Student Stress and Oral Health

Behavior changes induced by academic stress may cause gum inflammation, temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms and bruxism for some college students. Academic Stress Health Factors During exam weeks, students often pull all-nighters, sleep less, i...


The ABC’s of Mouthguards

A mouthguard is a flexible appliance that is worn in athletic and recreational activities to protect teeth from trauma. The dental profession unanimously supports the use of mouthguards in a variety of sports activities. Why should I wear a mouthguar...


Composite Resin: White Fillings

A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. How is a composite place...


What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by the frequent and long-term exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing sugars. Among these liquids are milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas and other sweetened drinks. The sugars in these liquids pool aro...


Flossing Once a Day Helps Fight Decay!

Flossing is one of the best things you can ever do to take care of your teeth! Just flossing once a day to break up plaque is imperative for good oral health. Its the single most important factor in preventing periodontal (gum) disease, which affects...


Preschooler Dental Prevention Tips

Providing proper care and oral hygiene during preschool years can mean a lifetime of good oral health! Research shows that children who develop cavities in their baby teeth are more likely to develop cavities as an adult. So how can a parent determin...


Start the School Year Off With A Smile!

School is right around the corner! And every child wants to look their best as they head back to school this fall. Parents can help by scheduling haircuts and buying new outfits, but many overlook the simple steps to helping their child maintain one ...


Oral Care For Teens: Things You Should Know!

Overview Making the transition from childhood to adulthood can be a worry for teenagers. Braces, third molars, bad breath and their appearance are just some of the common worries for teens. Being busy with school schedules, activities and jobs lends ...



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