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Tooth Decay Risk Doubles for Children Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

There is a high percentages of tooth decay in baby teeth in developed countries, a rate of 20.5% in children ages 2-5 in the US. While cavity prevention in young children generally focuses on sugar restriction, oral fluoride supplementation and … Continue reading

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5 Things You Never Knew About Your Toothbrush

You use it every day, but when was the last time you put real thought into your toothbrush? An effective tool is essential for a proper brushing, which not only shines up your pearly whites, but also prevents bacteria and … Continue reading

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral Cancer Facts 48,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. Worldwide the problem is much greater, with new cases exceeding 640,000 annually. The fastest growing segment of the oral/oropharyngeal cancer population, are HPV16+ young non-smokers. Tobacco … Continue reading

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7 Subconscious Habits That Damage Your Teeth

Daily brushing and flossing, regular dental exams, and professional cleanings are important to keep your teeth healthy. It’s also important to keep some habits in check as they are doing more damage to your teeth than you may realize. Eating … Continue reading

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Tips For Fresher Breath

Bad breath? Here are causes and treatment options for bad breath. Hopefully by now someone has informed you (gently) of your halitosis, or – even better you figured it out yourself. If so, it’s time to take action. And that … Continue reading

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Foods For Healthier Teeth: 7 Things To Eat

We all know the basics of good oral care: brush in the morning and evening, floss each day and visit the dentist twice per year. But there are smaller, incremental steps we can take to guarantee good health, including the … Continue reading

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The Healthy Habit That Could Damage Your Teeth

Chances are, you go above and beyond to make sure your smile is as healthy as it can possibly be. But, you may not know the dangers that lurk behind the most common daily dental habit. If you’re brushing too … Continue reading

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The 6 Biggest Dental Problems For People Over 50

Smile! There’s good news from the world of dentistry: Older American are keeping their teeth longer than ever before and the average number of teeth people retain into old age is increasing, says Judith Ann Jones, DDS, a spokesman on … Continue reading

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5 Biggest Flossing Mistakes

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Interesting Dental Facts

The first chewing gum was “chicle”—sap from Sapodilla trees. Chicle dates back to Aztec times when people boiled and cut it into blocks. You may have once heard that George Washington’s false teeth were made of wood. They weren’t. They … Continue reading

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