Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health



February 14th, 2018
Gum disease: More serious that you might think

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month Did you know an estimated 85 percent of Americans have varying degrees of gum disease? That’s 274 million people whose gums need some TLC! Back in 2012, the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD) named February the official Gum Disease Awareness Month with an aim to inform people about… Read more »

February 12th, 2018
Children’s Dental Health Month – Loosing Teeth the Healthy Way!

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health. The month-long national campaign began in 1981, but the first national observance of Children’s Dental Health Day occurred on February 8, 1949. In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month 2018, we… Read more »

February 11th, 2018
Which is better for your teeth – tea or coffee?

The holidays are over, and for a lot of us that means back to the grind – and the caffeine.         It’s a common question for caffeine lovers everywhere who still want to take care of their white teeth – do I choose tea or coffee? First, we need to understand why… Read more »

February 8th, 2018
What is Dental Decay?

by Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Our mouths are breeding grounds for hundreds of types of bacteria. Plaque that forms on our teeth and in our mouths contain this bacteria which also live on our gums, tongue, and other soft tissues. When we eat food, the bacteria that is in our mouth eat the food too… Read more »

February 5th, 2018
What to do when you chip a tooth

Five steps to fixing your grin   What do hockey pucks and hard candy have in common? They’re both culprits when it comes to chipping teeth. If you lose a chunk of an incisor, don’t feel bad. Dentists see chipped teeth all the time—especially during hockey season!—and they can often fix you up quickly. 1…. Read more »

January 29th, 2018
Common winter mouth issues – and how to help them

The dead of winter can be tough on cheeks, noses, ears and – of course – your mouth. The dry, cold air can take a toll – so we’ve put together a couple quick tips to keep your mouth comfortable in these last months of winter. Issue: Teeth Sensitivity Your mouth – and your teeth… Read more »