December 7th, 2018

HPV, oral health and you

Did you know that there is now a vaccine that can prevent certain types of cancer? This is an exciting time as today’s generation of children, teenagers and young adults may be the first to benefit from the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination as cancer prevention.

December 5th, 2018

How to keep your smile bright in the season of sugary drinks

The holidays are just around the corner – which means it’s the perfect time to talk about the tasty drinks that help make the fall season so delicious. Pumpkin spiced lattes and eggnog are wonderful, but frequent consumption of sugary drinks can be harmful to teeth. In fact, repeated exposure to sugar plays a major role in the tooth decay process.

December 3rd, 2018

Keeping smiles happy when family comes to town

For many, the holidays are a season of families coming together. If this is something you both look forward to and stress about, you’re not alone. A lot of work goes into getting everything ready for a visit! If you’re hosting holiday celebrations at your place, you may want to add a little prep time to ensure your family’s smiles stay sparkling – especially for relatives traveling from out of town

November 30th, 2018

Asthma and your oral health

If you have asthma, you probably already know that winter = colder weather = thriving viruses = upper respiratory infections = asthma attacks. What you may not know is that those asthma symptoms can have an impact on your smile.

November 20th, 2018

A full Thanksgiving menu of mouth-friendly nutrients

Did you know that typical Thanksgiving meals are packed with mouth-friendly nutrients? Here’s where they’re hiding

November 16th, 2018

Vegan diets and oral health

A vegan diet is proven to be safe, although it may have some unintended consequences for oral health. According to the American Dietetic Association, nearly anyone can live a healthy life without meat, but giving up traditional sources of nutrients can increase the risk for gum disease.

November 7th, 2018

Eating and drinking to promote healthy gums

Nutrition is vital for your entire body – including your gums! In recognition of Good Nutrition Month, take a moment this November to learn which nutrients help prevent gum disease.

November 5th, 2018

Diabetes and oral health: The connection

Anything from measles to cancer, blood diseases to bulimia can be detected in the mouth. In fact, for many years, associations have been reported between the health of the mouth and medical conditions. One such association is with diabetes and periodontal disease (also known as gum disease).

October 30th, 2018

5 teeth tips for school sports

School sports have begun, and players are hitting the field. Through all the ups and downs, don’t let your kid’s oral health get put on the bench. Follow these five tips to maintain terrific teeth from the first practice to the final buzzer.