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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 […]

When Should My Child See a Dentist?

Children can be such a blessing, but if you aren’t prepared for some of the concerns that face their dental health it can become something of a nightmare.  You’ve gone out of your way to get all the other elements in order, with the best doctors, educational toys, and even going with cloth diapers to […]

Preparing for Braces

Braces are a wonderful invention that has been restoring beautiful smiles to those with crowded, angled, or otherwise imperfect teeth for generations.  When it comes time for you to actually get braces, however, there can be some concern over how it’s all going to work out, how it’s going to affect your life, and what […]

5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Brush

You’ll hear it every time you take your kids into the dentist, dental hygiene is imperative to ensuring your children have a long life with excellent health.  The problem lay, of course, in getting children to brush and teaching them how to brush properly. If you’re a parent of a growing child you’re aware of […]

When to Visit a Pediatric Dentist

Just as it important to take your child to a pediatrician for their medical health, it is also important to take them to a pediatric dentist for their dental health. While Delta Dental found the average age for a child’s first dental visit to be 2.6 years, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that […]

What is a Composite Filling?

Fillings are a restorative method that is used when cavities develop in the teeth. Nowadays, there are several filling options available. One of these options includes composite fillings. Composite fillings are made from powdered glass and acrylic resin, and have a natural tooth-colored appearance. Because of their natural appearance, many people choose composite fillings. Composite […]

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