11
January
2018

COMMENTS

It’s Time to Talk About Flossing … Again

By now most people have heard about the controversial removal of flossing recommendations from the 2017 federal dietary guidelines. A review conducted by the departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture examined 25 studies that compared brushing and flossing to brushing alone. Department officials decided that, due to the short duration and small sample […]

11
January
2018

COMMENTS

How Are Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis Connected?

It’s certainly not a new discovery that oral health and overall health go hand in hand. In fact, a connection was first discovered by the Greek physician Hippocrates, who believed in pulling teeth to help cure arthritis over 3,000 years ago. According to the book Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, there are now 120 […]

11
January
2018

COMMENTS

This Trending Soda Alternative Is Still Bad for Teeth

It’s no secret that Americans have gotten the message about unhealthy lifestyles and are trying to make much-needed changes. In fact, the health and wellness trend has taken hold across many different consumer groups, especially among millennials born between 1980 and 1999. Forbes has even called health and wellness the new luxury and suggests the […]

03
January
2018

COMMENTS

Why the White Tongue?

Have you ever looked in the mirror and let out a horrified gasp when you realized your tongue all of a sudden looked white? You can breathe a sigh of relief, as most causes of white patches commonly found on the tongue are harmless. In fact, for most patients, a simple change in their oral […]

13
December
2017

COMMENTS

Focus on Healthy Habits During Children’s Dental Health Month

Every year since 1941, the month of February has been a time to focus on spreading awareness about the oral health of America’s children. Childhood is an especially important time to instill good oral care habits, especially since permanent adult teeth are developing. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, cavities are one of […]

12
December
2017

COMMENTS

Drinking Water Has Never Been More Confusing

Tap water or bottled water? The choice has never been more confusing as evidence continues to mount on both sides of the argument. The newest research has heads really spinning for advocates of tap water. Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]

12
December
2017

COMMENTS

10 Common Habits That Hurt Teeth

When it comes to protecting our teeth, we often think of avoiding things like crunching down too hard on a piece of candy or trying to open packages with our pearly whites. It often comes as a surprise to people just how many of our daily habits are bad for our teeth, according to Dr. […]

06
December
2017

COMMENTS

Say Goodbye to Sweaty Gym Hair

Blowout bars, sometimes called blow dry bars, are popping up all over. If you haven’t seen one or heard of them, they’re hair salons that specialize in blow drying and styling hair, and they usually don’t perform other services like haircuts or coloring. The idea is that they are affordable, relaxing and a fun way […]

06
December
2017

COMMENTS

New Toothbrush Helps Improve Oral Hygiene Habits

Every day new subscription services pop up for things most of us never considered needing a subscription for. Everything from laundry detergent to makeup to air filters can now be ordered once and delivered at regular intervals so you never run out. But what about your toothbrush?

06
December
2017

COMMENTS

What’s the Deal with Charcoal Teeth Whitening?

Charcoal has been around for hundreds of years, but does that mean it’s a safe and effective way to whiten teeth? Brushing teeth with a charcoal paste is all the rage right now as videos make their way around social media channels claiming a safe, natural and fast way to get whiter teeth. You may […]