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A Few Essential Facts about Teeth

In order to have a clear understanding of what it takes to maintain a healthy dental program, it can help to know a few things about teeth in general, such as when we can expect our first few teeth to fall out, what it means to have wisdom teeth removed or perhaps the types of teeth we have in general. One obvious fact is that teeth are an incredibly important part of the digestive process, giving... [Continue Reading]

A Digital 'Magic Wand' Makes Going to the Dentist a More Comfortable Experience

Almost everyone is familiar with the awkward and uncomfortable goop-filled plastic tray that is inserted into the mouth and used for taking impressions of the teeth and gums. Thankfully, now there is an alternative, called the iTero digital impression system. What is iTero? The iTero system takes 3-D digital impressions of patients' teeth and gums quickly and comfortably, with 99.5% accuracy.... [Continue Reading]

5 Basic Cavity Prevention Tips

Cavity prevention is vital. Cavities, or dental caries, are not only painful, but they can also cause bad breath and other issues with your health. Dentists and medical health professionals say that caring for your teeth is critical for your overall wellbeing. Next to brushing and flossing, it is important to take daily measures to make sure your oral and dental health is in excellent shape. While... [Continue Reading]

Top 3 tips to get the perfect smile

Sick of hiding your pearly whites from the camera or smiling through closed lips when in public? While your smile is one of the first features people notice, few are actually happy with how theirs looks. If you want to get the perfect smile then these three tips should give a whole new definition to “grin and bear it”! A clean smile is a beautiful smile, so make sure your teeth are... [Continue Reading]

5 Bad Oral Health Habits to Break in 2014

In the New Year, many people choose to make lifestyle changes and stick to resolutions in order to improve themselves and their lifestyles for the better. One of the most important changes you can make in 2014, is to be more mindful about your oral health and hygiene. Here are 5 bad oral health habits to break in 2014 for a healthier, happier you! Stop crunching! You finish sipping on a soda,... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips for Alleviating the Pain of Dental Braces

If you’ve ever talked to someone who has had braces before, one thing that they will probably tell you is that while the end results makes the cost of the braces well worth it, if there’s one thing that is definitely no fun, it’s going through the process of first getting your braces put on your teeth and then having them tightened every few months. The reason why is because it... [Continue Reading]

Common Causes of Tooth Enamel Damage

Tooth enamel is a little bit like a protective shield for your teeth. In fact, tooth enamel is one of the strongest materials in the world and the strongest in your body. Basically, your teeth are like exposed bone that are made out of mainly calcium minerals and other organic compounds. In humans, teeth are designed to chew both meat and plant matter. However, our enamel is no match for some food... [Continue Reading]

5 Quick and Easy Solutions for Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can cause discomfort and pain at any moment–while eating an ice pop, when you sip hot tea, or when you bite into a hard candy bar. The painful, searing sensation is often unbearable, and you will likely do anything to limit or reduce the discomfort. Here are 5 quick and easy solutions to help with sensitive teeth. Purchase a desensitizing toothpaste at your local grocery... [Continue Reading]

5 Foods That Do Major Damage to Tooth Enamel

We all know that certain foods, like coffee and tea, can stain our teeth. And most of us understand that even with brushing, flossing, and rinsing, the foods and beverages we consume can still upset our oral health. Of course, going for a dental check-up and cleaning every six months can certainly help to counteract any potential dental issues associated with your diet. And with so many whitening... [Continue Reading]

5 Brushing and Flossing Tips for Kids

Just about all of us remember growing up and our parents telling us how important it was that we brushed and flossed our teeth after every meal. Now that we’re the parents, it’s our turn to instruct our little ones on why they need to do the exact same thing. Of course, initially, it may not seem like something that your young son or daughter is very interested in. So, in order to... [Continue Reading]