Modern vs Historical Dental Practices

Did you know barbers were the go-to people for concerns about your teeth? In the past, they not only groomed your face but also extracted and whitened your teeth. It wasn’t until 1840 that the first college Baltimore College of Dental Surgery opened. Today, the United States has over 60 schools and dentistry is considered … Continue reading Modern vs Historical Dental Practices

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Holidays + Teeth

The holidays are infamous for being diet-breakers, but let’s not forget the effect excessive sweets can have on your oral health! Don’t worry, we aren’t going to convince you to pass on pecan pie or skip the cider; however, it is important to continue practicing healthy habits, even with some well-deserved indulgences peppered into your … Continue reading Holidays + Teeth

Easter Hard Candy

Easter means many things to different families everywhere, but one thing that remains consistent is the appearance of candy! Whether it’s hidden in eggs or just passed around, it comes at a nice nearly halfway mark in the year from Halloween. Sweets make for some excellent treats, and there is no reason not to indulge (in moderation of course)! However, all candies are not created equal, and it may be worth knowing which ones you can have relatively guilt free, and which could spell trouble for your wonderful smile.

The Importance of Dental Hygiene and Back to School

Ah, the hustle and bustle of going back to school! As we head back into school mode, there are lots of things on the “to do” list to get done before the first day rolls around.  Every student should be equipped with these essentials: -Backpack -Notebooks -Markers, pens, pencils -Dental cleaning Dental cleaning?!?  Yes!  Healthy … Continue reading The Importance of Dental Hygiene and Back to School

April: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Early Detection Saves Lives Oral cancer is nothing to take lightly.  Causing one death every hour, there will be approximately 45,750 new cases diagnosed this year alone.  It also tends to strike men twice as likely as women. Contributing factors of oral cancer include: Smoking Tobacco use Excessive alcohol consumption (3+ drinks per day) Over … Continue reading April: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

How Focusing on These 3 Points Will Help You Spring Out of the Winter Blues!

Happy Spring 2015 As we move out of winter, you may be changing your frame of mind from “Snuggly winter days…” to “Time for spring cleaning!” Have you ever considered a dental spring cleaning?  If you can spring clean your home, why not your teeth?!  Here are three easy points to focus on: Healthy eating … Continue reading How Focusing on These 3 Points Will Help You Spring Out of the Winter Blues!

How to Help Your Kids Create Good Oral Hygiene Habits Now

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and we’re dedicated to raising awareness! In America, 51 million hours of school is missed every year due to oral health issues. Although every month should be important when it comes to a child’s dental health, February is the one dedicated to it. Here are things to keep … Continue reading How to Help Your Kids Create Good Oral Hygiene Habits Now