How Diabetes Affects Your Oral Health

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. That may sound like an unusual topic for a blog devoted to dental care and cosmetic dentistry to address, but it’s a fact that dentists are often the first health professionals to discover a patient may have diabetes. It is a “whole body” disease, with symptoms that can emerge in … [Read more...]

5 Tooth Brushing Mistakes

Practicing a skill frequently helps improve our ability to perform it. Taking advice from an expert or professional can help us perform a skill even more effectively. When it comes to brushing your teeth, you may see yourself as an expert because you’ve been doing it since childhood. However, dental professionals note … [Read more...]

New Year, New Dental Habits

At this time of year, you may be thinking about resolutions you want to adopt in 2018. The beginning of January is a great time to set your goals for the year, including actions that can improve your oral health and dental care. That’s not to say it will be easy - research indicates that only a small fraction of … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Naughty And Remember To Floss

There is a bumper sticker and t-shirt slogan that comes out during the winter holiday season, and it usually gets a few laughs from adults who remember trying to be extra well-behaved during December: “Define ‘good.’” Throughout our lives, we are often taught to do certain things so that we might get a reward from … [Read more...]

Key to a Long-Lasting Smile

Scientists who study longevity have found geographic pockets containing healthy long-lived people, 100 years or older, all over the globe. While the circumstances of their lives vary from place to place, these concentrations of the elderly have some commonalities in their lifestyles, including lots of physical … [Read more...]

Maintain Healthy Teeth While Traveling

It’s June, and many folks are taking to the roads and the skies on vacation. Other people have to travel for business on a regular basis, regardless of the season. While getting out of your usual routine can be refreshing, one set of habits that is important to not leave at home is your oral health regimen. Here are … [Read more...]