As the saying goes: “On St. Patrick’s day, everyone is Irish!” Gallant parades flow down city streets, Irish music flows out of public houses, shamrock pins are dusted off from the year prior, and liquids of all sorts turn a shade greener. And, when it comes to the health of our bodies and our teeth, going green is most certainly a good thing. Here are five edible goodies that’ll allow you to ring in St. Patrick’s Day in all its green … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Get Your Green On This St. Pat’s
Odds are, you never attended a class called “Dental Insurance 101” during all your schooling. And, whether you’ve been using dental insurance for a while, or are just getting started, there are likely plenty of terms with which you may be unfamiliar. That’s where we come in! Below is a list of dental insurance terminology intended to help you best to choose and then use your insurance. This list is by no means comprehensive, but it will … [Read more...] about Get Covered: A Dental Insurance Glossary
Most people have heard of the word “plaque,” and know it’s not something you want on your teeth. Yet, they don’t know what exactly plaque is or how it contributes to dental decay. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that lives on the surface of your teeth and along the gumline. It accumulates from normal daily activities such as eating and drinking, especially if you’ve been consuming a lot of sugars and starches. Ever had that fuzzy … [Read more...] about What is plaque?
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! This year’s slogan hits two very important concepts for keeping our kids’ dental health in tip-top shape. The 2018 slogan is: “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” Yes, it’s a no-brainer to say, but actually doing it takes a little bit of effort. We know, ahem, adults who still don’t floss … so let’s get that positive habit started … [Read more...] about Fluoride and Floss: What You Need to Know!
Every dentist wants to ensure children’s teeth are as healthy as possible, and one of the first preventive measures they usually recommend is dental sealants. In fact, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends placing dental sealants on the first and second set of permanent molars, which generally come in at 6 and 12 years of age. But what are dental sealants, how do they work, and why should you choose them for your … [Read more...] about Dental Sealants: What They Are and How They Work
Dentists and hygienists are often asked about the safety and necessity of X-rays. This is a great question - with answers that differ from patient to patient. So let's examine it a bit further. You may be surprised to learn just how safe today's X-rays are, and which audience asks this question even more so than patients. X-ray Safety Is Always Being Tested So, who asks this question more often than patients? Would you believe, dentists? … [Read more...] about Dental X-Rays: Are They Safe and Necessary?