Don’t Let a Preventable Dental Emergency Sideline Your Oral Health

Winter is almost here, and sports activities can find a way to bring a dental emergency into your life during the busy holiday season. Whether you are skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, swimming, or surfing, accidents can happen. It can mean running into a tree while sledding, falling on your face at an ice skating rink, or knocking a tooth out... read more »

Children With Longer Faces Are More Likely To Have a Harder Time Breathing

Did you know that some facial features are more prone to have enlarged and swollen tonsils than others? According to the research article, “Cranio-facial morphology in children with and without enlarged tonsils”, children with enlarged tonsils had more retrognathic and posteriorly inclined mandibles, larger anterior total and lower facial heights, and larger mandibular plane angles. In summary, children with longer... read more »

You Can Help Your Athletic Teen Prevent Sports Injury by Getting Enough Sleep

It is common for parents to give their children the best opportunity to succeed. For example, I have signed my soccer-playing kids for additional training which may give them an added advantage. In your pursuit to help your children, have you ever considered how sleep could affect performance? One research article titled, "Chronic Lack of Sleep is Associated With Increased Sports... read more »

Healthy Dental Tips For the Spooky Season!

Halloween is lurking around the corner, but so is the coronavirus, making traditional Halloween parties trickier. This year, big parties and parades, creepy haunted houses, and gathering in crowds to trick-or-treat are off the table for many, or at the very least, downsized and held outdoors while social distancing. While the traditional ways of celebrating Halloween may look different this... read more »

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How Mouth Breathing Is Bad For You

Did you know that mouth breathing is bad? Well, it is! Our bodies function best when we breathe through our noses because it cleans, warms, and humidifies the air before entering the lungs. As the air passes through our noses, it mixes with nitric oxide, which helps with oxygen exchange in our lungs and kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi. When... read more »

National Gum Care Month Is a Good Reminder for You To Prevent Gum Disease

September is National Gum Care Month, so let’s talk about everything related to gums. This month is a good time to reflect on your dental health and commit to taking better care of your gums. Sometimes, we forget your gums help keep your teeth in their place and functioning at top capacity. When your gums are damaged, you risk losing... read more »

Recognize National Fresh Breath Day With Fresh Breath!

The mouth is home to millions of bacteria, some of them good and some bad. In fact, half of the bacteria in your mouth can lead to bad breath! National Fresh Breath Day is observed every year on August 6th to create awareness of oral hygiene in the fight against bad breath. It is a daily battle, and how you... read more »

Dental Implants Are a Solution to Replacing Lost Teeth

When it comes to your smile, taking care of your teeth is an investment in your oral health that pays many dividends. With tooth loss, missing teeth can affect you in multiple ways. Even losing just one tooth can cause problems. Some of that is emotional, as people often feel self-conscious and embarrassed to smile if a prominent tooth is... read more »