Toothpaste can do more harm than good

The next time a patient innocently asks me, “What’s the best toothpaste to use?” I’m going to unleash a whole Chunky Soup can of “You Want The Truth? You CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!” Gosh, that’s such an overused movie quote. Sorry about that, but still. If you’re a dental professional, isn’t this the most annoying … Continue reading Toothpaste can do more harm than good

Resources for sealant and fluoride varnish use with pediatric patients

One study recently found that sealant application may be more effective than fluoride varnish application in preventing tooth decay in the permanent teeth of children. Read more about this study and get resources for your treatment decisions below. In a recent Cochrane Oral Health Blog, there was discussion about a systematic review of the evidence … Continue reading Resources for sealant and fluoride varnish use with pediatric patients

Breathing through mouth during sleep may increase tooth decay risk

 Written by Catharine Paddock PhD Published: Monday 8 February 2016 A comparison of acidity levels in the mouths of individuals who did and did not breathe through the mouth during sleep finds mouth breathing may promote dental erosion and decay. The researchers found that at stages during the night, acidity levels in the mouths of … Continue reading Breathing through mouth during sleep may increase tooth decay risk

6 Tips to Get Your Child Excited About Brushing

You know how important it is for your children to brush their teeth, but that doesn’t mean they do. Chances are, if it isn’t fun, they’re going to fight you every time you tell them it’s time to head to the bathroom and pick up that toothbrush. Not sure how to make brushing fun for … Continue reading 6 Tips to Get Your Child Excited About Brushing

4 Tips to help your child enjoy going to the dentist

Many children dislike going to the dentist. As in, really dislike going to the dentist! They are worried about getting a shot and feeling pain. Having to sit in the dentist’s chair with their mouth open for several a minutes a time isn’t all that easy, either. What’s more, the dentist is poking and prodding … Continue reading 4 Tips to help your child enjoy going to the dentist

Oral Hygiene Advice to Live By

When it comes to good oral hygiene, following the basics is really all you need to do. There’s no need to follow gimmicks or new fads. Practicing the essential oral hygiene habits truly are all you need to do to enjoy good oral health for your entire life. Below are what we believe to be … Continue reading Oral Hygiene Advice to Live By

How to make sure you keep all your teeth

Have you never lost a tooth? Good for you because many people have lost at least one tooth: 178 million American adults have lost at least one. What’s more, 3.75 percent have none of their original adult teeth at all! So if you want to be one of those who does keep all of her … Continue reading How to make sure you keep all your teeth