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Tips from the Tooth Fairy

When our children are growing up one of our special joys is being able to play tooth fairy, but it comes with a certain amount of peril. Failing to leave a treat from the tooth fairy, even once, results in their disillusion. When children are little the loss of one of their teeth is an […]

Foods That Brighten Tooth Enamel

Every day you focus on the details involved in maintaining excellent dental health. You start the day with brushing, take the time to properly floss, and end it all with a thorough cleansing mouthwash, so why do you still have stains on your teeth? No matter what the answer to that question is, you’re likely […]

What Are Those Things in the Dentist’s Office?

In our dentist’s office exist a host of devices used for the maintenance and care of our teeth.  With most of us not knowing exactly what these all are for there’s ample opportunity for our anxiety about receiving dental care to build up as we stare at what appears to be a creative array of […]

Animals Have Amazing Teeth

We spend a lot of time learning about the teeth in our mouths, but have you ever wondered what kind of teeth the animal world has?  Every animal has different kind of teeth for processing their food, digging their homes, and generally going about their lives. We’re going to spend some time looking at some […]

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Since the invention of the X-ray dentists jobs have just gotten easier, and with every passing year the technology behind this incredible imaging technology just gets more refined.  A lot of people get nervous when they think too hard about x-rays due to the use of radiation in their function, but there’s nothing to fear. […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Dentist Was Doing at Your Checkup

When we visit our dentist we often think we’re just there for them to do an additional cleaning of our teeth and judge us for our oral hygiene failures.  While these may be included in what your dentist is doing when you’re in their chair there’s a list of other things that are far more […]

An Exploration Of Childhood Sucking Habits, Thumb vs Pacifier

Everyone is familiar with the use of pacifiers and thumb-sucking as a soothing technique by the youngest of children, but we rarely consider the long term ramifications of using these methods and what the advantages and disadvantages are of each. Research on the topic has produced some surprising results on both sides of the coin, […]

When to Wear a Mouthguard

They’ve got the uniform and the pads, the beginning of the season is coming up, and everything is ready to go… or is it?  In athletes of all ages mouth-guards are an essential part of their protective equipment. While athletes are the most common users of this kind of equipment, they’re not the only ones […]

Pamper Yourself on the Dental Aisle

Everyone deserves a little pampering from time to time, after all, what’s a bathtub for if not tending to our need for occasional luxury?  However there is often a part of our bodies we leave out when we start thinking about how to take special care of ourselves, and that’s our mouths.  Of course, we […]

Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

When we go through First Aid training programs, there’s always one section that’s notably missing, and that’s the dental First Aid section.  This has led to many people assuming that when a tooth is knocked out or damaged, there’s nothing to be done for it, but nothing could be further from the truth!  These aren’t […]

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