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Periodontal disease – what is it?

February 7th, 2019

Periodontal disease – what is it?

Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is an inflammation of the gums and bone that support teeth. Gum disease is your mouth’s natural reaction to harmful bacteria. Think about what happens if you have a splinter in your finger for a while – your skin around the splinter becomes inflamed and tender. Our body reacts the same for any bacterial infection – including one in your mouth.

The Power of Smile ™

February 5th, 2019

Protecting the littlest smiles

When parents put their little ones to sleep, sometimes they leave them with a bottle. While that might be soothing as they drift off to dreamland, leaving a bottle in the crib can be problematic for tiny teeth. In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month this February, take a moment to brush up on the basics of baby bottle tooth decay.

January 31st, 2019

Water and your teeth

We’ve all heard about the health benefits of drinking water – more energy, healthier skin and more. But did you know it also helps your teeth stay healthy?

January 24th, 2019

Don’t retire your dental coverage

When retirement is on the horizon and you’re itching to enjoy it, make sure to keep oral health top of mind. The importance of proper dental care and dental coverage continues throughout all stages of life!

January 22nd, 2019

The benefits of voluntary dental benefits

Are you an employer considering voluntary benefits? They can be a great way to maintain coverage for your employees. Learn about their advantages below!

January 17th, 2019

Should you brush your teeth in the shower?

For 4 percent of Americans, the shower is the ideal place to brush their teeth. But does your brushing location affect your smile?

January 15th, 2019

Are you prone to cavities?

If it seems like every time you go in for a cleaning your dentist finds a cavity, you may be wondering: “Am I just prone to cavities?” Actually, you might be.

January 11th, 2019

When should I take my child to the Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child’s first visit with an orthodontist occur by the age of seven, and you may be asking yourself why! Just like periodic check-ups with your dentist and cleanings with your hygienist, the answer generally has to do with detection and prevention of potential future problems.

January 10th, 2019

Dentists, your child and oral health

From the first visit through their teenage years, your child’s dentist has an essential role in their oral health.

January 8th, 2019

Juice cleanses: How do they affect your teeth?

The holiday season leaves a lot of us feeling over-full and ready to detox, and many folks turn to a juice cleanse to help. We take a quick look on what that might mean for your teeth.

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