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Fruits – A Toothbrush Substitute?

We all have heard that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? But we want to know, does an apple a day keep the dentist away? And really, do apples clean your teeth?   There’s no denying the nutritional benefits of the delicious fruit. But simply stating, “an apple a day keeps plaque away” is […]

When Talking Toothbrushes, Softer is Better

  Brushing Hard Is Not the Same As Brushing Thoroughly   You cannot overestimate the importance of good oral hygiene – not only for dental health, but for your overall wellbeing. In fact, gum disease is a major risk factor for the development of serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. From the time we […]

Does An Apple a Day Keep the Dentist Away?

Who has never heard that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? But we want to know, does an apple a day keep the dentist away? And really, do apples clean your teeth?   There’s no denying the nutritional benefits of the delicious fruit. But simply stating, “an apple a day keeps plaque away” is as […]

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. 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 of the […]

When Talking Toothbrushes, Softer is Better

Brushing Hard Is Not the Same As Brushing Thoroughly   You cannot overestimate the importance of good oral hygiene – not only for dental health, but for your overall wellbeing. In fact, gum disease is a major risk factor for the development of serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. From the time we are […]

Start the School Year With a Smile

Making Sure Your Kids Are Ready for School? Make Sure Their Teeth Are Part of It!     As another summer vacation draws to a close, parents everywhere are tackling to-do lists in preparation for sending their children off to a new school year. But in the process of getting kids back-to-school ready, from buying […]

Fact or Fiction? Five Most Common Dental Myths

Sometimes the line between fact and fiction is easily blurred. This is certainly the case when it comes to dentistry, where myths and misconceptions abound. In a bid to put an end to health hoaxes, here are five dental myths to chew over. Sugar Is the Number One Culprit of Tooth Decay Sugar will rot […]

Safety First

Recent news of the Connecticut dentist charged in the death of a 64-year old patient during a procedure has unfortunately put a spotlight on the safety and role of anesthesia in dental procedures. It is helpful to understand the reasons why patients need dental anesthesia. Beyond the obvious need to control and appropriately manage pain […]

Leadership In Dentistry Series

On October 3rd, McGann Facial Design hosted leading dental practices throughout San Diego to hear Greg Clowminzer, a noted business and life coach, speak about how to grow one’s practice. The message focused on how leadership, at all levels, and self-awareness can lead to increased productivity and ultimately a better patient experience. Do you ever […]