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There Can Be Consequences to Cavities

During February, we celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month. It is sponsored by the American Dental Association to raise awareness about the importance of dental health. Yet, even with awareness raised, tooth decay is the No. 1 chronic childhood condition. More than 40 percent of children have dental cavities by the time they reach kindergarten. …

Easing Anxiety about Root Canals

Being told you need a root canal may cause you to feel anxious or worried and full of questions. While the procedure has had a bad reputation in the past, it really is not so scary and can help you save a tooth. What Is a Root Canal? A root canal is a treatment for …

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 …

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 …

Dental Sealants: Cost-Effective Protection for Your Teeth

If your dentist has talked about dental sealants for you or your child, you may be wondering if they are really necessary. The answer is: Yes! Recent research has shown that they do add a lot of value. What are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants are basically an extra layer of protection for your teeth. They …

Let’s Stop the Great Floss Debate

It is the kind of headline that makes those of us in the field of health and dental care cringe: Medical benefits of dental floss unproven. Wait, what?! First, let me tell you, flossing works. As a dentist I know this. And time and again, the media comes out with stories about whether it is …

Three Cool Dental Technologies You May Not Know About!

It’s a New Year, and you can make a fresh start. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, it’s time to make an appointment to make sure your teeth and mouth are healthy — and find out how easy a visit to the dentist can be thanks to newer technologies designed to …