Chewing Gum: One of the Oldest Ways to Clean Your Mouth

Chewing Gum is perhaps the world’s oldest confection…it began as an edible treat from trees.


In our history of odd oral cleaning techniques and tools, humans have used animal hair to make toothbrushes, crushed shells to use as toothpaste, and re-purposed tortoise blood as mouthwash. When discovering and designing medical technologies, it seems nothing is off limits. But one of the oldest methods used to maintain a clean and healthy mouth is still widely popular today… chewing gum.

WHAT IS CHEWING GUM? Chewing gum in various forms has been around since ancient times. Chewing gum has existed in some form or another since the Neolithic period. In fact, 6,000 year-old chewing gum has been found with teeth marks in it, made from birch bark tar. Tree bark …

Is Your New Year’s Resolution Bad For Your Teeth?

Definition of New Year’s Resolution :  a promise to do something differently in the new year <Her New Year’s resolution is to exercise regularly.> ~Merriam-Webster


A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior.

Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still on target six months later, a 2002 study found.

Many resolutions center around improving health. Whether you enjoy it or not, exercise is important for keeping your body functioning …

Welcome, 2017! Cheers to Another Amazing Year!

Goodbye, 2016. Hello, 2017. Happy New Year!


New Years is magnificent! It’s a time to say goodbye to the previous year and to welcome the promises of a new year. As we say our farewells to 2016 and welcome 2017, we thought it a good time to acknowledge our patients.

One of the most gratifying things about oral surgery is that our job consists almost entirely of caring for others. “Thank you for taking care of me” notes from our patients are a motivational wonder of our work. Patients thank us all the time, but we would like to take this moment to say THANK YOU.

Thank you for trusting us with your care. Thank you for choosing us to help you design how you want to face the world. …

From Our Family to Yours: Happy Holidays!

Wishing our Friends, Patients, and Families a Joyful Holiday Season!


During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say Thank You. We would like to express our most sincere appreciation for the trust you have placed in us. May the magic and the wonder of the holidays stay with you throughout the coming year.

Happy Holidays!



This Holiday, Give Your Loved Ones the Gift of a Smile

A Little (Dental) Inspiration for the Perfect Holiday Gift


The holidays are a favorite time of year. It is a time filled with family and friends (and lots of delicious foods and treats!). The holidays are a season of giving, and there’s nothing better than the gift of a healthy smile! Everyone can use a little inspiration when it comes to gift giving, so here are some dental inspired gift ideas:


Give a GoodMouth subscription Give the gift of a new toothbrush (manual or electric replacement heads). When the old one is wearing out, a new one is shipped directly to the recipient’s door! As if this isn’t already a great idea, for every GoodMouth product you buy, GoodMouth will donates a toothbrush, or the equivalent in …

Tips to Keep Your Mouth Happy (and Healthy) This Holiday Season

Keep Your Holiday Season Happy AND Healthy


The holiday season is here! The winter holidays are all about sweet treats and tempting goodies, but that doesn’t mean that you have to end up at the dentist with cavities in January. It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays, and with all of the present-wrapping, parties, and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health and well-being.

Keep these tips in mind to maintain a happy and healthy mouth during the holiday season:

Have a Routine The holiday season can be a challenging time to maintain your oral health routine. You may be traveling, hosting large dinners, welcoming house guests, and more. Even if you have a low-key holiday season planned, small changes …