Tuesday, December 29, 2020

How To Floss

Flossing teeth is a quick way to clean your teeth and gum effectively. Learn how to floss properly and the types of floss you should use here.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

What Is TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ, affects the hinge connecting the upper and lower jaw. Find out more about what TMJ is and how to treat it.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

May the holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

What Is A Root Canal?

If your tooth is infected with dental decay, it may spread into the pulp that cause tooth pain. Dentists usually recommend a root canal procedure. Learn more about root canal from our illustrative guide here.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Preventive Dental Care: Beyond the Basics

You know to brush and floss daily and visit the dentist regularly. Learn what else you can do to keep your teeth and gums looking their best.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Veneers vs Crowns - Whats the Difference?

Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between crowns and veneers? Dr. Joseph Nemeth explains why you might need a veneer over a crown!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Kids & Flossing | Advice From a Pediatric Dentist

How do you floss a two-year-old’s teeth? When is the best time to floss your child’s teeth? Dr. Emily Hahn, a pediatric dentist with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, answers these questions on kids & flossing, plus more! In this video, you’ll find tips on flossing your kid’s teeth and advice on helping your child establish good oral hygiene habits.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

6 Ways to Keep Your Smile Bright This Holiday Season

Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers
Your stocking forecast this year will almost certainly include a dusting of sugar. (The National Confectioners Association says 77% of people include candy in holiday gifts.) Giving candy? Consider chocolate. It washes off your teeth more easily than stickier sweets like candy canes. And when you’re stuffing those stockings full of chocolate Santas, don’t forget to include an ADA-Accepted toothbrush or toothpaste!

Carol While You Clean Your Teeth
One of the easiest ways to brush for a full two minutes twice a day is to listen to a song that’s two minutes long. This season, create a playlist of your family’s favorite holiday music for a holly, jolly brushing bonanza. (And you’ll definitely make Santa’s nice list if you add a song to floss to.)

Don’t Open Gifts with Your Teeth
Grandma may be an expert gift wrapper, but don’t use your teeth to try to undo the Fort Knox knots she’s tied with ribbon. Your teeth were made for eating, not to stand in as a pair of scissors. If you do, you could crack a tooth, injure your jaw or accidentally swallow something you shouldn’t. Stop and find something or someone to give you a hand instead.

Hosting Houseguests?
Nothing says “welcome” more than a personalized gift basket on your guest’s nightstand. Include fun items like cozy socks and their favorite snacks. You can also stock them up on travel-size toiletries they might have left behind -- including a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Whiten Your Teeth in 30 Seconds or Less
Dreaming of a white smile for your family photo? Wear a red or a pink lipstick with a blue undertone. Thanks to how the eye sees these colors, your teeth will instantly look whiter and brighter.

Stick to Your Routine
Between holiday parties, travel and other holiday happenings, it’s easy to slip out of your normal habits. Don’t wait until New Year’s to make your dental health a priority again. If you have a regular dental visit scheduled, keep the appointment. And don’t forget to brush twice a day for two minutes and clean between your teeth once a day.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

What Is a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

A wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more of your wisdom teeth. Learn what to expect, before during and after the surgery.