in toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwashes and floss. Each week there seems to be a new option on the shelf. Most of the options are pretty clear on toothbrushes and toothpaste, but I admit I am a bit perplexed … Continued

DENTAL HEALTH TIPS FOR THIS OH SO SWEET HOLIDAY

Valentine’s Day comes in fourth when it comes to the consumption of candy (Halloween is first followed by Easter and then Christmas). 58 million pounds of chocolate is sold the week of Valentine’s Day. So what is a dental care conscious person to do? Here are just a few tips to enjoy the holiday with … Continued

TUMWATER-OLYMPIA FREE DENTAL CLINIC

SMILES DENTAL ANNOUNCES FREE DENTAL DAY TO SERVE TUMWATER AND OLYMPIA COMMUNITY February 7th Dentists, hygienists and office staff volunteer to provide free dental services to residents of the Tumwater and Olympia area.¬† News highlights:¬† Dentistry from the Heart Day is a free dental day is on February 7th in Tumwater at 344 Cleveland Ave … Continued

CHEWING GUM IS OFTEN THE CULPRIT FOR MIGRAINE HEADACHES IN TEENS

Tel Aviv University study finds that 87% of teens who quit chewing experience significant relief.¬† Teenagers are notorious for chewing a lot of gum. The lip smacking, bubble popping, discarded gum stuck to the sole give teachers and parents a headache.¬† Now,¬†Dr. Nathan Watemberg¬†of¬†Tel Aviv University-affiliated Meir Medical Center has found that gum-chewing teenagers, and … Continued

READY FOR A SMART TOOTHBRUSH?

Brush smarter. That’s the message from the makers of what is billed as the world’s first Internet-connected toothbrush. Unveiled Sunday at a preview event for the Consumer Electronics Show, The device includes a sensor which detects how much tartar is being removed in a brushing. It also records brushing activity so users can maintain a … Continued

CHOCOLATE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN FLUORIDE?

Some studies from Japan, England, and the U.S. support the fact that chocolate is effective at fighting cavities, plaque, and tooth decay. Some studies even show cocoa to be more effective than fluoride! Compounds in the cocoa bean husk appear to have an anti-bacterial effect, reduce sensitivity and also fight against plaque. The most recent … Continued

CAVITIES ARE CONTAGIOUS

Have you heard anyone say that bad teeth run in their family? The primary reason that cavities have a tendency to “run in families” is because the bacteria that damage teeth are communicable. These bacteria thrive on sugars found in the mouth, multiply on dental surfaces and produce acids that destroy teeth. While dental anatomy … Continued

SMILES DENTAL CELEBRATES NATIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE MONTH 

Smiles Dental is committed to your health. We take pride in providing you with the best oral care we can provide and we would not be able to do that without our wonderful dental hygienist. October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which is the month of October. 2013 in particular is an exciting year, because … Continued

HALLOWEEN SMILE SAVERS 

Halloween is almost here, which means it is time to get the children ready for trick-or-treating. If you have young children, they are probably getting excited for the Halloween fun. Although Halloween is all about dressing up, having fun and eating candy, it can be harsh on your teeth. From our dentist’s perspective, candy can … Continued

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