6 Steps for Brushing With Braces

6 Steps for Brushing With Braces

When you have braces, brushing your teeth can seem like a daunting task. It can be difficult to navigate all those nooks and crannies with a mouth full or wire and brackets. But brushing with braces doesn’t have to feel impossible. In fact, if you follow these helpful steps, you’ll be on the road to […]

Bad Breath? These Foods Could Be to Blame

Nothing can ostracize you quicker than bad breath. It can be embarrassing for you and downright uncomfortable for those around you. If you have bad breath, what you eat and drink may be to blame. Here is a list of some of the biggest food culprits out there when it comes to bad breath. Coffee […]

The Truth About Teeth Whitening

The Truth About Teeth Whitening

Who doesn’t want whiter teeth? After all, it’s one of the best parts of a healthy looking smile. There are a myriad of products on the market today that promise whiter teeth. That’s because teeth whitening is a proven way to refresh the way you look and make you more self-confident. Still, there are many […]

General Dentistry

Make your New Year Brighter with a Healthy Smile

Ringing in the New Year is something most of us look forward to, even if we don’t’ do our celebrating at the stroke of midnight. Each new year gives us exciting new prospects. You may refer to them as resolutions. If one of the aspects of your life that you want to focus on this […]

Bonding, But Not James Bond-ing

When people talk about bonding at this time of year, it’s usually related to the type that revolves around the Thanksgiving dinner table or the tinseled tree. Or, it’s the kids watching the James Bond Marathon on TBS during break. But at the Drs. of Smiles, while we’re all for family bonding, we’re more enamored […]

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies and What to Do

If you were a kid in the 70s, you may remember a dumb TV show, Emergency!, where they went around every week zapping hapless victims with the defibrillator for any conceivable injury. Heart attack. Zap! Indigestion? Zap! Hangnail? Zap! At Drs. of Smiles we’re not prone to overreacting, but we do want our patients to […]

loosing tooth

Should I Pull My Child’s Loose Tooth?

When do baby teeth fall out? Children generally start to lose their baby teeth around age six, and most of them will have fallen out by age 12. They usually fall out in the same order they came in, and typically the front teeth will come out first. what to do when your child’s tooth […]

Teeth Grinding in Children

Teeth Grinding in Children

Grinding teeth, or bruxism, is a common condition in children, and most teeth grinding takes place during the nighttime hours. Depending on the intensity and frequency of the grinding, bruxism puts your child at risk for a variety of dental problems. In most cases, children who grind their teeth don’t even know they’re doing it, […]

Help Your Child Kick These 5 Dental Habits

Help Your Child Kick These 5 Dental Habits

Getting your child to brush can feel like a battle of wills. There may even be days where you consider letting it slide just to avoid a fight. But don’t give in. Children can develop cavities in their baby teeth as early as age two, so it’s important to instill good oral hygiene habits in […]

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