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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Chances are you’ve had X-rays taken at your dentist’s office before, whether as a kid or an adult. But did you ever stop to think about how cool that actually is? As dental professionals we can’t help but thank about it! With dental X-rays, you can actually see what’s happening inside your mouth, making them a miracle of modern science that we usually take for granted. Since X-rays involve radiation, some people worry that they aren’t safe. But the truth is that getting the occasional dental X-ray is not only safe but an important part of your dental care regimen,… Read Full Post

My Oral Health Resolution for 2018

A new year is upon us— and that means it’s the time for New Year’s resolutions! The truth is, even though we have the best of intentions, most of our resolutions will fall by the wayside by the time February rolls around. We all want to be happier and healthier, but sometimes we make goals that just don’t stick. Make this year different. Consider adopting some of these dental health goals for your 2018 resolutions. Your mouth will thank you for it! 1. Follow the 2×2 Rule Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. This might seem straightforward,… Read Full Post

Why Do Teeth Feel Fuzzy When They’re Dirty?

Have you ever experienced that icky feeling on your teeth when you haven’t brushed in a while and they start to feel a little fuzzy, almost like there’s an extra layer of something on them? Chances are we’ve all dealt with this at some point or another in our lives. That feeling is your mouth telling you that there is plaque sitting on your teeth. What Is Plaque? Plaque is a thin, hard coating that forms on teeth, caused by bacteria in your mouth that consume sugars and produce waste products. While plaque can be managed with nothing more than… Read Full Post

How Smiling Affects Your Mental Health & Social Life

Ever since you were a kid, people have probably been telling you to smile. Maybe it was your parents saying it while dropping you off on the first day of school. Or maybe it happened during a play or musical performance or while taking a school photo. But did you know that smiling really does make a difference, and can affect your mental health and social life in really incredible ways? Here are just a few ways that smiling can greatly improve your everyday life. 1. Smiles are contagious! If you see someone smile, you are more likely to smile… Read Full Post

Halloween Candy FAQ

The most frightening thing about Halloween to us isn’t the scary décor, creepy costumes, or nightmare-inducing horror stories, but the potential damage that consuming lots of candy can do for you and your kids’ teeth! Here are all of the top questions that we hear around this time of year. Why is candy bad for my teeth? One word: sugar! Sugar is highly acidic, and acidic foods and drinks are what eat away at the enamel that protects your teeth. When enamel breaks down, your teeth will develop cavities that can cause decay if left untreated. Other effects of eating… Read Full Post