Thursday, April 27, 2017

How to identify oral cancer symptoms
As Oral Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to discuss how you can identify symptoms of oral cancer at home. If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms for two or more weeks, please call us:
* A sore or irritation that doesn't go away
* Red or white patches in or around your mouth
* Pain, tenderness or numbness in or around your mouth
* Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving your tongue or jaw

Learn more here:
How to identify oral cancer at home

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The 90s tooth gem renaissance
They may be controversial, but the tooth gems of the 90s are making a comeback! How do you feel about tooth gems? Do you love them or hate them? If you're thinking about getting a tooth gem, please don't DIY at home!
Smiling woman wearing red lipstick with a gold star tooth gem

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Improve Earth's health while improving oral health!

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Don't forget to turn off the faucet while you're brushing your teeth to conserve water today and every day. What steps do you take to reduce, reuse and recycle?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Know your risks
Did you know that some of the biggest causative factors of oral cancer are lifestyle choices? Some of the lifestyle choices with the largest risks include tobacco use, alcohol consumption and prolonged sun exposure without sunscreen protection.
Heart drawn in sunscreen

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Look picture perfect on your special day
Prom, graduation and wedding season are approaching. Don't fall prey to unsafe trends like using lemon juice and baking soda to try to whiten your teeth. We can help you get your smile camera ready safely and quickly. Call us today!
Bride and groom smiling

Monday, April 17, 2017

Dental Emergencies

Tips on how to treat and react to a dental emergency. How to care for objects stuck in your mouth, and broken or chipped teeth.

Friday, April 14, 2017

An eggcellent education opportunity
This Sunday is Easter, but don't only think of fillings in terms of plastic or chocolate eggs! Prevent tooth decay and fillings by brushing and flossing or rinsing with water as soon as possible after enjoying your Easter treats.
Bride and groom smiling

To Chew or Not to Chew

Find out what you know about chewing gum!
Chewing sugarless gum can increase saliva and can help prevent cavities, heartburn and more.
Two girls blowing bubbles with chewing gum

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Travel Tips for Your Teeth

8 Travel Tips for Your Teeth

Find out what to do if you forget your toothbrush on vacation, how to brush when water quality is questionable and more.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Best non-candy Easter basket ideas

Easter is less than a week away! What are your favorite non-candy items to put in your child's Easter basket? Some of our favorite ideas include art supplies, books, bubbles and anything bunny, from pajamas to socks!
Little girl holding basket hunting for Easter eggs

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Safeguard Your Smile

No athlete wants to experience the agony of defeat—or a mouth injury during the big game. Learn why a mouthguard should be part of every uniform in honor of National Facial Protection Month.
Child playing football and wearing a mouthguard

Monday, April 10, 2017

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with cancers of the mouth, throat, tonsils and tongue this year. What you should know about the top 7 risk factors.
Man thinking seriously

Friday, April 7, 2017

When was your last oral cancer screening?

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Almost 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. The good news is that we screen for oral cancer at your dental exams, and early detection gives you a 90% chance of survival. If you haven't had a dental exam in 6 months or more, give us a call today!

When was your last oral cancer screening?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

6 ways to reduce sugary snacking

Many people know that limiting sugar consumption is important for good oral and overall health. However, you may be surprised to learn just how difficult it is to keep your sugar consumption within recommended limits when you discover just how much sugar is in everything we eat! Check out these helpful tips from the ADA:
Plate of blueberries and raspberries