Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health

January 10th, 2018
Toothaches and your sinuses

  Dental hygienists see it every day, especially in the winter – a patient with a sinus infection, convinced that they have a cavity. If you have a bad cold and also a tooth ache, there is likely a non-cavity-related reason for that. Your sinuses are very near your jawbone, so when the sinus cavities… Read more »

December 31st, 2017
How diets affect your oral health

New Year’s resolutions abound today, and inevitably, many of them will have something to do with how we eat. It’s not uncommon to rethink your eating habits at the New Year – but be sure to consider the health of your smile when you’re making those resolutions. Low Fat Low-fat diets can interfere with your… Read more »

December 18th, 2017
Five tips for getting toddlers to brush

The fresh, clean feeling that comes with a good smile-scrubbing session is enough to get most people to brush – but toddlers aren’t “most people.” According to a pediatrician and author Dr. William Speaks, toddlers are mainly motivated by having fun and being happy. If you’ve got a pint-sized protestor on your hands, your best… Read more »

December 11th, 2017
Keep Your Sweet Tooth Healthy This Holiday Season

  Family gatherings, cookie decorating, work celebrations, friend get-togethers, school performances – calendars fill up quickly during the holiday season. When the days are jam-packed, it’s easy to skip an evening brushing session or munch on sweets instead of healthy snacks. The occasional indulgence won’t harm your oral health, but there are a few ways… Read more »

November 30th, 2017
Use your benefits before the year is over

  Most companies opt for health benefits that begin January 1, so if you get your dental benefits through your employer, odds are your benefits will expire at the end of the year. Remember, if you don’t use them, you lose them – so use your benefits before it’s too late! Know your plan details. Get… Read more »

November 27th, 2017
Alternatives for the floss-adverse

Flossing can seem like a chore. If you don’t do it regularly it might hurt, maybe maneuvering that tiny string isn’t easy for you, and it might seem like it just takes too long. But we also know that flossing is crucial for your oral health. The bacteria that cause gum disease grow in colonies…. Read more »