Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Do Bad Teeth Run In the Family?

Do bad teeth run in the family? An ADA dentist sets the record straight in the latest Ask an ADA Dentist video.

Monday, January 30, 2017

“advocate for dental and oral hygiene”.

French dental student Iris Mittenaere wins Miss Universe 2017
Miss France, Iris Mittenaere, 24, beat crowd favourite Miss Haiti to be named Miss Universe

Friday, January 27, 2017

Say goodbye to sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation doesn't just make you feel unpleasant— it can also have long-term consequences for your overall health, including high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. We can help you determine if your sleep deprivation is caused by an underlying medical condition and offer treatment options. Call our office today, and learn more here: http://bit.ly/1OD4ljM
Woman sleeping in daylight

Thursday, January 26, 2017

E-cigs not an alternative to quitting smoking

Is one of your goals this year to quit smoking? If so, we encourage you to quit all tobacco usage. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are often marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes by the tobacco industry, but a new study found that e-cigarettes could be just as harmful to your teeth and gums. http://bit.ly/2hfH3XG

Man smoking an electronic cigarette

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

7 tips to prevent clenching and grinding

The first quarter of the year can be a stressful time. If you're one of the people who clenches or grinds their teeth when under stress, here are some tips to help you break the habit:
* Reduce or eliminate caffeinated foods and drinks.
* Avoid consuming alcohol.
* Don't chew on pens, pencils or other objects, including gum.
* Take steps to reduce stress and anxiety in your life.
* When you notice clenching or grinding, place your tongue between your teeth to help relax your jaw.
* Place a warm washcloth on your jaw.
* Ask us about using a night guard to protect your teeth.

Chewed pencil and crumpled piece of paper

Monday, January 23, 2017

How Healthy is Your Mouth?

Answer a few questions, and you'll find out:
  • Your chances for cavities and problems
  • How your habits help or hurt your teeth and gums
  • Tips for avoiding trouble

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

This year's resolution

Do you have any New Year's resolutions? Here are some health-related suggestions if you need ideas:
* Stay current on recommended exams and cleanings.
* Complete recommended treatment due to decay or gum disease.
* Change your toothbrush every 3 months.
* Brush your teeth for two minutes twice per day.
* Floss daily.
* Reduce your consumption of sugary foods and drinks.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New year, new benefits!

Don't forget that most dental insurance benefits renew with the New Year! Now is the perfect time to schedule your first semiannual cleaning of 2017 if you haven't already. Call us today!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Why are my lips dry?

Are your lips feeling dry, sore and scaly as a result of cold winter weather? Check out these tips to prevent and heal chapped lips from WebMD:http://wb.md/2g7VwV4