Posts Tagged: Smile



April 26th, 2018
3 Reasons Why Gardening is the Perfect Metaphor for Dental Hygiene

Leah Kinney, RDH, MS This Arbor Day, we’re looking at gardening and oral health. I love gardening. There’s just something about digging in the dirt and planting a tiny seed that rows and bears food that is magical to me. Gardening also requires daily maintenance and care, which is why it’s the perfect metaphor for… Read more »

April 11th, 2018
Lying through your teeth! Common dental idioms and their origins

Have you ever noticed how many of our everyday idioms mention our mouths or teeth? Many of us know what these common sayings mean – but have you wondered where they came from? We break it down below.   By the skin of your teeth The first recorded instance of this phrase was from the… Read more »

March 14th, 2018
Dental Insurance Explained

Your primer for protecting your gums, teeth and mouth So, it’s time to enroll in your benefits and you’re wondering, “Do I really need dental insurance? What does it cover and how does it work?” Let’s get your insurance knowledge up to speed and talk about why dental insurance is important for you. What is… Read more »

February 25th, 2018
Why do we lose our teeth?

      Losing your teeth is a rite of passage for every child – but the thought of pulling out pieces of our mouths can be a scary one for a to think about. What can help the shock is understanding why it is happening.   As we grow up, our body grows as well –… Read more »

December 18th, 2017
Five tips for getting toddlers to brush

The fresh, clean feeling that comes with a good smile-scrubbing session is enough to get most people to brush – but toddlers aren’t “most people.” According to a pediatrician and author Dr. William Speaks, toddlers are mainly motivated by having fun and being happy. If you’ve got a pint-sized protestor on your hands, your best… 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 »