Your Mouth, Your Health

August 16th, 2018 by Ima Admin

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. People with gum disease are also thought to be at a higher risk of strokes, chest infections, and pregnant women are seven times more likely to have a premature baby with a low birth weight.

But Wait, there’s more…
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Pet Dental Health Month

August 2nd, 2018 by Ima Admin

That’s right, August is Pet Dental Health Month. While we don’t treat them, it’s the perfect time to check in with your vet and help make your dog smile. But do you know how to identify if your dog’s smile is actually a healthy one? If you think putting up with “dog breath” is just part of owning a dog, think again. Bad breath is not normal, not healthy and is often a warning sign of oral disease.

Meanwhile for us humans, the second week of August is National Smile Week!
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Happy 4th, Happy Mouth

July 2nd, 2018 by Ima Admin

Everyone know that we celebrate the 4th of July with Fireworks. This holiday is known for fun drinks, tasty barbecues, and sweet treats while having fun with family and friends.

But did you know that the entire month of July is just chocked full of things to do with your mouth? Every week in July there is something to celebrate and/or eat, which means there’s also an assault on your teeth.
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Make Dad a Star this Father’s Day

June 15th, 2018 by Ima Admin

While Father’s Day has been celebrated for hundreds of years, it was not observed in the United States until the 20th century and might not have gained attention without the creation of Mother’s Day.

Anna Jarvis was the champion of Mother’s Day, successfully lobbying for the holiday’s first celebration in the early 1900s. There was an attempt at a celebration of Father’s Day in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908. The purpose of Father’s Day was to complement Mother’s Day by recognizing the father’s role in parenting. It didn’t gain a widespread following, until…
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Red Wine and Your Oral Health

May 7th, 2018 by Ima Admin

Here’s some good news for red wine drinkers and just in time for Mother’s Day.

Some of us love to have a glass of red wine with dinner every once in a while. Of course, the catch is that it often leaves the teeth stained, so maybe it’s not such a good idea to order it on your first date or while out on a business dinner. Potential teeth staining aside, there are a lot of reasons to think that it might NOT be bad for your oral health.
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Black and White

March 29th, 2018 by Ima Admin

Activated Charcoal for Teeth Whitening?

Activated charcoal is pretty trendy these days. It’s hard to be on social media and not see someone promoting or using it for something cosmetic. You can smear it on your face, wash your hair with it, and even brush your teeth with this very black stuff.

I was a bit shocked when I first saw activated charcoal being used for teeth whitening. My first reaction was there was no way this could be safe! There are some things that practically scream, Don’t put me in your mouth. Charcoal is one of them. Although similar material, I’m not talking about the charcoal that’s used on your barbeque.
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A Kiss is More Than Just a Kiss

February 13th, 2018 by gdh-staff

Valentine’s Day* is this month. The ever-present tiny candy hearts we see this month have “Kiss Me” printed on them. You’re more likely to exchange chocolate “Kisses” with someone this month. Make sure your mouth is in good health because, as it turns out, a kiss is more than just a kiss.

The GOOD news is that kissing stimulates saliva, which can help fight cavities. However, the BAD news is that you may run the risk of getting unwanted germs, illnesses or diseases instead of candy, flowers or cards this Valentine’s Day.

Here’s what you need to know…
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Happy New Year

January 5th, 2018 by gdh-staff

Every year we all make a variety of new year’s resolutions, but unfortunately many of us don’t follow through. If you want to take better care when looking after your teeth and gums this year, these five resolutions may help you.
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Healthy Holiday Teeth Tips

December 20th, 2017 by gdh-staff

No matter how much you love us, we probably aren’t at the top the list of people you want to spend quality time with over the holidays. Here are five tips to steer clear of emergency trips to the dentist’s office this season.
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Your Toothbrush Matters

November 29th, 2017 by gdh-staff

We might be biased, but there’s nothing as attractive as a healthy smile. But many of us take our toothbrush for granted. We go to the store and pick one that’s on sale or has our favorite color. But, have you ever wondered what the ideal toothbrush is for you? Are electric toothbrushes better than manual ones? Are soft bristles more effective than hard ones for eliminating plaque?
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