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Enamel and Erosion

By Craig Smith
March 31, 2017

Your teeth’s enamel may be tough, but your teeth still need your help to protect them from erosion. Read on to learn more. What is tooth enamel? Enamel is the white looking outer covering of the tooth crown. This protective shell is the hardest tissue in the human body. What does tooth enamel do? Tooth enamel ... read more


3 FAQs About Your Baby’s First Tooth [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Craig Smith
March 24, 2017

As your baby grows and develops, their baby teeth are an important part to their overall health. Here are 3 things you should know before their first tooth erupts: Taking care of baby’s smile now will help keep them smiling further down the road.... read more


The Top 5 Scariest Animal Teeth

By Craig Smith
March 17, 2017

Teeth are amazing, adapted by nearly every member of the animal kingdom into specialized tools to defend, consume and outcompete others. However, some animals possess teeth so frightening or unexpected in their function that they would be better off in a horror movie. The Bobbit Worm These three-meter-long ocean terrors create long, vertical tunnels in ... read more


3 Pregnancy Dental Health Tips You Weren’t Expecting

By Craig Smith
March 10, 2017

Back pain, morning sickness, fatigue, hunger — it’s hard to know exactly what to expect when you’re expecting. Your teeth may seem secondary to other symptoms, but they matter more than you realize. Here’s how to keep your smile glowing throughout your pregnancy: 1. YOUR HORMONES AREN’T THE ONLY THINGS CHANGING. The same pregnancy hormones ... read more


Bye-Bye Baby Teeth: A Loose Tooth Guide

By Craig Smith
March 3, 2017

From first wiggles to gap-toothed giggles, losing teeth is a mouth’s coming-of-age story. Baby teeth falling out means your little one is growing up (*cue the tears*). It’s been awhile since you put a tooth under your pillow for the Tooth Fairy — what can you expect the second time around? Let us refresh your ... read more


How to Tell If Your Child Needs Orthodontics

By Craig Smith
February 24, 2017

Q: So many children have braces. How can I tell if my child may need them and how soon? A: There are many reasons why a child might benefit from orthodontics. You should have your child start seeing a dentist within six months of the first tooth erupting or by age one. There is no ... read more


Cold and Flu Season: Toothaches and Your Sinuses

By Craig Smith
February 17, 2017

Among your sniffles and sneezes this season, you might notice a dull pain in your gums. Don’t automatically assume there’s a dental drill in your future. When you get sick your sinus chambers get blocked with excess mucus. Because you have sinuses near your jawbone, this discomfort affects your teeth and can often be confused for ... read more


New Study Shows E-cigarettes Cause Damage to Gum Tissue

By Craig Smith
February 3, 2017

A University of Rochester (UR) Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. The study, published in Oncotarget, was led by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, and is the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and ... read more


Your Baby’s Oral Health

By Craig Smith
January 27, 2017

It’s never too early to start taking care of your little one’s teeth. In fact, proper oral health care should start well before your baby’s first teeth even erupt. For a lifetime of healthy smiles, follow these guidelines to ensure your child gets off on the right tooth. Just say “no” to bottles in bed. ... read more


Academy of General Dentistry

By Craig Smith
January 14, 2017

What is the Academy of General Dentistry? The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 39,000 general dentists from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the second largest dental association in the United States. It’s the only association that exclusively represents the ... read more