Ten New Year's Resolutions for 2017

Make 2017 your best year yet! Here are 10 New Year's Resolutions for a healthier YOU! 1. Floss Daily: flossing is not only beneficial for your oral health, but also for the appearance of your smile. Take care of yourself by flossing once a day! 2. Set Aside Time to Achieve Your Dreams: Dreams can come true. Whether you want to learn to play an instrument or make a difference in the world-- it's never too late. 3. Enjoy the Little Things: Take time to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. Set a goal to take walks and admire the sunshine, the fresh air, the stars or have a picnic. Being grateful for the small things in life promotes daily happiness. 4. Read More Books: Reading is a skill th

Five Ways to Keep Your Smile Merry and Bright

Jingle All the Way! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This time of year is filled with sugar plum fairies and sugary desserts. Check out our five smile-friendly ideas below to keep your teeth glistening during the Christmas season: 1. Dental stocking stuffers: A fun way to spread Christmas cheer is by adding mouthrinse, toothpaste, floss and a toothbrush to your stockings. It's a great way to encourage dental health! 2. Bleaching: Try using a set of Crest Whitening strips to brighten your smile- it's the easiest way to make you appear younger! 3. Brush in between Christmas parties: Stash a spare toothbrush in your car or purse so you can brush after eating sweets at your holid

Ouch! I have a Canker Sore!

Canker sores, also called ulcers, are pesky! They form inside the mouth and look like small, white or gray oval sores. Although their exact cause is undetermined, the experts believe their cause is related to stress, viruses, bacteria, immune system problems or sensitivities. Oral soft tissue trauma, such as injury or biting your lip or tongue can also be the cause of a canker sore. Unfortunately, it takes one to two weeks for a canker sore to completely heal. For temporary relief, you may purchase topical anesthetics, antimicrobial mouthwashes or rinse with warm salt water. It’s important to avoid scalding hot drinks, spicy or acidic foods (grapefruit, tomatoes, oranges, soda) because t

Sports Guards! Ready, Set, Go!

The Purpose A mouth guard, also called a sports guard, is a protective covering around your teeth and gums to prevents clenching, grinding or sports injuries. Every athlete should have one! The thickness of a mouth guard depends on the sport and age of the player. Different Types of Sports Guards There are three options for sports guards: a prefabricated mouth guard, a boil-and-fit mouth guard or a custom mouth guard. Prefabricated guards and boil-and-fit guards can be purchased at the grocery store and range from $10.00-$30.00. These are a wonderful and inexpensive option in a pinch! Good news! We make FREE custom fit mouth guards for all of our existing patients. A skilled lab technicia

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