1. How to Manage Your Child’s Anxiety at the Dentist

    It’s not unusual for people of all ages to feel a level of anxiety during their dental appointments. After all, there is the fear of the unknown to contend with. What’s the dentist going to do? Will it hurt? These questions may pop up whether it’s your 30th visit to your local dentist, or your…Read More

  2. Natural Ways To Soothe A Toothache

    A toothache is never a pleasant experience, and the cause of the pain can be one of many possibilities. There could be tooth decay present, and dental work (such as filling a cavity) may be the remedy. It’s possible that the tooth has fractured, or maybe the pain is coming from sore gums and not f…Read More

  3. Is Chocolate Really Bad For Your Teeth?

    “You’ll rot your teeth out.” That’s what the conventional wisdom has taught many of us about eating chocolate. But is chocolate really bad for teeth? As with so many things in life, the answer is more along the lines of, “It depends.” Chocolate Can Be Bad Chocolate comes in many forms an…Read More

  4. Cavities In Kids: What You Can Do To Help Prevent Them

    Sometimes people think that cavities are inevitable, but it really doesn’t have to be that way. You can take measures to protect your teeth against cavities, both for yourself and for your children. Read our post today to find out what you can do to help prevent cavities from developing in kids’…Read More

  5. The Effects of Smoking On Your Teeth & Mouth

    Even though smoking is less common than it was a few decades ago, many people still do it. It often provides relief from stress, which is something everyone needs on a regular basis. Unfortunately, people who turn to cigarettes for stress relief or other benefits end up paying a high price up and do…Read More

  6. Healthy Teeth Before, During, and After Pregnancy

    Whether you've been pregnant before or not, it can feel like your body is suddenly put under a microscope. You may be wondering why your teeth are relevant at all when it comes to pregnancy concerns. The thing is, the hormonal changes that hit your body during pregnancy can affect your dental health…Read More

  7. Electric vs. Manual: Which Toothbrush Do You Need?

    Ah, tooth brushing. It's the thing our parents tried to teach us to do. It's the habit we hope to have developed by the time we reach adulthood. There are plenty of tools available for keeping your teeth clean, but the main division happens between manual toothbrushes and electric toothbrushes. Elec…Read More

  8. Is This a Dental Emergency? Part 2

    Some dental discomforts seem to disappear, but that doesn't mean they're gone. In general, when dental problems show up, they get worse with time, not better, especially if you don't adjust or improve your habits. Regular dental appointments help prevent basic problems from getting really serious, b…Read More

  9. Is This a Dental Emergency? Part 1

    If you've experienced a dental issue before, you know that a little ache can quickly escalate into excruciating pain that makes it next to impossible to eat, drink, or even talk. Though not all dental problems cause extreme discomfort, they can get very serious, and you need to understand when it's …Read More

  10. How to Convince Someone to Brush Their Teeth

    How is the oral health in your household? How is your own oral health? Whatever the answer may be, you can rest assured that brushing frequency plays a huge part. Regular teeth-brushing seems like a no-brainer to most people. It is certainly talked about that way. However, you would be shocked at ho…Read More

  11. How to Instill Great Dental Habits in Your Children

    We all want our children to have great lives. Being able to chew food comfortably and not end up bogged down with dental costs is part of that. The good news is, when your kids are young, you have great opportunities to protect their future dental health by giving them great habits. The team at Smil…Read More