The Unforgettable Journey

Parents don’t forget “first” moments in their children’s lives: A first word, the first day of school, that first drive alone. Someone once said, “Days go slow, years go fast.” A parent looking at life in the rearview mirror probably uttered those words. Dental practices share many milestones with their patients. Whether introducing a child […]

Is A New Smile This Easy?

Your smile sends messages to everyone you meet. Studies show that your teeth are the main physical characteristic that people notice first, and a friendly smile sets the tone for every relationship in your personal and business life. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers may offer a significant change you […]

Goodbye Cavities?

With winter upon us, the common cold shows us why it’s aptly named. Rhinoviruses, responsible for many episodes of congestion, coughs, and sore throats, transmit through the population during every season. But research suggests that this virus replicates better at a temperature a few degrees below the body’s core temperature. Plus, people tend to share closer […]

Soda, Sports Drinks and Teeth

Every time you step into a mini-mart, you’re faced with a host of options to squelch your thirst. A rainbow of colors in plastic bottles compete for your attention, and creative marketing often transforms sugared water into a fountain of youth. When it comes to your teeth, does it matter what you choose? How does […]

7 Signs Your Smile Needs Help

In 1952, a university research project examined baseball cards of Major League players. The researchers found that a player’s smile suggested how long he’d live. Players who didn’t smile in their photos lived an average of nearly 73 years, while smiling players lived an average of almost 80 years! A healthy mouth adds value to […]

The Ice Chewing Dilemma

Enjoying a cold drink usually involves a little ice. Sometimes larger pieces are hard to resist as teeth crunch them into smaller fragments. The sound of ice crystals shattering reverberates across a room unlike any other chewing activity; up to 250 pounds of force may be needed to break ice cubes with your teeth! Some […]

Cancer Care and Oral Health

Cancer afflicts more than 1.6 million people every year, along with loved ones who share the journey.  Fortunately, successful treatment modalities continue to emerge and more people than ever are winning the battle.  But often the powerful medications used to target cancer cells also deliver challenging side effects.  And while radiation techniques have become more […]

Your Tongue: A Window To Your Health

The human tongue is often referred to as the most powerful muscle in the body.  But your tongue is actually comprised of eight muscles working together as a multi-use tool.  Washington Irving once said, “The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.”  Both wars and romances have begun with words rolling off […]

Headaches: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You

Even if you don’t suffer from headaches, you’ve probably experienced “brain freeze” after a scoop of your favorite ice cream.  While experts don’t really know why it happens, it’s believed that the cold against your warm palate causes blood vessels to constrict and relax suddenly. This vessel spasm results in a burst of pain, leaving […]