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How to Make Going to the Dentist Fun (or less scary) For Your Child

Even if you are afraid of going to the dentist or let’s say, you’d rather hear nails down a chalkboard, you can still make it fun, well, at least not so scary for your kids by following a couple of simple rules. Take them early for their first visit. Their first tooth is just as important as their last. Be…

Hot topics: How do Hollywood stars get their perfect smiles?

Ever wonder how Joe Biden or those Hollywood celebrities maintain those pearly whites? Let’s start with the obvious, BRUSH BRUSH BRUSH; at least 2x daily. Use a soft bristle brush or even better, an electric toothbrush. According to Phillips Sonicare, It’s clinically proven to whiten teeth in just one week, remove up to 4x more plaque in hard-to-reach places and…

Your Oral Health is a Window to Your Overall Health

Did you know that your oral health can give insight into your overall health? Your mouth is a living, breathing house for bacteria – most of which is good and necessary to protect your body from bad bacteria. Daily brushing and flossing not only helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease, it also helps keep this bacteria under control. When…

The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

While we can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. For children, beginning treatment at an earlier age ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that an initial orthodontic evaluation should occur around age 7, which is about the time the…

Funny Dental Facts to Make You Smile Big!

Here are some funny facts about teeth that we hope you will enjoy! Each year, China celebrates Love Your Teeth Day on September 20th. And, in America, we celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day on February 28th. Elephant’s molar tooth weight nearly 4 kilograms and almost 7″ square. In Germany during the Middle Ages, kissing a donkey was the only treatment…

How to Care for Sports-Related Dental Injuries

According to the American Dental Association, approximately 20 million children in the United States participate in organized sports programs. And, more than 5 million teeth are “knocked out” each year; many during these organized sports activities. So, what should you do if your child injures or knocks out his or her tooth during sports? First and foremost, a properly fitted…

Don’t Drink Soda!

Simply stated: Don’t drink soda. It is bad for you. In fact, it can kill you. From the moment you take a sip of soda, every man-made ingredient is absorbed into your body, leaving behind side-effects that can impact your health and life forever. Think about it. With your first sip, sugar and acid in soft drinks begin to dissolve…

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