• Five Advantages of Dental Spas

    October 22, 2010

    Dental spas have grown in popularity over the last few years. They offer a variety of different services depending on the clinic, and there are definitely advantages to visiting a dental spa in order to take care of your teeth. The Pamper Factor A stereotypical dental clinic can conjure up images of white walls, sterile […]

  • Tips for Finding the Right Dentist

    September 14, 2010

    Most of us have a dentist that we see regularly, however if you move to a new area, you might be faced with the daunting task of how to find a local dentist.  Here are some tips. 1. Ask around. Chances are that you moved for work or family, so these are the people you […]

  • 4 Ways you can Eliminate Halitosis

    May 10, 2010

    It’s tough to decide what to say to someone with halitosis (bad breath). Do you tell them and hope they thank you for pointing out the issue or do you keep quiet for fear of a negative response? In the former situation, you’ve helped the poor guy (or girl, let’s not single out the men […]

  • Dentists Still Use Mercury Fillings?

    May 6, 2010

    I was speaking with a dental hygienist recently and I was shocked to find out that some dentists are still putting mercury in people;s mouths.  She is well educated and understands the potential  toxicity that can come from mercury fillings.  While she is an employee and not in a position to change the opinions of […]

  • Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth?

    February 15, 2010

    I thought it was fitting to share this bit of information on Presidents Day because it is actually the celebration of George Washington’s birthday. Growing up, I heard stories of George Washington having wooden teeth and I believe that perhaps parents came up with this myth at a PTA meeting to make sure they were […]

  • Brushing Your Teeth Twice Per Day is Not Enough

    December 7, 2009

    Brushing your teeth twice per day is a great habit, however brushing your teeth along will not keep you from developing plaque or other disorders of the mouth. Good dental hygiene including flossing at least once daily – and preferably at night – which will help to remove food particles and plaque from your teeth. […]

  • Finding Affordable Dental Care

    November 4, 2009

    As if the health insurance industry isn’t challenged enough, what is less often talked about is the fact that dental procedures can be very costly, and insurance often covers a smaller percentage of dental care than medical care. So what can you do to find affordable dental care? 1. Find a trusted dental provider. You […]

  • Free Dental Care Resources – Part 2 (Free Dental Clinics)

    August 27, 2009

    One of the driving forces in our nation is the spirit of volunteer service.  In the dental community countless dentists, hygienists, and other support staff offer free dental care through free dental clinics. These clinics do not only serve the poor and the homeless, but also the working poor and the uninsured. There are a […]

  • Free Dental Care Resources – Part 1 (Clinical Trials)

    August 26, 2009

    Given that over 100 million Americans lack dental insurance, it’s not a surprise that tens of thousands of consumers seek to find free and low cost options for dental care every month.  There are three sources of free dental care that you may not be aware of, so in these next 3 blog posts I […]