Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health



August 10th, 2017
Are all toothpastes the same?

From ancient Egypt to early Greece, humans have long used pastes and scrubs to clean teeth, freshen breath and support a healthy mouth. While we’ve evolved beyond the toothpaste ingredients of crushed bones or burnt eggshells that our ancestors used (phew), we still rely on toothpaste for the same reasons. With all the options out… Read more »

August 7th, 2017
Athletes and Oral Health – How Your Routine Affects Your Smile

Exercise can be great for your lungs. It also strengthens muscles, helps prevent heart disease, builds endurance and even improves your mood. But it may not be so great for your teeth. According to the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, athletes who train frequently tend to have more cavities and tooth erosion… Read more »

August 3rd, 2017
How to choose the best mouthwash for you

Want to strengthen enamel? Treat gingivitis? Remove tooth stains? There’s a mouthwash for that! While mouth rinse has been around in some form for thousands of years, the number of options available for purchase has increased from 15 to over 100 in the last 50 years alone. Standing in front of rows of mouthwash at… Read more »

August 1st, 2017
3 Reasons Why Gardening is the Perfect Metaphor for Dental Hygiene

by Leah Kinney, RDH, MS   I love gardening. There’s just something about digging in the dirt and planting a tiny seed that grows and bears food that is magical to me. Gardening also requires daily maintenance and care, which is why it’s the perfect metaphor for dental hygiene and oral health. You have to… Read more »

July 18th, 2017
UV Safety Month: Don’t Overlook Oral Health

  It’s UV Safety Month – a great time to remember that it’s essential to protect skin from the sun’s rays. When you’re outside this summer, remember to apply sunscreen to an often-overlooked part of the body: your lips. In fact, 63 percent of sunscreen users don’t protect their pucker. Sun exposure to lips can… Read more »

July 17th, 2017
Keep an Emergency Kit Handy for Dental Injuries

Warm summer weather inspires people to get outside to enjoy swimming and sports. As always, with more fun in the sun comes more risk for dental injuries. It’s important to keep dental emergency information, such as dental benefits and dentist phone numbers, handy for yourself and childcare providers in case you experience summer tooth trauma…. Read more »