Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health



November 30th, 2017
Use your benefits before the year is over

  Most companies opt for health benefits that begin January 1, so if you get your dental benefits through your employer, odds are your benefits will expire at the end of the year. Remember, if you don’t use them, you lose them – so use your benefits before it’s too late! Know your plan details. Get… Read more »

November 27th, 2017
Alternatives for the floss-adverse

Flossing can seem like a chore. If you don’t do it regularly it might hurt, maybe maneuvering that tiny string isn’t easy for you, and it might seem like it just takes too long. But we also know that flossing is crucial for your oral health. The bacteria that cause gum disease grow in colonies…. Read more »

November 15th, 2017
Tips for indulging in that cup of holiday cheer

The holidays are fast approaching – which means the season of indulgence is upon us!   Between the sweets and the drinks, the holidays are a delicious time of year. But before you take a sip full of cheer at your next party or get-together, take a minute to consider Dental Hygienist Leah’s tips to… Read more »

November 6th, 2017
What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Oral Health

Even without speaking a word, your tongue can say a lot. The color, texture and patterns of your tongue can provide insight into the state of your oral and overall health. What is your tongue trying to tell you?   White coating. A tongue that appears white is usually the result of overgrown papillae, the… Read more »

October 31st, 2017
Chewing Ice: Satisfying, But Dangerous

If you find yourself absently and happily chewing away at a couple ice cubes after you’ve finished a drink, you’re not alone. There are many who enjoy chewing ice not just incidentally, but as a matter of habit. It can be oddly satisfying to crunch your way through an ice cube. And, in fact, there… Read more »

October 29th, 2017
Is my jaw shrinking?

  As we progress through the years, many of us start noticing changes in our mouths, shifting and even crowding teeth. If it’s got you wondering, “Is my jaw shrinking?” the answer is yes – it could be. But why? There are three known reasons that may cause our jaws to shrink. Aging Between 1949… Read more »