Month: December 2014

After Christmas Quiz

  Have you been putting off seeing the dentist? Has it been years? Have you been afraid to smile? Have you wanted to revamp your smile, but it never seems the right time? The New Year is a special time for your dental health. Why? Take our after Christmas quiz to find out.

Where Did Our Christmas Traditions Come From?

    Not everybody celebrates Christmas. Some celebrate Hanukkah, some Kwanzaa, but either way most people are celebrating this time of year. They are spending time with family and friends, eating, drinking, exchanging gifts, enjoying family traditions, and being festive. In today’s blog in honor of the holiday season we share some history regarding where… Read more »

It’s Never Too Late For Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

The holidays are the perfect time to encourage proper oral hygiene. You’re family, from the tiniest to the eldest, is eating sweet, rich treats and drinking beverages such as wine, eggnog, and other sweet, fizzy, and acidic drinks. Realize it or not, their teeth take a beating.  Add to that the fact that the holidays… Read more »

Four Holiday Treats To Try To Forget

The holidays are such an exciting and beautiful time of year. People are in the Christmas spirit. They are shopping, wrapping, decorating, and enjoying family and friends. During the holiday season there are often several parties to attend with all sorts of sweet and savory treats, but there are some treats you may want to… Read more »

Tis’ The Season To Be Tooth Conscious

The Christmas season is a great time to show off your pearly whites. However, it’s also the time you consume foods and beverages that are not friendly to your teeth. Many of the foods and beverages offered at Christmas gatherings are high in sugars and acids making it easy to eat too much sugar and… Read more »

What Are Craze Lines?

Do your teeth look like they have tiny cracks in them, sort of like an old porcelain tea cup or doll? If they do, there is no reason to worry. Your teeth won’t crack, or chip, or crumble into a hundred pieces. What you have are craze lines. Any number of things can cause craze… Read more »

Oral Health And Your Digestion

Your teeth aren’t just for looks. It’s true a beautiful white smile goes a long way, but there are practical reasons to take care of your teeth as well. Your teeth play a major role in your digestion. Unlike sharks, humans cannot swallow their food whole. They need to chew it into tiny pieces to… Read more »

Do You Win A Trophy For A Prophy?

Perhaps you’re wondering what a prophy is? A prophy is short for prophylaxis, and prophylaxis is the professional term for a dental cleaning. So what is a prophylaxis and why get them? Professional dental cleanings are a preventive measure intended to help keep you from developing periodontal disease. Not only is periodontal disease the major… Read more »

Pneumonia Linked To Wearing Dentures To Bed

If you are a denture wearer, sometimes if might seem easier just to wear your dentures to bed. However, easy does not always equal wise. Wearing dentures to bed can actually make you ill. Recent research indicates that wearing your dentures to bed can lead to pneumonia.  Pneumonia is an inflammatory lung infection that can… Read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry Material Options

There are a variety of materials available for cosmetic procedures today. Each material has its pros and cons. But if you have no idea what the materials are or what they do it is hard to make an educated decision. Of course, your dentist will discuss options with you and recommend what he or she… Read more »