Rethink Your Hydration Drinks

After a hard workout or even just to quench your thirst after routine activities, do you immediately reach for a sports drink? You know, the kind that often come in flavors such as “lemon-lime” and “fruit punch.” Since those beverages usually contain large amounts of sugar and acids, they are more likely to harm tooth… More »

Beware of Baby Bottle Rot

A bottle at bedtime is nothing new. Our parents put us to sleep with a warm bottle of milk, and I would guess that many of you continue that practice today. The difference between our parents time and our time as parents is that more information is coming to light about the effects of lingering… More »

White Teeth Are in Season All Year

“Don’t wear white after Labor Day!” Even if you’re not subscribed to all the popular fashion blogs, chances are you have heard of this fashion rule. Labor Day has stood for many years as the transition point of warm sunny weather to a cold, dark winter. It is said the fashion rule developed from winter… More »

Eating Disorders Take a Toll on Oral Health

It’s a sad truth: More than 10 million teens and young adults in the U.S. suffer from eating disorders. Conditions such as anorexia and bulimia are dangerous to overall health, but they can also be extremely harmful to oral health.

Water Fluoridation: One of the Greatest Public Health Achievements

Since U.S. cities began adding fluoride to water supplies more than 65 years ago, tooth decay has decreased dramatically. This result led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to name water fluoridation as one of the Ten Great Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century. Though many areas in the U.S. fluoridate their water… More »

Juicy Swirl Popsicles

Cool down with these healthy, calcium-packed pops. It’s just a lucky coincidence that they are tooth-friendly too! Ingredients: 8-oz. low-sugar juice of your choice ½ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt Popsicle sticks Directions: Fill two-thirds of ice pop molds or small paper cups with the juice. Top with about two tablespoons of yogurt or… More »

Losing Your Wisdom (Teeth, That Is)

For many people, wisdom teeth (also known as “third molars”) are often more problematic than helpful. Wisdom teeth often come in misaligned or emerge only partially, and some remain trapped underneath the gums. These are known as “impacted” teeth and can eventually cause infection of the gums and surrounding bone.

Oral Health Tips for Expectant Mothers

As any woman who has been pregnant can tell you, there are many health changes that come with carrying a baby. Oral health is no exception. Here are five things to know if you or your significant other are expecting.

Healthy Lunch for Back-to-School

After a summer of lounging on the couch with snacks, it might be hard for your kids to let go of their beloved junk food and make the switch to healthy school lunches. With a little creativity and a lot of fruits and veggies, you can make your child’s lunch the healthiest lunch in the… More »

Sports and Mouthguards

Your children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, and sports are a great way to ensure they stay physically fit. However, there are a few precautions that you should take before sending your kids into the field. For example, you should ensure that they are wearing protective gear like helmets, knee… More »