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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Every February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month.

The aim of Children’s Dental Health Month is to raise awareness about the importance of oral health for our kids. Take a look at this vintage Children’s Dental Health Week public service announcement from 1965; the technology may have changed, but the message remains…

 
Developing good dental hygiene habits when we are kids and keeping regular visits to the dentist helps our children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

The American Dental Association helps broadcast the optimal oral health for kids message during the entire month-long observance by bringing together dentists, hygienists, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.

Staggering Statistics for National Children’s Dental Health Month

Take a look at some of these children’s dental health statistics, is there at least one dental fact in there you might not have known? Read More

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Get a Healthier Smile with a Healthy Diet

A Healthy Diet Equals a Healthy Smile

A Healthy Diet Equals a Healthy Smile

It’s mid-January and we’re smack dab in the middle of New Year’s Resolution season.

Adhering to a healthy diet is important any day of the year, not just because a well-balanced diet helps us keep our bodies and minds in tip-top shape, but also because what we eat has a direct impact on the health of our teeth and gums.

Check Out Some Smile Friendly Foods to Add to Your Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet has a significant impact on the health of our teeth and gums.

Our diet – however healthy or unhealthy – not only has affects our waistlines and dental health, but also our cholesterol numbers, energy levels, sleeping patterns, blood pressure, and risk for heart disease, among other overall health issues.

Let’s looks at some smile-friendly foods to add to your diet in 2015 – or anytime: Read More

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3 DIY Loose Tooth Removal Videos

Loose Tooth Removal Tricks
Do you remember how much stress and energy you expended as a kid when you came to the realization that you had a loose tooth?

Some common removal tactics ranged from tooth twine to downright trickery…but however we struggled, that loose tooth just wouldn’t snug up and stay in there, no way – it HAD TO COME OUT!

The worry surrounding exactly when and how the loose tooth in question was to be removed approached epic proportions.

A little wiggle here or maybe a tug there was all that was really needed to pull the loose little bugger, but the mental anguish that surrounded such an ordeal was monumental.

The funny thing is it was ALWAYS way less painful than expected, and we loved showing off our gap tooth grin with a smile!

Vote for Your Favorite Loose Tooth Removal Video

Enjoy these three short tooth removal videos, then vote on which one you think makes the best DIY method for removing a loose tooth! Read More

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Pet Dental Health Month Is In February

Is Pet Dental Health Month for the Dogs?

February is Pet Dental Health Month, so no technically it’s not just for the pooches.

Pet Dental Health Month is sponsored by the American Veterinary Medial Association, and helps build awareness by delivering the message that dental health is an important part of maintaining overall health for not only our beloved Boxers or posh Persians, but all of our pets.

Is This Poodle Ready for the Toothbrush?

Even though the annual celebration that is Pet Dental Health Month is coming in February, after watching the video we’re not too sure if this canine in question is ready and amped for the tooth brushing that awaits or just a little ticked off about the whirring sound emanating from that fang-cleaning foreign device. Read More

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4 Simple New Year’s Resolutions for Optimal Oral Health in 2015

4 New Year's Resolutions for Optimal Oral Health

As we put a bow on 2014 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.

4 Simple New Year’s Resolutions to Shape Up Our Smiles

Here are four simple dental health resolutions that will help us achieve optimal oral health in 2015! Read More

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3 Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving…

The Gift of Optimal Oral Health

It doesn’t matter if your Holiday celebrations include an Elf on a Shelf, a Mensch on a Bench, or a Festivus Pole, these three gifts are guaranteed to keep on giving for the entire year.

3 Dental-Centric Gifts that Keep On Giving

OK maybe a couple of months for the toothbrush, and perhaps a few weeks for the floss and toothpaste but you get the point!

Besides, have you really not heard about the myriad of ways we can recycle our toothbrushes or the wonderful ways we can use toothpaste – aside from polishing our pearly whites??

Giving the gift of optimal oral health doesn’t have to be a privilege solely reserved for the local hotshot tooth jockeys entrusted with the care of our teeth and gums.

No, we can all pass along the healthy teeth tidings to all of those we’re lucky enough to share the Holidays with.

If you’re in need of any last-minute stocking stuffers, be sure to add these tools to your list and help make someone’s smile whiter & brighter the whole year through…give ‘em a toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss.

Sure, they may think you’re trying to send a message – and you are…after all, the airing of grievances is a Festivus tradition!

SMILE ~ Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a Fabulous Festivus!

 

 

Happy Festivus

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