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Battle of the Toothbrushes: High-Tech versus Traditional

In the battle of the toothbrushes, where would you place your bet—on the benefits derived from brushing with a slick, high-tech rechargeable electric toothbrush or on the traditional, manual, low-tech option that’s been around since 1938? It seems like a simple question with an easy answer, but is it? The real answer: It depends. First, […]

The ADA Seal of Acceptance: Why is it important?

The small, often grass-green ADA Seal of Acceptance actually means something. It’s not a fake mark. And it can’t be bought. But it can be earned by companies who are willing to voluntarily submit scientific data that documents the ingredients, claims, and benefits of their commercial dental products for review against the rigorous scientific standards […]

The Five Foes of Your Pearly Whites

Sugar and spice and all things nice, or so the saying goes, but did you know that hard candy, ice, citrus, coffee, and even crunchy foods are not so nice for your teeth? They’re hard, sugary, tooth-staining, and generally non-nutritious. The American Dental Association (ADA) identified nine not-so-good foods and drinks that we should all […]

Gum Disease: A Public Health Emergency?

Gum disease. Ick! You don’t want to think about it, right? It’s somebody else’s problem. Well, maybe not. According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “one out of every two American adults aged 30 or over” suffers from some form of gum disease. That averages out to nearly […]

To floss or not to floss? That is the question.

Or so it seems these days. Who would have thought the benefits of flossing would have been called into question, but that’s exactly what happened earlier this month when the Associated Press and other members of the media learned that flossing was omitted from the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. Apparently some people understood this exclusion […]

Oral Cancer: Know your risk factors!

Oral cancer is on the rise. In fact, for more than a decade, the rates of occurrence of oral and oropharyngeal cancers—mouth, tongue, tonsil, and throat—have been steadily increasing according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. This year alone, almost 50,000 people will receive an oral cancer diagnosis. So what do you need to know to […]

Smile Emergency: Facial Trauma and Cosmetic Dentistry

Accidents happen! Facial trauma can occur anywhere from sporting events and motor vehicle accidents, to work or home. Something as simple as an accidental fall could leave you with severely damaged teeth – but there’s no need to worry! Oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry offer a world of solutions for traumatic tooth injuries. Take a […]

Dental Implants: High Tech Teeth

What are dental implants? Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a foundation for both fixed and removable replacement teeth. Like roots, dental implants are secured within the jawbone and not visible once surgically placed. Teeth replacement is not new to dental technology. Early civilizations practiced teeth replacements; archaeologists have discovered skulls where teeth […]

World Blood Donor Day: Blood Connects Us All

Safe blood supplies are a scarce commodity – especially in developing countries. Despite about 108 million yearly blood donations worldwide, safe blood is constantly on high demand! World Blood Donor Day, celebrated every 14th of June, aims to encourage people to give blood and save lives without asking for anything in return. Blood is the most […]

Rubber Tipping: A Guide to Gum Health

Brushing and flossing are important aspects of our daily dental routine, but they’re only two parts of the oral health equation. Good oral hygiene goes beyond a simple teeth cleaning. While gum health is often overlooked, a quick trip to the drugstore is all it takes to find the right tools for keeping gums healthy! […]