Bringing Smiles to the Homeless

In Riverside, CA, Reginald had a broken tooth that had been hurting him for months.  If you’re homeless and don’t have transportation, it’s pretty tough to get to a dentist.  But luckily for Reginald and 50 other people at Path of Life Ministries Community Shelter, the dentist came to them! Smile Generation® volunteers and the […]

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Five Thoughts On Life After Oral Cancer

The best thing to be said about life after oral cancer is that yes, there is in fact life after oral cancer. If that describes you—congratulations! Now that the scary part is behind you, here are some questions and concerns you may have about making the most of your life after cancer surgery. Your cancer […]

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Do you know the signs of oral cancer?

According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, almost 50,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. The good news is there is an 80-90% survival rate when diagnosed and treated early. To help make sure as many people as possible get that early diagnosis, the month of April has been designated […]

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How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

You know that daily brushing and flossing are key to good oral hygiene. But did you know your diet plays a strong role, too? Starting with the positive side, foods can have a good effect on your diet. Vegetables often require more chewing, which stimulates saliva production and helps neutralize acid in the mouth. And […]

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Healthy Foods For Healthy Smiles

Healthy Foods For Healthy Smiles

It bears repeating often—which is why we repeat it often—that flossing, brushing twice a day, and regular dental checkups are essential to good oral hygiene. Did you know your diet plays an important role, too? Check out the list below. These are regular, everyday foods that you probably already have at home. If not—do your […]

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Nibble, nibble! It’s National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month, and we think it’s a great time to start eating rich—as in eating foods that are rich in vitamins, nutrients and all things good for the smiles in your family. Of course, the trick is often finding foods that are healthy that your family will love. If you have a […]

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Dental Assistants: Patient focused with Passion and Purpose

Celebrate the Dental Assistant?

As a patient, when you go to the dental office, do you ever think to yourself who is that person taking my x-rays that is at my side throughout most of my dental visit? What do you call them? A nurse, technician, or helper. Maybe you haven’t ever thought about it because they are just […]

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How To Prevent The Most Common Dental Problem For Kids

How To Prevent The Most Common Dental Problem For Kids

Tooth decay has the dubious distinction of being the #1 chronic childhood illness in America. According to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation®,  one in five children go without dental care and more than 40% of children have cavities by the time they reach kindergarten. Beyond the immediate health concerns this represents, kids with poor […]

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Good Dental Habits For Kids You Should Already Know

Good Dental Habits For Kids You Should Already Know

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 19 percent of kids between the ages of 2 and 19 have untreated cavities. It’s up to parents to help kids learn good oral hygiene habits early in order to enjoy a healthier smile. Here are some of […]

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Serving more than Smiles in 2016

Serving really starts in the heart with the desire to help someone else in need.  It then leads to the head and asks the questions, “Do I really want to do something?” and then hopefully “What can I do to get involved?” Next, it transitions into the actual task of serving someone else.  If all […]

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