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.
The seeds of good oral health
As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages.
The surprising history of toothpaste
We’ve touched on the origins – and, thankfully, evolution – of the toothbrush, but have you ever wondered about the history of toothpaste? Unsurprisingly, the Egyptians – who also used urine to whiten teeth – were among the first to develop a form of toothpaste. In 5000 BC, pumice, burnt eggshells and powdered oxhooves all were a part of this teeth “cleaning” formula.
Preventive care saves you time and money
Most dental plans cover preventive care at 100 percent – and there’s a reason for that! Most regular dentist visits focus on preventive care, including cleanings, oral exams and X-rays.
Commonly asked questions about children’s dental health
It can seem like parenting is one long, constantly changing lesson. Among all the other things parents are coping with and figuring out, their child’s dental health can sometimes fall to the wayside. Below, we try to provide a little help and answer some of the most commonly asked questions about children’s dental health.
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.
What your teeth say about you
Did you know that your teeth are as unique as your fingerprints? Not only can your teeth be used to identify you as an individual, but the characteristics of your teeth can tell a lot about you to anyone trained to see.
Hints to decrease dental costs
If you have dental insurance, cost shouldn’t be a reason to keep you away from your dentist. In fact, we’ve put together three quick tips to help you get the most bang for your buck out of your dental insurance – and to keep your costs down.
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.