How to Handle a Broken, Cracked, or Chipped Tooth

If you have ever had a chipped or broken tooth, then you know that it can be a terribly painful experience. Even smaller chips or cracks can end in an emergency trip to the Dentist to get things patched up.

Trick or Treat: Top 6 Ways to Avoid Cavities This Halloween!

Halloween is back with its spooks and frights! With Halloween’s return comes Mounds of candies. Sugary, chocolatey, sweet, sticky candy. While you’re stocking your house to the brim with candy to give away to the neighborhood kids, your kids are dreaming of ways to stuff as much candy in their mouths as possible.

5 Food You Dentist Wants you to Keep Eating

We’ve heard throughout our lives which food we need to stay away from. “Don’t eat candy” you may have heard, or “Coffee stains your teeth” or “Don’t eat that entire cake.” With all this negativity about food and teeth, you might be relieved to know that there are plenty of foods out there that are good for your teeth. In fact, you might already be consuming some of them on a daily basis! Your dentist will love you if you partake in these five foods on a regular basis!

How to Choose the Right Toothpaste

Toothpaste has been around since 5000bc (thank the Egyptians) and its effectiveness has existed in almost every civilization since then. In the last 100 years, we have pioneered most promising changes to toothpaste that will make your teeth healthier than our ancestors could have ever dreamed.

Oil Pulling – Does it work?

Magic Bullet

Noun
1.

something that cures or remedies without causing harmful side effects:
So far there is no magic bullet for economic woes.

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth May Need to Come Out

Never Ignore Your Wisdom Teeth!

In recent years, dentists and oral surgeons are more likely to recommend wisdom tooth removal at the first sign of an issue, or even before then! Wisdom teeth are left over relics from our bygone ancestors who didn’t have access to the luxuries we’re accustomed to such as toothpaste and novocaine. This meant that they needed a few extra teeth to come in later in life once a few have been broken, lost, or otherwise put out of use.

3 Reasons Summer is the Best Time for Kids to Get Braces

Kids needing braces is nothing new. Parents are never really surprised when they hear that their kids need braces, but the biggest problems aren’t always the need or the finances, it’s the scheduling. Getting their children in for the screenings, follow-ups, application appointments, and so on can be a significant pain. Not to mention the adjustment period a kid has to go through. So how is anyone expected to get this done?!

Dental Insurance 101: Do You Even Need It?

Dental insurance is one of those things that you try your best not to think about. It seems really important when you’re first choosing your plan, and then again once every six months or so. In the interim, you probably don’t even think about it!

Tips to Quit Smoking for 2016 “World No Tobacco Day”

As of March 14, 2016, the CDC estimated that 40 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes. Worldometers.info puts the population of the United States at 323,828,624 as of May 17th, 2016 (the day this blog was written). That means roughly 1/8 of the population is estimated to smoke cigarettes regularly in either a habitual or social setting.

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