Have You Considered Dental Sealants to Prevent Cavities?

A good way to prevent cavities – especially for children – is to apply a dental sealant to your teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier against cavities. It is made from a plastic material and dentists apply it to the area where decay most often occurs in your mouth – on your back teeth’s […]

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Make Your Own Mouthwash – Here’s 4 Recipes

Buying mouthwash at the store can be overwhelming (there are more than 100 options in the marketplace) and cash-challenging (even generic brands are not cheap). Plus, trying to figure out what exactly is in the mouthwash you buy  can be dizzyingly frustrating (or quite frightening once you figure it out). So the next time you […]

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Mouth Care Tips After a Tooth is Removed

If you are about to have a tooth removed at the dentist, or other oral surgery, here are some tips about how to help your mouth recover quickly and with a minimum of pain. While You Are at The Dentist Right after they remove the tooth, your dentist will pack the area with padding and […]

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What Do Hippopotamus Bone, Silver Coin Shavings, and Seashells Have in Common?

Oral health has been a topic of interest to humans since earliest times. Dentistry first appears in recorded text in 5000 BC, when the Sumerians thought that dental decay was due to tooth worms. The first dentist shows up in 2600 BC in an Egyptian tomb, which includes an inscription referring to Hesy-Re as the […]

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Looking for A Brighter Smile? Here Are Your Teeth Whitening Options

Did you know that 96 percent of Americans believe that a smile is important to a person’s appearance? So if you’re avoiding smiling because you feel like your teeth aren’t as white as you would like, then teeth whitening might be an option for you to consider. The best long-term way to keep your smile […]

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7 Dental Gifts for Dad On Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this Sunday, but if you haven’t done your gift shopping yet, we have 7 unusual gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on your father’s face on June 16. Plus, they’ll help keep his smile bright and his oral health in good shape. Electric Toothbrush: If your Dad likes power tools, […]

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7 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Toothbrush

  You’ll spend more than 1,500 hours during your life brushing your teeth if you’re brushing two times per day (and two minutes per time). So it’s kind of important for you to choose the right type of toothbrush if you’re going to be that “close and personal” with this bristly tool! We have 7 […]

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Toothpaste Ingredients Through History Included Oyster Shells, Soap, and Charcoal

When you reach for a tube of modern-day toothpaste, do you ever wonder what exactly is in that tube? You probably know there is fluoride in the paste, which is a great cavity fighter. Often it will include a whitener for brighter teeth, plus ingredients for flavor, color, smoothness and moistness. But have your ever […]

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Tips to Help Your Child Avoid Cavities from Their Baby Bottle

Here are nine tips for baby bottle usage to help you keep your little one free of cavities. Avoid Sugary Beverages Sports drinks and fruit juices are packed with sugar and are not recommended for your baby’s bottle. That’s because lots of sugar leads to tooth decay and can create a host of dental problems […]

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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

If you feel anxious or afraid at the mere thought of  going to the dentist, you should know that you’re not alone. More than 33% of Americans feel the same emotions about dentists. Often, people who suffer from dental anxiety or fear never go to the dentist, and then are faced with a lifetime of […]

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