Archive for 2018

May Is National Dental Care Month

UPDATED: April 30, 2019   National Dental Care Month May 2018 marked the first annual National Dental Care Month, an entire national month of commemoration dedicated to taking care of your smile. National Dental Care Month will officially be observed annually each May. According to the good folks at National Day Calendar – who commemorate […]

Tooth Decay Prevention for Kids Starts When They’re Babies

Preventing Kids Tooth Decay According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about 40 percent of children have tooth decay by age 5. Improper or infrequent brushing and flossing are the main causes. Proper oral care can prevent children’s tooth decay, and you can start now to teach your child good habits. Here […]

Here Are 10 Ways To Avoid Bad Breath

10 Ways To Avoid Bad Breath Do you – or someone you know – suffer from chronic bad breath? Maybe it’s your overbearing boss who comes into your office like clockwork after hammering down 4 cups of coffee and smoking three butts by the time your 9:50 am pre-meeting meeting takes place. Or perhaps it’s […]

Does Pregnancy Lead to Tooth Loss?

Pregnancy and Tooth Loss Have you ever heard the old-wives tale, “gain a child, lose a tooth?” Every pregnant Mom knows how important it is to take care of themselves, but expecting Moms also need to understand the impact that pregnancy has on dental health. Hormonal changes that expecting Moms go through during pregnancy can […]

Dentists Look For These 6 Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Dentists Detect Oral Cancer Too Dentists don’t just diagnose cavities & gum disease, your dentist can also detect oral cancer. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 51,550 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. This includes those cancers that occur in the mouth itself, in the very back of the mouth known […]

What Is The Best Sports Mouthguard For Kids?

The Best Sports Mouthguard Is Custom-Fit By A Dentist When it comes to choosing the best sports mouthguard to protect your smile, or your little athlete’s smile, choices abound. Since April is National Facial Protection Month, let’s define the absolute best sports mouthguard once and for all. Aside from a helmet – in some sports […]

How To Screen Yourself for Oral Cancer

Can You Screen Yourself for Oral Cancer? Self-screening for oral cancer can be done at home, in very little time. But that doesn’t mean we should skip our regular dental appointments, dentists do more than detect cavities. You’ll be screened for oral cancer when you go in for your next regular dental exam, but a regular at-home screening […]

What To Give The Tooth Fairy?

How Much Do You Give The Tooth Fairy for a Lost Tooth? The average amount paid to the Tooth Fairy for a lost tooth in 2017 was $4.16. This represents a precipitous 11% drop from the previous year (2016), when the Tooth Fairy raked in an all-time high $4.66 per tooth, but is a step […]

Are Your Kids Afraid of the Dentist?

Are Your Kids Afraid of Going to The Dentist? Every parent knows that children’s dental health is important, just as their overall health is. But sometimes it can be incredibly challenging or just downright difficult to get your child – or children – to the dentist. Is your child afraid of going to the dentist? […]

6 Keys to Oral & Overall Health | World Oral Health Day 2018

World Oral Health Day – March 20, 2018 World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally every year on March 20th. It is organized by FDI World Dental Federation and is the largest global awareness campaign on oral health. We’d like to help share this year’s ‘Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health’ message for World […]