5 Reasons Your Smile Is Stronger Than You Think

The right smile can leave you laughing, fill you with joy or make you melt with emotion. But, ultimately, the best smile is one that is healthy and strong. Here are some of the ?tooth truths? about how tough your teeth really are ? and how to keep them that way. 1. Tooth enamel is … Read more…

Is Sparkling Water Bad for My Teeth? ADA

Is the satisfying fizz of your favorite sparkling water putting you at risk for tooth decay? Because any drink with carbonation?including sparkling water?has a higher acid level, some reports have questioned whether sipping sparkling water will weaken your tooth enamel (the hard outer shell of your teeth where cavities first form). So, Is Sparkling Water … Read more…

5 Weight Loss Tips That Are Also Good for Your Teeth

If you?ve decided to lose a few pounds after the New Year?s Eve ball drop, you?re not alone. Weight loss is one of the most common New Year?s resolutions made every year. Making smart food choices, paying attention to portion size and exercising are the steps you can take to shed pounds, and these changes … Read more…

The MouthHealthy Holiday Workshop

If you’ve seen the holiday TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, then you know Hermey the Elf is very excited about becoming a dentist. Now, Hermey and the ADA have joined forces to come up with ways to keep your mouth and teeth healthy during the holidays. Advice and Quizzes Healthy Holiday Teeth Tips Take the … Read more…

Quit Smoking – American Dental Association

Step 1: Have a PlanOnce you?ve made up your mind to quit smoking and set the date, develop a plan. There are free tools online at smokefree.gov and a toll-free number, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, to help you succeed. Download an app to track your progress. Source: Quit Smoking – American Dental Association

Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth – American Dental Association

Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies?and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you?re not careful. Here?s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar … Read more…

Is Fluoride Safe for Children? – American Dental Association

A Mom’s Guide to Fluoride By Dr. Brittany Seymour Assistant Professor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine  It was my first year out of dental school, and I was treating a two-and-a-half-year-old girl who grew up in a community without fluoride in the water. Her four front teeth were so badly decayed, painful and infected that I … Read more…

What Is Halitosis? – American Dental Association

Halitosis Halitosis ? or chronic bad breath ? is something that mints, mouthwash or a good brushing can?t solve. Unlike ?morning breath? or a strong smell that lingers after a tuna sandwich, halitosis remains for an extended amount of time and may be a sign of something more serious. What Causes Halitosis? If quick bad … Read more…