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Composite Fillings

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural. Composites […]

DIY Dental Treatments: What Your Dentist Thinks

Do-it-yourself (DIY) trends that claim a few simple steps will lead to a dramatic impact may work well for some home improvement dreams, but what about DIY when it comes to your dental health? “Some DIY dental health fads, like oil pulling for example, are just not effective,” said ADA dentist Dr. Matthew Messina. Others, […]

5 Weight Loss Tips That Are Also Good for Your Teeth

If you’ve decided to lose a few pounds after the New Year’s Eve ball drop, you’re not alone. Weight loss is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions made every year. Making smart food choices, paying attention to portion size and exercising are the steps you can take to shed pounds, and these changes […]

Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is an important part of your dental care routine. For a healthy mouth and smile the ADA recommends you: Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily. Replace your toothbrush every three or […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Toothbrush

We know and love our toothbrushes as the tools that kick plaque to the curb, help keep cavities at bay (with the help of fluoride toothpaste, of course) and freshen our breath. But what else can we learn about them? Read on for some toothbrush facts. When selecting your toothbrush, look for the ADA Seal. […]

Charcoal Whitening: Does it work and is it safe?

You see it everywhere now – advertised on Facebook and Instagram, in the beauty aisle at Target and Walgreens. Activated charcoal can be found in pill form, facemasks, you name it. There are even charcoal teeth whitening products on the market. Reviews on social media urge consumers to join the trend. But does charcoal actually […]

Are Juuls, Vapes and E-cigs bad for teeth?

Do you remember the days of restaurants with smoking and nonsmoking sections? Those days are practically long gone across the country. It’s no secret that smoking cigarettes and use of other tobacco products can have lasting negative effects on the mouth. That being said, there are new trends popping up every year cited as healthy alternatives […]

Use It Or Lose It: Guide for Getting the Most Out of Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

According to the National Association of Dental Plans, only 2.8% of people with Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Dental Plan reach or exceed their annual plan’s maximum. That is an alarmingly low number. The National Association of Dental Plans states that roughly 64% of the population has dental coverage. If your dental plan is on a calendar year, […]

The Effects of Gum Disease on Children

Periodontal (gum) Disease  is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place destroying the gums of the mouth. It is caused when there is a buildup of plaque on the teeth from lack of brushing, flushing, and proper dental hygiene. When you do not treat the plaque with proper dental care, it […]