• The Importance of Oral Health – How to Decrease Your Risk of Mouth and Throat Cancer

    Posted on May 10, 2019

    Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Oral cancer is a surprisingly common disease; more than 50,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the United States. Oral cancer may not receive the publicity and awareness of other cancers and diseases, but it should. Consider this: about 25 Americans die every […]

    The Importance of Oral Health – How to Decrease Your Risk of Mouth and Throat Cancer

  • How to Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile: Top 5 Teeth Whitening Methods

    Posted on March 15, 2019

    Who doesn’t want a winning smile? Like every human action, there’s an evolutionary background behind turning up the corners of your mouth and showing off those pearly whites. Displaying one’s teeth, according to some evolutionary psychologists, started as a way to project a healthy image. Since oral health is a window to overall wellbeing, early […]

    How to Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile: Top 5 Teeth Whitening Methods

  • Love Your Smile During and After Valentine’s Day: How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During this Sweet, Sugar-Filled Holiday

    Posted on March 1, 2019

    Valentine’s Day candy is here. And it’s not going away anytime soon. Before, during, and after the year’s most romantic holiday, one of the most (literally) tasteful gifts you can give your sweetheart is, well…sweets! And no other treat stacks up quite like chocolate. From assorted chocolates to heart-shaped treats to your significant other’s favorite […]

    Love Your Smile During and After Valentine's Day: How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During this Sweet, Sugar-Filled Holiday

  • Scrub Your Teeth & Shed Extra Pounds? The Connection Between Dental Hygiene and Weight Loss

    Posted on March 1, 2019

    Time for a quick pop quiz…so what are the best ways to lose weight? Create a caloric deficit. In other words, expend more energy than you take in from food and beverages. Exercise more – specifically with brief, intense workouts as opposed to marathon cardio sessions. Get serious with your sleep; at least 6-8 solid […]

  • A Naughty and Nice List for Dental Habits

    Posted on December 21, 2018

    He’s making a list, checking it twice, he’s gonna find out who’s naughty and nice. That would be none other than Santa Claus, right? For the purposes of this blog, let’s make Santa your dentist. And in this case, the “naughty” and nice” don’t refer to behavior toward other people, but rather your own dental […]

  • Top 5 Tooth-Friendly Foods for Turkey Day: Thanksgiving Treats for a Great Smile!

    Posted on November 21, 2018

    Top 5 Tooth-Friendly Foods for Turkey Day: Thanksgiving Treats for a Great Smile! As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s natural to think about all the tasty food you’ll soon enjoy: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more. Kicking back with family and friends, watching some football, enjoying time together – few holidays top Thanksgiving’s feel-good factor! […]

  • Trick or Treat Snacks: Halloween Candy to Avoid

    Posted on October 31, 2018

    Halloween is scary. Ghosts, goblins, and all sorts of assorted ghouls. You name it, and Halloween brings plenty of fun and fearsome fright. However, the scare show that happens to oral health after a night of binging on Halloween candy is where the frightening stuff really happens! Even the most terrifying Michael Myers flick can’t […]

  • Bacteria Never Sleeps: What Happens When You Skip Brushing Your Teeth for a Day

    Posted on September 11, 2018

    Brushing your teeth on a regular basis is important. How important? To answer the question, we looked at everything that can happen – things that make you go, “Ewww” – when you skip just one day of brushing. And the results weren’t pretty. Dr. Dental’s team of dentists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists witness firsthand […]

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  • How Obesity Affects Your Smile (Infographic)

    Posted on August 28, 2018

    More than 40% of U.S. adults are classified as obese – and that number seemingly rises every year. Aside from obesity’s health hazards – diabetes, heart disease, joint problems, and low energy – there is another unfortunate side effect of being overweight: your smile. Share this Image On Your Site </p><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution […]

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  • 5 Common Childhood Dental Problems

    Posted on August 10, 2018

    Childhood is a critical time to establish healthy dental habits and good oral health. While most children can avoid dental issues by brushing and flossing, eating healthy foods, and drinking healthy amounts of water, some children may still face dental issues. Here are the top five common childhood dental problems to look out for.   […]