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Receding Gums: Are Your Teeth in Peril?

Receding Gums: Are Your Teeth in Peril? No cavities, no problem, right? Wrong! Even the straightest and whitest of teeth can fall prey to a serious case of receding gums, a common condition that can sneak up and do some damage before many individuals realize it’s even a problem. While a surefire way to detect…

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How to Recognize and Prevent Gum Disease

How to Recognize and Prevent Gum Disease Gum disease affects approximately half of all Americans. While that’s a startling statistic, what’s more notable is that most cases are preventable. The good news is that preventative care is simple and, by taking care of your smile daily, you can ensure you don’t become part of the…

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A Bite Out of History: Chewing Gum

A Bite Out Of History: Chewing Gum  Need help whitening your teeth? Want to quit smoking? Trying to lose weight? There’s a chewing gum for all of that and more. New types of chewing gum are introduced all the time, but did you ever wonder how it managed to gain such a grip on consumers?…

History of Floss

History of Floss TODAY, FLOSSING IS A staple of oral hygiene and health. But have you ever wondered when we started flossing? You might be surprised by the answer.  Flossing Is An Older Concept Than You Might Think While we don’t know the exact beginnings of flossing, it looks like as long as food has been getting…

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Parent’s Cheat Sheet: 5 Steps to Solving the Sweets Problem

Parent’s Cheat Sheet: 5 Steps to Solving the Sweets Problem Birthday celebrations, holidays, and countless school or extracurricular activities in between children’s social calendars can seem like endless fun, until you realize they can also translate into a non-stop, cavity-inducing sugar high. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that your child is destined for a long…

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The Mouthwash Mistake You Could Be Making

The Mouthwash Mistake You Could Be Making It can freshen up your breath faster than brushing, but does mouthwash really make a big difference when it comes to your oral health? You may be surprised to find that looks–or in this case, smells–can be deceiving! Oral rinses are not created equal, and if you’re not…