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DIY braces: Are they really worth it?

DIY braces and teeth-straightening kits have been popping up all over the internet. These kits promise consumers a beautiful smile, without the cost of orthodontia. Unfortunately, DIY braces come with numerous risks and can be downright dangerous. Although they may appear appealing and … [Read more...]

Is chocolate bad for your teeth?

It's Valentines Day and you indulge in a decadent, dark chocolate bar. You try not to think about the effect your treat will have on your waist line or your pearly whites. But is chocolate really bad for your teeth? You'll be surprised to find out that consuming moderate amounts of chocolate … [Read more...]

5 tips for your child’s first dentist visit

If you recently had a baby or are pregnant, you may be wondering when you should schedule your child's first dentist visit. The ideal time to take your child in for the first checkup is when your child turns one or after her first tooth erupts. Some pediatricians check the child's mouth during … [Read more...]

How smoking harms your teeth

Everyone knows that smoking causes lung cancer. Even most smokers are aware of this risk when they light up. But another danger of smoking that gets less attention is the damage it does to your teeth. Smoking breeds bacteria, which causes bad breath, yellow teeth, and gum disease. Every smoker knows … [Read more...]

Pregnancy and oral health

With your new baby on the way, your oral health is probably the last thing on your mind. You are tired. Food cravings strike every few minutes. None of your clothes seem to fit. Visiting the dentist is most likely not on your priority list. Even though your teeth may not be the most pressing … [Read more...]

Preventing gum disease

Have you been discovering blood after brushing your teeth? This blood could be an early sign of gum disease. Gum disease refers to an inflammation of your gums that could eventually corrode the bone that supports your teeth. It is caused by a build up of plaque, which contains bacteria that harms … [Read more...]

Fast food and oral health

Fast food lies behind some of America's biggest health crises. Two thirds of Americans are overweight and 35% are clinically obese. 17 million of our fellow countrymen and women suffer from diabetes. That's bad enough, but it's important to know that fast food can be a disaster for oral health too. … [Read more...]

Dental health and mental health

Everyone knows that maintaining your dental health will keep your gums healthy and reduce bad breath and tooth decay. But did you know that your dental health can reveal a lot about your mental state?   It has become more apparent today that there is a very strong connection between … [Read more...]

How to care for your teeth at home

Everyone wants to keep a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood. By practicing proper oral hygiene at home, you can help your teeth stay healthy, beautiful, and pain free. Good dental habits can help prevent cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Brush every morning and evening Brush your … [Read more...]

Benefits of tap water

We have all heard that sodas and sugary juices are bad for our teeth, but how bad are they really? What is healthy alternative? Drinking tap water is far better than trying to quench your thirst with soft drinks that contain a high sugar content, which wreaks havoc on your teeth. Why is soda bad … [Read more...]