The question is not whether to floss…that one is a given. You should floss your teeth, EVERY DAY!
The question is whether to floss before or after you brush your teeth. And that question of course hinges on whether you actually floss at all.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once a day to help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach.
Flossing – whether before or after you brush your teeth – is important because if that sticky, foul-smelling plaque is not removed by brushing and flossing – twice or thrice daily – then that putrid plaque will eventually solidify into calculus or tartar.
Making New Year’s resolutions is easy, keeping them is the difficult part.
Whether it’s joining the gym, improving the diet, or spending more time with friends & family, we all know how to make resolutions, but despite some of our best intentions some of us have problems actually keeping the resolution. Read More
As we put a bow on 2015 the dawn of a new year brings us a time for change, a chance to take stock of the past 365 days and an opportunity to better ourselves by improving our quality of life.
But how many of these New Year’s resolutions actually manage to see the first breath of Spring?
Being that this isn’t a motivational blog post, let’s sink our teeth into some more manageable universally simple New Year’s resolutions to improve our oral health and maybe save some dough while we’re at it.
Here are four simple dental health resolutions that will help us achieve optimal oral health in 2016! Read More
Are you planning on quitting smoking?
Then you’re in luck, because aside from there being no time like the present, the annual Great American Smokeout is taking place once again.
The American Cancer Society declares the third Thursday of every November, The Great American Smokeout.
The aim is to encourage people who still smoke to finally give up the unhealthiest of habits once and for all. Read More
What do most children want on Halloween, tricks or treats?
We believe 4 out of 5 children agree…and would choose a treat over a trick any day.
And all too often the overindulgence in those sweet toothy treats can lead to issues with tooth decay and gum disease.
But Halloween is a great time to teach children about good dental health habits, while still allowing them to enjoy those Halloween treats.
October brings us a few reasons to celebrate and help spread some dental health awareness – its National Dental Hygiene Month!
Here are three reasons why dentists LOVE October…in addition to the month of February:
1. October is National Dental Hygiene Month
2. Halloween ensures job security
3. October is also National Orthodontic Health Month
According to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association website, October 2015 marks the sixth straight year that the ADHA and the William Wrigley Jr. Company are teaming together during National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). Read More