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6 Amazing Facts About our Teeth

drawing of a tooth as a fairy

We often don’t think about our teeth outside the short time each day we spend brushing and flossing. But in fact, Our teeth tell the story of our lives Scientists can tell several facts about us just from our teeth. For example, our teeth reveal our age, what we eat and drink, and even where […]

Brushing and flossing, which comes first?

Toothbrush and dental floss

Have you ever wondered if you should floss before you brush? As children, we are usually taught that brushing comes before flossing. This is one of the reasons why many people don’t floss. After brushing, the mouth feels clean and when the mouth feels clean, flossing feels like an option, not a requirement. A recent […]

4 Tips to protect your teeth from alcohol

Picture of three people holding champaign glasses at an office party, illustrating that there are 4 things you can do to protect your teeth from alcohol.

For as far back as we can tell, humans have been drinking fermented beverages. Probably for just as long, we’ve been discussing the benefits and drawbacks of drinking alcohol. Today’s scientists have generated several studies reporting the positive effects of alcohol on our health.  Red wine, for example, contains resveratrol, an antioxidant thought to help prevent […]

DIY braces: Are they really worth it?

model of a tooth, illustrating that DIY braces can cause serious and expensive damage to your teeth.

DIY braces and teeth-straightening kits have been popping up all over the internet. These kits promise consumers a beautiful smile, without the cost of orthodontia. Unfortunately, DIY braces come with numerous risks and can be downright dangerous. Although they may appear appealing and cost-effective, DIY braces can damage your teeth in the long run. What […]

Is chocolate bad for your teeth?

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It’s Valentine’s Day and you indulge in a decadent, dark chocolate bar. You try not to think about the effect your treat will have on your waistline or your pearly whites. But is chocolate really bad for your teeth? You’ll be surprised to find out that consuming moderate amounts of chocolate actually brings several positive […]

5 tips for your child’s first dentist visit

Small blonde girl sitting with her chin resting on her hands, illustrating five tips for your child's first dentist visit

Some pediatricians check the child’s mouth during regular doctors visits, but not all doctors are trained in this area. Dentists are trained to identify issues in the jaw or soft palate. Because baby teeth are more susceptible to decay, it is important to visit a dentist regularly to ensure your child’s baby teeth remain healthy. […]