Posts Tagged: smile


April 26th, 2018

3 reasons why gardening is the perfect metaphor for dental hygiene

There’s just something about digging in the dirt and planting a tiny seed that rows and bears food that is magical to me. Gardening also requires daily maintenance and care, which is why it’s the perfect metaphor for dental hygiene and oral health.

April 11th, 2018

Lying through your teeth! Common dental idioms and their origins

Have you ever noticed how many of our everyday idioms mention our mouths or teeth? Many of us know what these common sayings mean – but have you wondered where they came from? We break it down below.

March 14th, 2018

Dental insurance explained

So, it’s time to enroll in your benefits and you’re wondering, “Do I really need dental insurance? What does it cover and how does it work?” Let’s get your insurance knowledge up to speed and talk about why dental insurance is important for you.

February 25th, 2018

Why do we lose our teeth?

Losing your teeth is a rite of passage for every child – but the thought of pulling out pieces of our mouths can be a scary one for a to think about. What can help the shock is understanding why it is happening.

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 bet is to make brushing a fun event. Sound challenging? These five ideas will help you get started.

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.

November 13th, 2017

5 reasons to be thankful you’re going to the dentist in 2017

Dentistry has been around in some form or another for thousands of years. From embedding precious stones in teeth to brushing with hog hair, people have been (attempting to) care for and bedazzle their teeth for centuries. Many practices from the past range from bizarre to downright disgusting. Below are five ancient dental practices that will make you thankful you’re visiting the dentist in the 21st century: