Foods That Clean Teeth as You Eat

There are foods that are bad for teeth, and foods that are good for teeth, but did you know that there are foods that clean your teeth as you eat them? Here are a few foods that clean your teeth as you eat them. Apples Eating apples can help cleanse and clean teeth, and fight bad breath. The fibrous content …

The Sweet History of Halloween Candy

Did you know that Halloween hasn’t always involved trick-or-treating for candy? Actually, Halloween used to be undertaken as The Festival of Samhain, which celebrated the harvest and the Celtic New Year – which started on November 1st. So, how did Halloween turn into an all out candy grab? Well, it started right here in America, believe it or not. Going …

5 Instances When You Must Visit the Dentist

Taking your child to the dentist every six months is a great way to prevent common dental issues from occurring. The regularly scheduled check up lets your dentist identify and treat cavities, perform a deep cleaning of plaque and tartar buildup, and provides you with a road map to better oral care for your child. But, when should you bring …

The Crazy (and Disgusting) History of Mouthwash

For as long as humans have been using tools, we’ve been cleaning our teeth! From toothbrushes made out of sticks, to dental floss made out of horse hair, we have always been mindful of our oral health. But what about mouthwash? When did we start swishing liquid around hoping for cleaner mouths? Ancient Roman Mouthwash There are references to mouthwash …

Why Flossing Matters

Flossing is an important part of getting a healthy smile and keeping cavities and gum disease away. Yet, a recent study conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) revealed that just over %50 of Americans floss daily, while nearly %19 don’t floss at all. But why is flossing so important? Not Flossing Can Lead to Gum Disease A full flossing …

Does Your Family Have Bad Breath? Fix it with These Tips!

Bad breath is something that everyone has had to deal with at some point in their lives. Medically called Halitosis, children and adults can get bad breath from a variety of causes, most of which are minor and easily fixed. However, bad breath can also indicate more serious issues that require a trip to the dentist. Below are some of …

Baby Bottle Do’s and Don’ts to Avoid Childhood Cavities

Did you know that childhood cavities are the most common chronic childhood disease, and are almost entirely preventable? A great place to prevent cavities is in your child’s baby bottle. Follow these steps to help keep your infant cavity-free. Don’t: Put Sugary Drinks in Your Child’s Baby Bottle Putting sugary beverages such as fruit juice or sports drinks in your …

7 Steps to Avoid Childhood Cavities

Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, and what’s worse is that 20% of children’s cavities are left untreated. But there’s good news: cavities are nearly 100% preventable. Follow these seven steps to prevent cavities in your children’s teeth, and save a trip to the dentist! Pick a Dental Home by Age One Pediatric dental offices like ours seek …

How to Find the Perfect Toothbrush for Your Child

One of the most important tools in your child’s mouth-health arsenal is their toothbrush. Often overlooked and under considered, it is vital that you take the time to buy the right toothbrush for your child. Below are some smart shopping guidelines to consider when buying your child’s next toothbrush. Bristles Bristles come in all shapes and sizes, but did you …