Tooth-Friendly Halloween

  Ideas That Are Also Kid-Pleasers! Okay, we have to be practical. We’re not going to tell you to give out pennies and apples — sounds good in principle, but that would be more terrifying than a haunted house! We’re going to share healthier treats to pass out than the usual Halloween fare. This year, […]

Safety & Trust

The following message never gets old–when we, or one of our loved ones visit any healthcare professional, we naturally want caring and compassionate care. But besides what we want, what do we need? We believe this answer comes down to two key principles which drive our mission at McGann Facial Design. Safety We strive, at […]

Teeth Hurt While Exercising?

Ever Wonder Why Your Teeth Hurt When You Run?   If you are an avid runner, there are few things that can prevent you from getting out and hitting the pavement…except maybe tooth pain. But even if you aren’t an everyday runner, or maybe a sometimes runner, you may find that your teeth hurt when […]

It’s Pumpkin Spice Everything Season!

  It’s Fall! So. Pumpkin Spice Everything… But is that Pumpkin Spice Latte Good for Your Teeth?   It’s finally Fall. Somewhat cooler weather, Halloween, Thanksgiving…and the arrival pumpkin spiced everything. With Fall comes the champion of all things pumpkin spiced…the pumpkin spice latte, whose annual arrival is treated as a singular event, a marking […]

Are You a Skeptic or a Believer?

skeptic or scep·tic [skep-tik] noun a person who questions the validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual   Ok, we know what you were thinking–that this article might be about something else. Nope, we keep things always on point here at McGann Facial Design. So, here’s the truth behind eight dental myths. Dental Myth […]

What, Exactly, Is A Deep Teeth Cleaning?

What is a Deep Teeth Cleaning? A dental deep cleaning, sometimes referred to as gum therapy, is a treatment that cleans between the gums and teeth down to the roots. Like a regular cleaning, the hygienist or dentist will clean the tooth, gum line and sides of the teeth. However in a deep teeth cleaning, […]

The Basics On Mouth Sores

True Dental Health is not Limited to Your Teeth… Dental health involves the entire mouth – mouth sores and irritations are unfortunately common occurrences in and around the mouth. Fortunately, oral tissues typically and quickly heal on their own. Learn more about the 4 most common mouth sores, some of their causes, treatment, and more. […]

Tips On Your Brushing Technique

Brushing your teeth is so routine that you may take it for granted that there is a right way (and a wrong way) to get the most out of your two daily tooth brushings. Here are a few basic things to remember: 2 Minutes Brush for two minutes and continually move the brush around the entire […]

Good Friday, Good Health

With Good Friday around the corner, this piece is intended as a general reminder of the importance of oral health as a part of one’s overall well-being. The mouth is a mini ecosystem, with important interactions between your own body and a host of bacteria. The majority of these bacteria are not only harmless, but […]

Do I Need to Replace a Missing Tooth?

Why Restore Your Smile? If you’ve lost a tooth, especially one that’s not visible to others when you speak or smile, you may be thinking that you can slide by without replacing it. Sure, it will feel weird for a while, but you’ll get used it — or will you? Not replacing a missing tooth can […]