Do You Really Need to Floss?

Claims have been circulating that flossing is pointless. Here’s the truth

You may have noticed a recent wave of headlines suggesting that flossing is overrated.

The news stems from an Associated Press article entitled: “Medical benefits of dental floss unproven.”

The article suggests that many of the studies that back flossing are too small, too short term, inconsistent, […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips For A Tooth-Friendly Holiday

Thanksgiving is a holiday infamous for rows of food choices, many of which are not especially healthy. Fortunately, you can have a delicious feast that is also good for you with these healthy Thanksgiving tips. Here are some dishes you can serve that include foods recommended for healthy teeth by the University of Rochester Medical […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Best (and Worst) Candy for Your Teeth

As each October creeps up on Cindy Flanagan, DDS, MAGD, spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry(AGD), her mind always wanders to the amount of sweets both children and adults will be consuming during the last few months of the year.

“Too many sweets can cause a spooky mouth,” says Dr. Flanagan. “People have the tendency […]

By |October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Halloween and Your Teeth: 10 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter.  No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges.

Here are 10 ways you can help your children stay MouthHealthy during Halloween and year-round.

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By |October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Guide to Nighttime Oral Care

Keeping your teeth strong, your gums healthy, and your smile bright is not just a day job; your mouth needs protection at night too. Donna L. Zak, D.D.S., of Zak & Frankel Dental Associates in New York City, explains: “Nighttime oral hygiene is important because while we’re sleeping, we’re not swallowing, so the bacteria in […]

By |September 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

The last teeth to develop can cause havoc for the rest of your healthy mouth. Yet there’s growing controversy about whether we really need to have them taken out.

Just as you enter adulthood, your wisdom teeth make their presence known in the far reaches of your mouth. Wisdom teeth — officially the third molars — […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Periodontal Disease And Obesity

Many medical professionals consider obesity to be a chronic dis­ease. It is well understood that obesity is on the rise in the United States, and that younger and younger members of our community are becoming obese due to poor nutrition and eating habits. Research has demonstrated that obesity will increase the risk for hypertension, type […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Tooth Fairy Traditions From Around the World

August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day, and while plenty of Americans surely celebrate the day by employing the fairy (or fairies) and her generous cash giving, the rest of the world has their own tooth-centric traditions in place to honor anyone or anything responsible for whisking their teeth away. Think that placing your tooth […]

By |August 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Chewing tobacco, boys and baseball

Likely users of chewing tobacco are teenage boys who play baseball. But no matter who is using it, chewing tobacco and other forms of smokeless tobacco can harm oral health.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), children, especially boys, may begin using chewing tobacco as early as grammar school. Approximately four percent of boys […]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Can Pacifiers And Baby Bottles Ruin My Baby’s Teeth?

Sucking is a natural reflex for babies. They start to develop and practice it even before they are born. Sucking is a normal part of development that is comforting to children well into their first years of life.

In fact, sucking often brings comfort even after a child no longer needs to get nourishment from a […]

By |July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments