February is Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month—or American Heart Health Month, depending on whether you’re talking to The Heart Foundation or The American Heart Association. Whatever you prefer to call it, the point is clear. Heart Health Month 2017 is here and it’s a good time to take a look at your ticker and make some healthy […]

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Losing Baby Teeth & Negotiating With the Tooth Fairy

Baby teeth come and baby teeth go. It’s all part of the process Of how little grins grow. It’s cutesy but true—that really is part of how little grins grow. And in case it’s been a while since you lost your first tooth, it may be helpful to remember that for some kids, losing a […]

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Are dental benefits really worth the investment during the holidays?

Are dental benefits really worth the investment during the holidays?

The end of the year is literally days away, and amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and gatherings, scheduling a dentist appointment may not be at the top of your to-do list. Here’s why it should be. Two words: Dental Benefits. Did you know millions of dollars in dental benefits go unused every […]

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What Your Mom Never Told You About Holiday Treats

What Your Mom Never Told You About Holiday Treats

Be Smart About Your Smile With These Sweet Dental Tips “While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads” is a famous line from the beloved holiday poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore. You’re probably familiar with it. However, you may not be entirely familiar with the damaging acids and havoc […]

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The Link Between Holiday Weight Gain and Periodontitis Part 2: Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Research has increasingly shown a strong connection between oral health and overall health. Considering that more than 47% of adults in the U.S. have periodontal (gum) disease, the connection merits serious examination. That’s why we’re continuing to look at the link between gum disease, diabetes and diet. In part one of this series, we offered […]

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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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