Your Holiday Diet and Diabetes: The Link Between Holiday Weight Gain and Periodontitis Part 1

The CDC reports that 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. With the holidays coming up, that’s 29 million people who need to be a lot more careful about their holiday eating. After all, they need to be careful with their diet every day of the year. People with diabetes also run a particular […]

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Halloween and Braces: Which Foods You Should Avoid While Still Having Fun

It seems like braces and Halloween candy mix like oil and water—or vampires and werewolves, if you prefer. But the truth is not ALL Halloween candy is off-limits for braces wearers. Of course, there are foods to avoid with braces. You probably learned about those at one of your initial orthodontist visits. Fortunately, the news […]

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halloween costume ideas and your health

It’s Not Just About The Candy!

Halloween Costume Ideas and Your Health Candy is a natural concern for parents and dentists at Halloween. And you can find plenty of information here, here and here on our blog to help your kids (as well as yourself) maintain good oral health amidst the sugar-filled spoils of annual trick-or-treating. But candy isn’t the only […]

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Tears, Teams and Smiles: A Recap of Smile Generation Serve Day 2016

By Kyle Guerin Sr. Manager, We Serve Whether it’s the belly laugh of a child, a cat wearing roller skates, or an 80-year-old doing the Macarena, there are so many reasons to smile. Now that I think about it all of those things make me smile but what really lights me up is the thought […]

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month. (No, this is not a trick!)

Tips to Make Your Halloween Happy and Healthy October is known for more than just Halloween. It’s also National Dental Hygiene Month. Does that seem ironic? In fact, with all the treats that will be consumed, we think the timing is perfect! Here are a few tips to help make Halloween healthier and safe for […]

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Orthodontics For Adults

Orthodontics for adults is a trend you’ve probably noticed in recent years. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients today is over the age of 21. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that more than 1.2 million adults in the U.S. received orthodontic treatment in 2012, the most recent numbers available from the American Association […]

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Fluoride Facts

Fluoride Facts Every Family Should Know

Why is fluoride so important for your family’s smile? Simple. It fights tooth decay. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that one in five people have untreated tooth decay which can lead to pain, infection and ultimately to problems speaking, eating, working and playing.1 Most people already know fluoride is good for […]

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Mouth Guards Will Keep Your Athletic Kids Smiling

Mouth Guards Will Keep Your Athletic Kids Smiling

It’s all fun and games until somebody chips a tooth. If you have kids in contact sports you may know what we mean. That’s why a mouth guard is a must for kids in sports like hockey, lacrosse, football, basketball or boxing. In fact, The American Dental Association reports the risk of injury is 1.6 […]

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What Your Child Needs Most To Succeed In Sports

Want to give your kids a leg up in sports? Make sure they fill their tummies up before they leave the house in the morning. Breakfast has legitimate bragging rights as the most important meal of the day. It increases energy, boosts the metabolism, aids concentration, increases problem-solving skills and heightens overall mental performance. To […]

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Why Avoid Energy And Sports Drinks? (Infographic)

It’s no surprise that sugary drinks aren’t good for your health. What may be surprising, however, is just how much sugar is in those supposedly healthy beverages. Sports drinks that promise to replenish electrolytes after a hard workout often contain 6-8 teaspoons of sugar per serving. Energy drinks are even worse, often with as much […]

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