Protect Your Teeth from the Pool’s Chlorine

Blondes often worry about chlorine turning their hair green, but as you splash around in the pool this summer, be mindful that chlorine can have an effect on the color of your teeth as well. Chlorine is an antimicrobial that is used to sanitize swimming pools and Jacuzzis and keep them free of the bacteria …

Triclosan in Toothpaste: Should You Be Concerned?

In September 2016, the Food And Drug Administration gave manufacturers one year in which to remove triclosan from anitmicrobrial hand soaps. This decision was made due to a lack of evidence about triclosan’s safety. Then, more recently, a group of 200 scientists, medical doctors and public health professionals, representing 29 countries, published a statement that …

Vitamin D, Calcium and Your Teeth

Summer is almost here, and we know you’ll be slathering on the sunscreen to protect your skin … but the good news is that a little bit of sun exposure helps you get enough vitamin D. Combine that with some calcium-rich foods, and you are on your way to keeping your teeth (and bones) healthy …

Stained Teeth: Which Foods and Drinks Are the Worst Offenders?

With the recent exciting news that two European men have created a colorless coffee, there is some relief among java lovers who worry about the brew darkening their teeth. Alas, it doesn’t look like CLRCFF is available in the United States yet, so we’ll have to keep being diligent about watching our foods and drinks …

Gum Disease: A Warning for Your Health

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is inflammation around the tooth caused by an infection of the tissues that surround the tooth. Some of the symptoms are red, swollen gums that bleed easily, and gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease can also be a warning sign that a …

Five Reasons We LOVE Tap Water!

Water from the tap often gets a bad rap. There are many fears about too many chemicals, contaminants and carcinogens in our drinking water. But Americans have no shortage of safe water to drink, and during National Children’s Dental Health Month, we want to remind kids and adults why dentists LOVE tap water! Tap water …

Bad Breath: Causes and Solutions

Have you ever wondered what causes bad breath, but felt too embarrassed to ask a dentist, or even too fearful to run a Google search? If you know you have bad breath, but don’t know why, it is crucial to know the various causes in order to pinpoint how to treat your own case. Some …

Keeping Those Two Front Teeth Strong and Healthy

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, my two front teeth, see my two front teeth! Gee, if I could only have my two front teeth, then I could wish you “Merry Christmas.” Remember this classic Christmas song? We associate it with losing baby teeth, but it’s important to know that our …

Is Activated Charcoal All That?

The latest beauty trend to take the Internet by storm is (drumroll please) … activated charcoal, the substance used in emergency rooms to treat accidental overdoses and poisonings. Because of its ability to absorb toxins and pollutants, activated charcoal is now being added to everything from soaps and facial masks to juices and even toothpaste. …

Six Tricks that Treat Your Teeth

During this month of candy and costumes, the health of our teeth is often forgotten. So here are some tricks that can help keep scary things from happening to your teeth. An apple a day keeps the dentist away. There are a wide variety of delicious apples available now, and this firm, crisp fruit helps …