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6 Reasons Why You Should Straighten Your Teeth

Whether you visit the orthodontist, or have us perform ClearCorrect clear aligner therapy, straightening your teeth is more than just a selfish splurge.  Here’s why you should consider making the investment in your smile. -Healthy Gums and Teeth!  Crowded and turned teeth create food and bacteria traps for teeth, making them impossible to clean thoroughly, […]

How Taking Probiotics Can Keep You Away From Your Doctor

Probiotics are the darling of the supplement industry, with sales well over $36.6 billion annually.  While the quality and the strains of certain probiotic supplements can be confusing, research is very promising that these tiny organisms can help multiple areas of our health. To understand why they have health benefits, we need to understand a […]

8 Ways Your Bleeding Gums Are Ruining Your Life

You may have heard that bleeding gums may be a sign of gum disease, a destructive, inflammatory condition caused by the bacteria in your mouth.  And like high blood pressure, you may not feel the signs or symptoms until the condition is very advanced.  Here are 8 reasons you shouldn’t ignore the “pink in the […]

Don’t Choose A Dentist Until You Read This: Is Your Dentist Holistic?

Often referred to as “biologic” or “biocompatible” dentistry, “Whole-istic” dentistry describes practicing dentistry in a way that serves each patient as a whole.  Since this is a philosophy and way of life for the dentist his or herself, this can manifest itself very differently in each dental practice that claims to be holistic.  However, these […]

Diabetes and Dental Care – What you need to know

Managing your health can be overwhelming at times, even for healthy people.  The challenge increases for diabetics, but it’s even more important! Saliva, under normal circumstances, is responsible for keeping our mouth healthy and free of bacteria. But in diabetics, high levels of glucose in bloodstream as well as in saliva, aid the growth of […]

How To Care For Your Teething Baby

  TEETHING IS NO FUN for babies or parents. Some babies’ teeth erupt with no problems at all; but for others, it could be a long and painful process. Besides giving your child plenty of tender loving care, here are some things you can do to care for your child’s mouth during the teething phase. Be […]

Stress can affect your oral health

  We know you take meticulous care of your pearly whites. You avoid sugar-rich food, you brush your teeth unerringly twice a day, and you floss with almost religious fervor.   In fact, you could be a role model for many people out there who either partially, or worse, not at all follow the dental hygiene […]

How often should you visit your dentist

If you are an adult who takes your oral hygiene very seriously, with your daily brushing and flossing taking on ritualistic proportions, a semi-annual visit to your dentist is often enough. A good precaution to take, especially for those who dread the visit.   There is no hard and fast rule about how often one […]

Chewing Sugar-Free Gum Boosts Your Oral Health

GUM ISN’T ALL ABOUT freshening your breath. While it definitely helps after that garlic pasta you had for lunch, did you know chewing sugarless gum can also prevent cavities and improve your oral health? Chewing Gum Increases Saliva Flow and Prevents Cavities According to the American Dental Association, studies show that chewing sugar-free gum for […]

How Breastfeeding Affects Your Child’s Oral Health

CHOOSING TO BREASTFEED a child is a personal and special decision for a mother. Not only does nursing provide a valuable bonding experience for mother and baby, it also has many health benefits, such as decreasing the child’s risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and lowering the chances of mom developing breast and ovarian […]