Are Hidden Sources of Alcohol Affecting Your Teeth?

From Medications We Take to Food We Eat, Alcohol is Everywhere When consumed in moderation, there are health benefits associated with alcohol. The Mayo Clinic reports that moderate alcohol consumption can reduce the odds of developing heart disease including heart attack, may potentially minimize the risks of stroke, lower the chances of getting gallstones and…

7 Surprising Foods That Are Staining Your Teeth

And How to Keep Eating Them While Reducing Their Impact on Your Pearly Whites Wine, coffee and tea it’s the trifecta of tooth-staining foods that almost everyone knows to avoid in order to protect their pearly whites. These beverages, however, are just the beginning of a long list of foods that can sabotage your smile,…

10 Tips for a Happy Mouth in 2016

Healthy Resolutions for a Brighter Smile Failure to keep New Year’s resolutions is so commonplace these days that it has become an easy punch line for many jokes. Studies have found only eight percent of people actually keep their resolutions annually. But resolving to improve your dental health and actually making good on that resolution…

Dentists are Disease Detectives

Your Oral Health Speaks Volumes About Your Body Your mouth performs a range of important daily activities including eating, drinking, talking and smiling. But did you know that your mouth can also provide clues to other diseases? Dentists can act as disease detectives by simply examining your mouth, head, and neck for signs and symptoms…

Six Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

‘Tis the Season for Mouth Healthy Gifts! Stockings are the perfect opportunity to sneak in that practical gift for a child or teenager and even impress your partner or friend with something thoughtful that lasts long after the Christmas tree comes down. Besides, what better way to feel great about stuffing candy canes and chocolate…

Can Chewing Gum Prevent Cavities?

The Stick You Pick Can Either Harm or Help Your Teeth Chewing gum in various forms has been around since ancient times. The Greeks chewed sap from the mastic tree, called mastiche. On the other side of the world, the ancient Mayans favored the sap of the sapodilla tree (called tsiclte). Native Americans chewed spruce…

Correcting Common Tooth Spacing Issues

  A Great Smile Can Boost Your Confidence and Change Your Life Do you keep your lips together when you smile or have a tendency to cover your mouth when you laugh because your teeth are less than perfect? Maybe you’ve always secretly admired the way that your friends, family, and even strangers smile. You…