1. Head, Neck Cancer Awareness Week – Enhanced Benefit

    April 22, 2014

    skd241409sdcCancer can be a difficult diagnosis to accept. Not only is your life in danger, but many medications used to treat this type of disease can also have negative effects on your body, your mouth included. It is essential to be aware of the potential side effects and the important role your dentist will play as a member of your medical team. (more…)

  2. It’s Tax Time: Invest In Your Oral Health

    April 17, 2014

    Tax time, invest in your oral health 4.17April 15 has come and gone and if you’re like most people, you have evened your score with the U.S. government. If you’re expecting to get a few bucks back from your tax return this year, why not invest in your oral health? No matter the size of your refund, there’s something you can nab to make your smile sparkle. (more…)

  3. Have a Happy – and Healthy – Easter!

    April 15, 2014

    Lovely Mature Couple Enjoying Food in a RestaurantDo you wake up with visions of chocolate bunnies, jellybeans and sugary Peeps on Easter Sunday? This year, try celebrating a healthier holiday instead with these delicious and nutritious recipes. (more…)

  4. Why Calcium is Essential for Childhood Growth

    April 8, 2014

    Elementary KidsYour mom gave you a lot of wise advice when you were growing up, but one bit of wisdom holds especially true: Drink your milk! (more…)

  5. Oral Cancer Risk Factor: Chew Tobacco

    April 3, 2014

    ChewTobacco 4.3Chewing tobacco and baseball went hand in hand in the late 1800s and early 1900s. However, after tobacco was proven to cause health issues in the 1960s, use among players declined. (more…)

  6. Crooked Teeth are No Laughing Matter

    April 1, 2014

    crooked teeeth 4.1In certain cultures, crooked teeth are considered cute and quirky. There are even dental offices in Japan that specialize in applying veneers to make perfectly straight teeth look less perfect.

    In reality, (more…)

  7. A Museum That Will Make You Smile

    March 27, 2014

    March3If you ever find yourself vacationing in the Washington, D.C. area, take a break from the usual tourist traps to brush up on your dental knowledge at a fun little stop in Baltimore.

  8. Pre-Diabetes Puts Your Dental Health At Risk

    March 25, 2014

    woman_smilingAs research continues to emerge, we are learning how our oral health is connected to our overall health. Once considered to be a cosmetic issue, bad teeth have been implicated in a many diseases including heart disease and strokes.

  9. Kick Butts Day: Teens & Tobacco Use

    March 20, 2014

    3.20 Kick Butts DayKick Butts Day is March 19, a national movement to help teens stop smoking. It’s especially important given that 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report that linked smoking to heart disease and cancer.

  10. Dental Care for Special Needs Children

    March 13, 2014

    March1Special needs children often have special oral health needs. Children with developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and autism may be on special diets, medications or have certain physical limitations that impact their dental health. The same can be true for children with conditions such as seizure disorders, vision and hearing impairments or learning disabilities.

  11. Life Stages of Oral Health: The Golden Years

    March 11, 2014

    Not much has changed since you were using a step stool to reach the sink. Good brushing and flossing habits remain vital to the health of your teeth. Seniors should continue to brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day. Despite having many of the same oral health concerns they’ve always had, there are definitely some new ones that come with getting older.

  12. Form Healthy Eating Habits

    March 4, 2014

    french toastHabits can form at any age, but the sooner a behavior is adopted, the more likely it is to become a habit. While “habit” may sound negative, like a habit of nail biting or smoking, habits can also be good. In the case of nutrition, teaching your child healthy eating habits will contribute to a strong and healthy body and mouth!