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

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

Study: Sports Drinks May be Bad for Teeth

Sports drinks can rehydrate you after a workout, but they also may wreak havoc on your teeth. Prolonged consumption of these types of beverages could lead to erosive tooth wear, according to a study presented at the International Association for Dental Research.

Mark Wolff, professor and chairman of the department of cardiology and comprehensive care at […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Avoid Dental Injuries During Summer Sports

Summer is the time for enjoying the great outdoors. However, some popular summer sports – such as swimming and softball – can expose your teeth to danger. Here are several seasonal activities that could lead to dental injuries and ways to keep your smile safe:
Swimming
Frequent swimmers may be at risk for developing yellowish-brown or dark […]

By |May 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Teeth Grinding: What You Need to Know About Bruxism

What Is It?

Bruxism is clenching or grinding your teeth, often without being aware that your are doing it. In the United States, bruxism affects an estimated 30 to 40 million children and adults.

 Some people grind their teeth only during sleep; this condition is called “nocturnal bruxism” or “sleep-related bruxism.” […]

By |May 22nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments