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3 Ways to Avoid Cavities During The Holidays

3 Ways to Avoid the Cavity Creeps During the Holidays

Don’t Neglect Your Smile During the Holidays

It’s not like avoiding cavities during the holidays is tops on your list, given all the toothy Holiday treats & confectionery goodness that seems to occupy your entire field of vision for the whole month of December.

How hectic is your Holiday schedule?

Are you keeping up a diligent daily dental hygiene regimen to avoid cavities during the holiday season?

The Holidays are a busy time of year, the malls are super-crowded and the streets are jam-packed with traffic.

For a lot of us, finding time to fit everything in becomes quite the challenge, never mind trying to avoid eating foods the cavity creeps just love.

With all the shopping, eating, drinking, caroling, & conversing, it’s actually pretty easy to forget about your dental health.

While you may feel more than a little stressed crossing off your shopping list & checking it twice, it’s important to remember your dental – and overall health.

After all, the reason for the Holiday season is to SMILE!

You might feel over-scheduled and a little stressed making your shopping list and checking it twice. Still, that is not an excuse to skip out on key preventive dental care.

Here are three simple steps you can take to protect your smile from the cavity creeps & other common dental health problems. Read More

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How Does Dental Insurance Work?

How Dental Insurance Works

As we approach the Holidays, we’d like to take another opportunity to remind people to be sure they’re maximizing their dental insurance benefits.

We’re posting this reminder to help you take full advantage of any remaining insurance or flexible spending benefits you may still have coming to you.

It’s hard to believe that we’re already talking Holidays, and we saw somewhere on Twitter today that there are only 3 Mondays left until Christmas…and Hanukkah comes waaaay early this year.

But enough of the disbelief, let’s get into the nitty gritty of saving you money on dental insurance. Read More

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The 8 Worst Halloween Candies for Your Teeth

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What’s The Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth?

Is there a best Halloween candy for teeth?

Basically the worst types of Halloween candy for your teeth are those which are hard, sticky, sweet & sour.

That narrows it down doesn’t it?

Some of us love the chocolate, others prefer the gummies, but is there a consensus as to what Halloween candies are worst for our teeth?

Among dentists there is, especially for those of us with braces. But first let’s take a hard look at these tooth-toiling practitioners.

Do Dentists Really Want Us To Know The Worst Halloween Candy for Our Teeth?

Are they really warning us about the sticky tricky treats, or are they encouraging consumption of the worst Halloween candies known to our smiles?

Dentists just love Halloween, and why wouldn’t they – it’s a national holiday that promotes eating candy!

That’s like a day dedicated to tooth decay, talk about job security. It’s no wonder why Halloween is one of the most popular Holidays for dentists.

Recent news reports had us spending upwards of $8.4 BILLION on Halloween in 2016.

Now of course all of that money isn’t being spent on Halloween candy per se, but a good hunk of it is. About $2.5 BILLION was said to be spent on Halloween candy.

Do dentists, the candy companies, and the Cavity Creeps have some type of side deal going on?

With stories of dentists stealing kids’ Halloween candy going around, it’s difficult to think that they don’t! Read More

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How Is Xylitol Bad for Dogs?

Yes, Xylitol Is Bad For Dogs

Most dog owners know there are certain foods that we as humans love, but are quite dangerous to our dogs.

Chocolate comes to mind immediately, but did you know that xylitol is bad for dogs?

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Xylitol is present in many products and foods for human use, but can have devastating effects on your pet.

From newspaper to pillows, shoes, & slippers, it seems there’s nothing a dog won’t eat.

So how do you protect your pooch from getting a hold of xylitol? …Whatever that is exactly.

What Is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a sugar substitute that may be found in many household products & foods.

According to, Xylitol is a type of sweetener called a sugar alcohol and is found in some plants.

It looks and tastes like sugar, but has 40% fewer calories. Good for humans, but xylitol is bad for dogsRead More

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Is Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Safe & Effective?

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Charcoal Teeth Whitening?

So let’s get this straight, people use charcoal for teeth whitening purposes?

Aside from the obvious oxymoronic observations, why is charcoal – or to be completely accurate, activated charcoal – used for teeth whitening purposes?

With endless aisles of toothpaste, floss & mouthwash at our trusty neighborhood grocer – along with rows of teeth whitening gels, strips & trays – some of us think charcoal teeth whitening is the pathway to a whiter smile?

Where are all of the dentists during this DIY teeth whitening charcoal craze?

Is Teeth Whitening With Activated Charcoal Safe & Effective?


What Is Activated Charcoal & Why Is It Used for Teeth Whitening?

That was a question to answer a question that doesn’t answer either question, followed by a question, then another question, in case you didn’t notice.

Now for some answers, Read More

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Can Swimming Pools Damage Tooth Enamel?

Do swimming pools damage tooth enamel

Tooth Enamel Erosion & Swimming Pools

It’s summertime, who doesn’t want to go in the pool?

Well maybe that childhood friend you had with the in-ground pool…who never wanted to go swimming!

Aside from the beach, lake, river, or any other aquatic respite from the summer heat, lounging in the pool is something we can all relate to.

Whether we’re floating on a raft, bellying up to the bar, or exercising, swimming pools offer a cool, healthy summertime activity.

Swimming is a great total body workout that burns tons of calories, but is it completely safe for your smile? Read More

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