How to Survive Braces – 4 Must-Read Tips!

Teenagers, this one is for you.

Did you know that 50% – 70% of all American kids age 16-18 will wear braces? That’ means that over half of your friends will have crooked, overlapping, over spaced, or crowded teeth that need to be fixed. You’re not alone! So how do they seem to get along with their braces so well when you can’t help but feeling that irritating metal in your mouth all day, pulling and pulling? It’s not as hard as it sounds!

Top 5 Toothbrush Mistakes and How to Fix Them

At this point, brushing out teeth is second nature to us. We have a routine that we follow each day, get in, get the job done, get out. We don’t even need to think about it anymore, we just do it, right? Turns out some of us may have developed a few not so useful habits that are actually preventing you from properly brushing your teeth properly and could be holding you back from COMPLETE ORAL HEALTH. Okay maybe that’s a bit of an overreaction, but we mean it when we say that improper oral hygiene could lead to a decline in oral health, so let’s “brush up” with these quick tips! (it’s okay to groan at that one).

How To Prevent Bleeding Gums

When you think of the unpleasant things that happen at a dental cleaning, one of the biggest things that comes to mind is bleeding gums. After all the poking and prodding is over there is the inevitable rinse cycle, which for some can look like a bloodbath. These same people might even have the occasional bloody spit after brushing their teeth. This is more common than it needs to be, and can often be fixed by changing a few simple habits in your brushing and flossing.

Should You Go “Natural” With Toothpaste?

In a world that’s obsessed with “natural” and “chemical free” products (although everything, including you, are made of chemicals, but we’ll let that one slide) you’ve probably noticed these labels sneaking into every facet of your shopping experience. Not even the world of toothpaste and mouthwash have escaped this craze, so today we’re striving to answer the question “Is it worth it?”.

A Deeper Look at Desensitizing Teeth

If you have sensitive teeth there’s no doubt you’ve looked into the many products on the market made to help sensitive teeth. It may all seem a bit wash for those unacquainted with the extensive world that is dentistry, but it’s not all as daunting as it may seem! Let’s take a deeper look at the products out there that help people everyday cope with sensitive teeth!

Smiling is More Than Just Contagious

You might think that smiling is simply a reaction to some sort of stimulus. Something makes you happy or makes you laugh and so you smile, right? Well that’s not always the case! Smiling, forced or not, is known to have a many positive effects on not only the person smiling, but those around that person as well. What can smiling do for you? Read on to find out!

Dental Traveling Checklist

The Holidays are finally here! For a lot of us this means traveling, family, giant dinners, and lots of presents. One thing you can’t forget in the midst of all of this hubbub and excitement is, of course, your teeth. Studies show that even though the vast majority of people own a toothbrush and toothpaste, at least 15% of travelers this holiday will forget theirs behind (and subsequently have to buy new ones when they arrive at their destination). Don’t be one of those people! But a toothbrush and toothpaste aren’t the only things you should be packing as you travel this year. Go ahead and use the following checklist to make sure you’re ready for the travels ahead!