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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Lurking Dental Plaque

What do you know about dental plaque formation? Comprised of an ever-developing biofilm of bacteria that is both sticky and colorless, plaque is always trying to form over your pearly whites. Although it might appear harmless, plaque is a major contributor to various dental problems, such as cavities and gum disease. Understanding how plaque forms, its effects on your mouth... read more »

How to Make the Most of National Dental Care Month 2024

Every May, dental professionals and oral health advocates unite to celebrate National Dental Care Month. This observance serves as a pivotal moment to highlight the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and to encourage habits that prevent dental diseases. The inception of National Dental Care Month traces back to dental communities that aimed to increase awareness about oral health and... read more »

Surprising Ways Your Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Oral Health

With the blossoming of spring, while we welcome the vibrant blooms and greener landscapes, many of us also brace for the onset of seasonal allergies. This period, characterized by the widespread dispersal of pollen, can lead to the familiar symptoms of sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes. However, what’s less widely recognized is the impact of these allergies on oral health.... read more »

Beyond Brushing: The Hidden Heart Connection in Your Mouth

As we dive into February, the month of love and American Heart Month, it’s fitting to explore the intricate connection between your oral health and the wellness of your heart. While it is tempting to compartmentalize different aspects of your health, emerging research continues to underscore the interaction between seemingly unrelated areas. One such revelation that has gained significant attention... read more »

New Year, New Smile: Dental Resolutions For A Healthier 2024

As the calendar turns to a new year, it’s an opportune moment to pause, reflect and embark on a journey towards better health and happiness. While resolutions often center around fitness and nutrition, the significance of oral health should not be overlooked. As you consider your dental resolutions for the coming year, why not set the stage for a brighter,... read more »

How to Keep Your Teeth Safe During the Wintertime

As the days get shorter and the temperature steadily drops, we instinctively seek to warm up by donning extra layers to stay warm. While we take great care to protect our bodies from the chilly temperatures, we might not give much thought to how winter can affect our oral health. In fact, cold weather can pose unique challenges to our... read more »

Do You Know How Diabetes Can Affect Your Smile?

This November (National Diabetes Month), we are looking at how diabetes impacts your oral health. It’s essential to recognize the interconnectedness of your overall health with your dental health in general and explore how making healthy choices can significantly benefit both areas of your health and well-being. The Diabetes-Oral Health Connection Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your... read more »

Unlocking the Secrets of a Healthy Smile: National Dental Hygiene Month

October traditionally starts the fall holiday season by indulging in Halloween treats, but it is also National Dental Hygiene Month! This timely reminder spotlights the unique role dental hygienists play in helping patients maintain better oral health and the importance of practicing consistent daily dental care. Skilled dental hygienists meticulously clean your teeth and gums, removing plaque and tartar buildup,... read more »

Gum Care and Age: How to Navigate Oral Health Through the Years

For the month of September, we welcome National Gum Care Month, a timely reminder of the importance of maintaining healthy gums during every stage of life. Our gum health, like the four seasons, evolves with age, requiring varying degrees of care and attention. From childhood to adulthood and into the senior years, our gums go through transformations, each with their... read more »