Posts Tagged: dental 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 »

July 5th, 2017
Should my teenager have their wisdom teeth removed?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Your family dentist recommends that your teenager sees an oral surgeon for removal of their wisdom teeth. But what if they aren’t experiencing any pain or problems with them right now? Although pain is an important factor in determining whether or not wisdom teeth – also known as third molars… Read more »

June 14th, 2017
Make the Most of Your Two-Minute Brushing Session

  Two minutes is a long time to stare at yourself in the mirror, but that’s probably what you do while brushing your teeth. Make the most of those 120 seconds—the amount of brushing time recommended by the American Dental Association—by multitasking as you clean your teeth. Here are four of our favorite ways to… Read more »

June 8th, 2017
Planning Ahead: Schedule Back-to-School Dental Appointments Today

  With the school year just over, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is going back to school. But before you abandon notebooks and No. 2 pencils for swimsuits and sunglasses, check this one back-to-school item off your to-do list: Get your kids’ dental appointments scheduled for the summer. Many states require children to… Read more »

May 30th, 2017
Gift ideas to keep graduates smiling

Headed to a graduation party this season? The graduate probably doesn’t need another laundry basket or daily planner—but most college students could use a little help with their oral health. Incoming college freshmen have likely relied on their parents to make dental appointments in the past and may not be very proactive in making their… Read more »