Cheers! The Facts About pH and Your Summer Drink

Are Your Summer Drinks Hurting Your Teeth?


Let’s face it. It has been a hot few weeks of summer here in San Diego, and there is nothing better than an ice cold drink on a hot summer day. But choosing the best drink for your smile is not always an easy task. Some of the most common frosty beverages are loaded with sugars and acids that can attack your tooth enamel. Read on to learn more about how to protect your teeth from your favorite summer drinks.

Let’s Talk pH In chemistry, pH is a numeric scale used to describe how acidic or basic a substance is. It is a logarithmic measure of the hydrogen ion concentration of an aqueous solution. WHAT?! Let’s simplify with an example. …

5 Fun in the Sun Dental Tips

Here are Five “Fun in the Sun” Dental Tips to Help You Smile All Summer Long!


It’s July and Summer is in full swing. July, which has 31 days and is the seventh month in the modern calendar, was originally called Quintilis, which means “fifth”.  Prior to the advent of the 12-month calendar it was the fifth month. It was renamed in honor of Julius Caesar after his death in 44 BC.

As the weather continues to heat up, there are even more reasons to care for your smile. Enjoy the sunshine, sports, and summery treats without damaging your pearly whites.

FIVE FUN IN THE SUN TIPS 1. Hydrate Up Substitute sugary sports drinks for water this summer. Water is the healthier option for not only your smile, but …

Interesting Facts about Independence Day

Happy Birthday, America!

Picnics, parades, family, and fireworks – these are just some of the staples of the 4th of July. But without America’s Founding Fathers there wouldn’t be an Independence Day to celebrate.

While most Americans know that the United States’ birthday is celebrated on July 4th, did you know only that only two people actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th? Most of the signers signed on August 2, 1776.

For more fun facts about America’s Independence Day, keep reading:

~ July 2nd is the real day of Independence, but it is celebrated on the fourth because that’s when Congress accepted Jefferson’s declaration. The Declaration of Independence was actually a letter to King George that had been written on July 2nd by Thomas Jefferson. It was …

Fun Facts About Dad for Father’s Day

June 19, 2016 is Father’s Day It’s Time for Dads to Take Center Stage!


Every year on the 3rd Sunday in June, we honor fathers. Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries.


History of Father’s Day Father’s Day was inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day.

Sonora Dodd of Spokane, WA conceived the idea while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon on 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father who had raised 6 children after her mother’s death during childbirth. Because Dodd’s father …

June is National Men’s Health Month!

June is National Men’s Health Month! Healthier Men Live Happier, Longer Lives.


June is Men’s Health Month! Men’s Health Month is built on the pillars of Awareness, Prevention, Education, and Family. Men’s Health Month is credited with the increase in wellness activities for boys and men in all areas of the public and private sectors, resulting in better health outcomes and longer life expectancy. During this time, health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, government agencies, and other interested groups plan activities that focus on the health and well-being of boys, men, and their families.

Anchored by a Congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country. With thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe, Men’s Health Month helps men …

Summer Has Arrived – Tips for a Tooth Healthy Summer

Hooray for Summer!

Summer is our favorite time of the year! It is great for slowing down and relaxing with friends and family, school is out, camps and outdoor activities fill the calendar, and vacations are planned. But it is not the time to take a break from good oral health habits.

Here are some useful tips to help keep your teeth healthy this summer:

Stay Hydrated Choose water as your main source of hydration this summer and throughout all seasons. Water promotes saliva formation and helps rinse out bacteria that form in your mouth to prevent decay. Limit the number of sweet and alcoholic beverages you consume and opt for ice cold water or make your own fruit-infused water to stay hydrated.

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