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Back to School Tips

Are You Ready to Go Back To School?   Your child may have the latest clothes, school supplies, sports and electronic equipment for the new school year; but does he or she have a healthy mouth and the tools they will need to maintain it? According to the American Dental Association, a dental examination is as […]

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   Skeptics question everything before they believe it. But it’s not that skeptics don’t believe anything to be true, they just need solid research before they are convinced of it. Are you a skeptic, or do you […]

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 […]

Medications – What is Their Impact on Your Oral Health?

Medications Help Your Health… but are They Hurting Your Oral Health?   At some point in our lives, many of us need to take medications. However, even as those medications treat our illnesses, they could be causing problems for our teeth and gums. Medicine And Oral Chemistry Some medications—even some vitamins—can damage your teeth for […]

Oral Health & Weight Loss Go Hand In Hand

  What Does Oral Health Have to Do with Weight Loss?   A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is the best prevention for illness and chronic disease. It can also be just as effective as any medicine a doctor could prescribe. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, or simply live more healthily, the good choices you’re making not only do […]

You’re Ready to go Back to School! But is Your Mouth Ready?

It’s Back-to-School Time! You’re Ready…But Is Your MOUTH Ready? Summer break is officially over as millions of children head out for their first days of school. Every child wants to look their best as they head back to school this fall. Parents schedule haircuts, get the latest outfits, and buy plenty of school supplies…but most overlook the […]

Just the Tooth: Myths and Facts About Cavities

How Much Do YOU Know about Cavities? What is Myth and What is Fact?   Let’s be honest. Nobody wants to hear the words, “You have a cavity.” However, cavities (dental caries, tooth decay) remain the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults. A National Health and Nutrition Exam Survey conducted by the NIH […]

November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month   One of the primary objectives of the American Diabetes Association is to raise awareness and understanding of diabetes, its consequences, management and prevention. Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes:  Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.  Another 86 million […]

Back to School Tips

Are You Ready to Go Back To School?   Your child may have the latest wardrobe, school supplies, and sports equipment for the new school year; but does she have a healthy mouth and the tools she’ll need to maintain it? According to the American Dental Association, a dental examination is as important as immunizations and […]