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Use Your Teeth to Help Your Waistline

  Think about it—the same foods that are bad for our teeth tend to make us gain weight. Why not use the dentist’s advice for the wellness of your whole body? We do realize that we are suggesting a great feat of willpower, especially since it’s the most goody-filled time of year. So read these…

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How to Cure a Mouth Sore

  Have you ever taken a swig of orange juice and felt a familiar sting in your cheek? Mouth sores happen more often than you’d think, but that doesn’t mean you have to wallow in pain until they go away. There are ways to treat such sores at home, but sometimes you might need to…

what's in your dental first aid kit

What’s in Your Dental First Aid Kit?

  Everyone should have at least the first aid basics on hand. If you drive a lot, keep it in your car. If you walk a lot, keep it in your bag. You never know when a little antiseptic and a band aid might save a lot of trouble. But have you ever thought about…

Why (Halloween) Candy Is Bad for Your Teeth

Why (Halloween) Candy Is Bad for Your Teeth

  Ok, so the idea of candy being bad for teeth isn’t a new one. Dentists and doctors—and moms—have been warning us about it since the invention of sugary treats. Even so, we thought a little reminder couldn’t hurt, especially since there’s about to be a lot of candy on the street. Plus it might…

Healthy Teeth at the Office Make the Day Brighter

Healthy Teeth at the Office Make the Day Brighter

  You probably don’t think about the health of your teeth during the workday, but that doesn’t mean the war zone that is your mouth has laid down arms. In fact, there are things you do at the office that make you lose the battle, and you don’t even know it. The free flow of…

Smile If You’re Hiding Your True Feelings

Smile If You’re Hiding Your True Feelings

  Gestures mean different things in different cultures. You probably know that in China, public burping is considered polite. And in many cultures, the middle finger isn’t offensive because it’s the pointer finger. But what about smiling? You do a lot to maintain a healthy, shiny grin, but in some countries, you should save it…

are your teeth like a giraffes

Are Your Teeth Like a Giraffe’s? Weird Animal Teeth Facts

  Have you ever wondered how many teeth a shark has? Or what the biggest tooth in the world looks like? If so, today’s post is for you–or you can use it to teach your kids! Knowing facts about animal teeth can help us learn more about our own teeth—and inspire us to take care…

do you have a cavity

Do You Have a Cavity? 3 Signs You Need a Dentist

  Although you probably don’t like thinking about it, making sure you catch cavities before they get worse is very important for your mouth. After you’ve done all you can to prevent a cavity, by following tips in this previous post, you’ll want to watch for three signs. First, you need to pay attention when…

Hand Washing at the Dentist Who Knew Right

Hand Washing at the Dentist: Who Knew, Right?

  You go to the dentist to keep your teeth healthy, but do you think about your general health when you’re there? Without good hygiene practices, patients are more likely to get infections and illnesses after visiting the dentist. It’s not difficult to lower the risk of infection. Your dentist and his staff can help keep germs…

what does your puppy have in common with your teeth?

For Fun – What Do Your Puppy and Your Teeth Have in Common?

  For one thing, you have to take care of both of them. In a way, you are the “parent” over your teeth just like you are the “parent” over your puppy—or gerbil or cat or goldfish. And while caring for your teeth might not be at the front of your mind most days, feeding…