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
World Smile Day® has been around since 1999, when creator – Harvey Ball – declared the first Friday in October officially, World Smile Day®.
You may or may not recognize Mr. Harvey Ball as the world-famous commercial artist who first created Read More
Our taste buds identify five primary tastes – bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami (or savory). But recent news may have us identifying a sixth, new taste…oleogustas.
In Latin, “oleogustus” translates to “a taste for fat.”
And according to this post from DailyRxNews.com, there is new evidence of a sixth, disgusting taste – FAT.
Check out this video to see why humans have such a taste for fat… Read More
Not to answer a question with another question, but can you believe Labor Day is already here?
Labor Day marks the non-official end to summer, but that doesn’t mean we have to stow the barbecues, bathing suits, & beach towels.
And we certainly don’t need to be afraid or have it considered a faux pas to wear some white, especially on our smiles!
After all, according to this post about Labor Day facts, that little fashion fallacy was debunked in the Roaring 20s:
“In the late 1800s & early 1900s, it became the social norm for the wealthy to wear their white clothes during the summer months, reinforcing their status in society.”
“As Labor Day arrived marking the end of summer, the affluent packed up their white, lightweight clothing for heavier attire that could handle the fall’s cooler weather.”
“Fortunately, trail-blazing fashion designers bucked the trend in the 1920s, making it safe once again for white in the wardrobe throughout the year.”
So before we start hunkering down on the couch to watch football, binging on Halloween candy, and adding that winter coat, let’s check out a few ways we can all keep our smiles white – even after Labor Day. Read More