Should I get a snore guard?

Are you a chronic snorer? Do you wake yourself or your partner up throughout the night because you sound like a tractor? Did you know that 90 million Americans suffer from snoring? Snoring is a common phenomenon that can occur for many reasons. Some people snore due to smoking or being overweight, while others simply […]

4 Oral Hygiene Tips for Your Next Camping Trip

We’re nearing the end of summer and many families and friend groups surely have one last camping trip planned. Here are 4 tips on how to take care of your oral hygiene while you’re at the campsite! Make a plan Remind your fellow campers of the importance of keeping good oral hygiene habits while camping. […]

Why does the dentist poke my gums?

Going to the dentist, while necessary, isn’t always the most pleasant experience. Your dentist and hygienist know this and do their best to provide you with the best care with the most comfort when you come in for checkups and cleanings.  There are many things that your dentist and/or hygienist will do during your twice-annual […]

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate for your Oral Health

It’s no secret that sweets can cause tooth decay. Chocolate lovers out there will be the first to cringe knowing the effect the sweet, creamy treat can have on their teeth. There is, however, a loophole: dark chocolate! Dark chocolate that is 70% or more cocoa and less than 6-8 grams of sugar actually contains […]

Benefits of Flossing

Alongside brushing your teeth twice a day, the American Dental Association recommends flossing daily. Flossing is important because it helps you clean those spaces between your teeth that you can’t reach with your toothbrush. Keep reading to learn all about the benefits of flossing! Gets rid of plaque Brushing cleans the surface of your teeth, […]

Alcohol and Your Oral Health

You don’t have to be a doctor to know that consuming too much alcohol can have negative effects on your health. But did you know that alcohol also affects your mouth health? While it’s okay to have a glass of wine or beer every now and then, frequent alcohol consumption can actually have a pretty […]

Gum Health: Indicative Of More Than A Healthy Smile

What’s the cause of 90% of tooth loss? According to the ADA, gum disease and tooth decay are the major culprits. However, if we take the correct measures to keep our gums healthy, the future looks much brighter for our smiles… and our bodies. When there is a buildup of bacteria in the mouth, our […]

Afraid of the Dentist? Read this.

Thousands of Americans suffer from poor oral health due to a serious fear of the dentist. Although it is not uncommon to be afraid of the dentist, it can be a serious issue that keeps people out of the dentist’s chair for months, and sometimes even years. Skipping dental visits is not okay and can […]

Tongue Ties

You’re probably familiar with the phrase “getting tongue-tied” which refers to feeling too shy or embarrassed to speak. But in the case of now 8-year old Mason Motz in Texas, he’s now feeling anything but. According to an article from Inside Edition, Motz spent the first five years of his life unable to speak a […]

DIY Whitening: What You Should Know

Whitening products that can be purchased online or at the drugstore have become ubiquitous. You’ve probably seen ads on magazines or social media for easily obtainable whitening products that promise pearlier whites after one use. The appeal is obvious. After all, everyone wants shiny, white teeth! But do these products really work, and more importantly, […]