Posts Tagged: Healthy teeth



October 5th, 2017
Therapy Dogs in Dental Offices

In recent years, dental offices have incorporated many innovative techniques to help their patients relax in the chair – music, TVs, aromatherapy and even spa-like treatments. But there’s one that really gets our tails wagging: therapy dogs. Therapy dogs have long been used to help people, including veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and hospital… Read more »

September 11th, 2017
4 Easiest Ways to Care for Your Gums

When we think about a healthy mouth, most of us picture pearly teeth – but in fact the health of your gums is just as important! Your gums are so important that there is an entire month (September) devoted to their care. This National Gum Care Month, take a minute to refresh on the four… 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 31st, 2017
Which Tooth is That?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Did you know that each of your teeth have individual names? Your baby (primary) teeth are identified by their own letters, and permanent teeth are identified by numbers.     In addition to being named, each “type” of tooth also has a very specific job! Incisors are used for biting… 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 »

July 10th, 2017
Keeping your teeth bright this wedding season

There are several common factors, some natural and some not, that can affect tooth coloring. Even people diligent about their dental health can find themselves with some tooth discoloration.If you’re looking to keep your smile bright this wedding season, consider the following factors in tooth coloring – and easy ways to keep your smile bright…. Read more »