Healthy Dental Tips Blog

Prepare Yourself for the Sexiest New Year’s Eve Kiss Ever

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on Dec 25, 2014 1:00:00 PM

It’s never too early to start planning the perfect New Year’s Eve smooch. Whether you plan to glam yourself up in a fabulous outfit or stay in, prepare to lock that kiss down at the stroke of midnight. Your special someone will appreciate the effort you took to enhance the moment.

 

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Topics: Teeth Whitening, Dental Care Basics

Keep Your Sweet Tooth Jolly

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on Dec 18, 2014 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: Dental Care Basics

6 Common Causes of Dental Pain (and What To Do About It)

Posted by Rachel Moody, MBA on Dec 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Pain is a protective response from your body. Whether it is minor or severe; the sensory trigger is there to let you know something is wrong-something that comes from the inside out. Dental pain is no exception to this rule. It is a form of reactive nerve pain that emanates from inside your teeth when they are exposed to certain stimuli.

Why do your teeth hurt?

The answer depends on the stimuli. What stimuli? For every symptom, there is a cause. Here are 6 common causes and what to do about them:

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Topics: Dental Care Basics

Five Fascinating Facts About Fluoride

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on Dec 12, 2014 1:34:00 PM

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Topics: Dental Hygiene, Dental Care Basics

'Tis the Season to be Flossing

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on Nov 25, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Your belly is filled with good food, but your teeth shouldn't be. Give your teeth the optimal cleaning they deserve. Flossing keeps the areas between the teeth clean which helps reduce the risk of cavities. It also disrupts gooey plaque formation between the teeth and reduces the risk of gum disease. Floss for better oral health.

 

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Topics: Dental Care Basics

Caring For Your Child's Teeth

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on Nov 4, 2014 8:57:00 AM

Getting children to brush their teeth properly can be a challenge, but it’s an important part of their daily routine. Like adults, kids should brush their teeth with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes twice a day, and one of those sessions should be before bedtime.

 

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Topics: Dental Care Basics

Make National Dental Hygiene Month Last Year-round

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on Oct 29, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Six minutes a day is all it takes to find the path to a happy, healthy mouth. October has been designated as National Dental Hygiene Month to help raise public awareness about oral hygiene. Use these three simple tips to achieve good oral health all year long.

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Topics: Dental Care Basics

All The Truth About Your Wisdom Teeth

Posted by Svetlana Li on Jun 16, 2014 6:01:00 PM

What are wisdom teeth and how did they get their name? Wisdom teeth are basically your third row of molars. They were dubbed "wisdom teeth" because they generally show up between ages 17-25. A good majority of people will have to deal with their wisdom teeth at some point or another, so let's take a look at these interesting and sometimes troublesome-teeth.

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Topics: Dental Care Basics, Dental Tips

Have a 12-month-old child? Time to See the Dentist

Posted by Svetlana Li on May 23, 2014 12:03:00 PM

When should I start taking my child to the dentist?

At 12 months old, your child has only a few teeth. You may think that he or she is still a few years away from needing to seek dental care and you’re not alone. Recent studies have found that fewer than 1% of infants receive dental care, and many do not see a dentist by their second birthday.

But actually, this is the time to make an appointment!

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Topics: Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Care Basics, Dental Tips

Dental Tips to Avoid Scary Halloween Treats

Posted by Svetlana Li on Oct 30, 2013 3:31:00 PM

It's that time of the year, time for ghosts, ghouls, and cavities! Okay, well maybe not right away, but Halloween is one of the most sugary days of the year. And, it's just the beginning of the sweets and treats season. For the next couple of months, there will be no shortage of candies, cakes and cookies, at school, at home and at parties and gatherings. With all that extra sugar, it is even more important to guard against the evils of tooth decay.

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Topics: Dental Care Basics, Dental Tips