Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health



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 »

July 16th, 2017
Drink Up: Why Water Is Good For Your Teeth

Healthier skin and increased energy are just a few of the commonly touted benefits of drinking more water, but did you know H2O also promotes healthy teeth? Dentists often say to avoid sugary sodas and opt for water instead, but not just because water has no sugar content. It’s actually because it benefits your oral… Read more »

July 12th, 2017
5 Tips To Help You Drink More Water 

Eight glasses a day. That’s the rule we’ve been taught since grade school when it comes to drinking water. The benefits of consuming nature’s purest offering are second to none when you consider humans themselves are made of 70 percent H2O—we need it, quite simply, to function. But it is also essential to keeping your… Read more »