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Why an Endodontist is the Right Choice for Root Canal Treatments

Painless modern-day root canal treatments and why an endodontist is the right specialist for the job Contributed by: Hamid Abedi DDS, MS According to an American Association of Endodontists (AAE) poll, 70 percent of patients rank the root canal treatment as the dental procedure they fear most. For many, a root canal is scarier than [...]

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Child Athlete Safety: Custom-Fitted Mouthguards

Not only can a mouthguard save your child’s smile, it can help save you thousands of dollars in the long run should a dental catastrophe occur. According to USA Today and additional sources, there are 35 million kids between the ages of 5-18 who play organized sports each year. That’s an impressive number, and The [...]

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Smile Generation®-trusted dentist Dr. Nicole Smith of The Dental Office on Red Hill explains how a trip to the dentist could be lifesaving thanks to an oral cancer screening!  Oral Cancer Facts Approximately 43,000 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year, with 1 person dying from oral cancer every hour. [...]

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Stop Thumb Sucking Before it Causes a Trip to the Dentist for Your Child

Reasons why your child should avoid thumb sucking and ways to stop the habit once and for all, from The Smile Generation® Does your child suck his or her thumb? If the answer is yes, then read on as this information could affect your child and your finances in the near future. As parents, we [...]

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Ask the Dentist – How do you Replace a Restorative Crown?

by Charles Rodgers, DDS – Smile Generation®-trusted owner dentist  The question was recently posed to us: “How does a dentist remove a permanent crown and replace it with a new restoration?” The answer is: very carefully! Every patient is unique and should consult with a dentist before undergoing any treatment plan. The majority of the [...]

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Tips to Get Little Kids to Brush Teeth

The Importance of Early Pediatric Dental Exams

by Eric Ellis, DMD – Smile Generation®-trusted pediatric specialist at Every Kid’s Dentist® in Phoenix, AZ The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend that children have their very first dental visit by age one or as soon as their first tooth appears. The AAPD’s [...]

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National Children’s Dental Health Month Contest – Show Us How You Brush!

The Smile Generation® & Crest® + Oral-B® launch #ShowUsHowYouBrush Contest for National Children’s Dental Health Month National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) is observed every February around the world, and is sponsored by the American Dental Association® (ADA) and their public oral hygiene resource – Mouth Healthy™. The impetus behind NCDHM is the goal of early adoption [...]

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Uncovering the Roots Behind National Toothache Day & Common Causes for Toothaches

Did you know that National Toothache Day is a real holiday? “Celebrated” every February 9, National Toothache Day shares the same day as the founding of Hershey Chocolate Corporation in the year 1894. The Feast of Saint Apollonia, the Christian patroness of dentistry, is also celebrated February 9.  Coincidence perhaps? Whatever the reason is behind the creation of [...]

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Dentist Explains How To Ease Dental Appointment Anxiety In Children

A question was posed to us recently on Twitter: “How do Smile Generation®-trusted dentists ease anxiety in younger patients?”. This issue is certainly not unique to this individual alone. There are many of us who suffer from crippling anxiety when the topic of visiting the dentist comes up. We asked one of the best we know, Dr. [...]

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Teeth Whitening

Importance of Dental Health During Pregnancy

Oral health is known to be a significant contributor to general health. Periodontal (gum) disease has been previously shown to affect other systems in the human body. Pregnancy brings about a greater importance on ensuring good oral health, as the individual is caring for the general health of multiple people. Mothers must take care to [...]

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