Healthier Treat Options for the Holiday

Easter Eggs and Matzoh Ball Soup - Healthier Treats for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, you’re probably feeling tempted by the all the colorful, sugar-filled treats. Despite all the bright, spring-inspired packaging, eating the sugary treats of the holiday is bad for not just your teeth, but also your overall health. Thankfully, you don’t have to forego treats entirely for a holiday with some healthier alternatives that satisfy … Read More

The Human Jaw is Stronger than you Think

Dental Meme - Human Jaw Strength

All the human jaw muscles working together can close the teeth with a force as great as 55 pounds on the incisors or 200 pounds on the molars. The design of the human jaw makes it 40-50 percent more efficient than for all great apes.

Tips for a Healthy Mouth While Traveling

Oral Hygiene Tips for Vacation

If you’re leaving the area during the upcoming break to go to a warm beach or visit a family amusement park, make sure you’re not taking a break from good oral hygiene. While it’s important to relax during vacation, completely forgetting your daily oral care routine can be detrimental to your teeth and gums. With some easy, helpful tips, you … Read More

Eat Healthier to Improve Your Body and Your Smile

Eat Healthy for a healthy mouth

With warmer weather around the corner, everyone is thinking about eating healthier to look and feel better in fewer layers of clothing. However, eating healthy is also good for your oral health too, and certain foods can even improve and strengthen your teeth. When you eat the right foods for your physical wellness, it has a positive impact on your … Read More

Protect Your Teeth When Playing Sports

Protect Teeth When Playing Sports

With the impending arrival of spring and nicer weather, comes an increase in outdoor activities including team sports and recreation with friends. This also means there’s an increased risk of tooth damage during physical contact sports and activities. Making a plan to protect your teeth from damage and knowing what to do in case of emergency helps you thoroughly enjoy … Read More

Periodontal Maintenance – Treating Gum Disease

Stop Gum Disease

In the previous installments here and here of our Periodontal Maintenance series we explained what periodontal/gum disease is, how to recognize it, known risk factors, and how to prevent it. For our last installment, it’s time to explore the treatment options for gum disease and proper follow-up procedures. Treating gum disease Depending on how far the periodontal disease has progressed, … Read More