The ADA’s Seal of Acceptance Indicates the Quality of an Oral Hygiene Product

Throughout the course of many years, inflated and dubious marketing claims have often clouded the true value of specific oral hygiene products. This can sometimes make it hard to spot the difference between a cosmetic oral hygiene product and an effective one. To help consumers in this endeavor, the American Dental Association instituted their Seal of Acceptance program. Since its... read more »

How an Oral Piercing May Affect Your Smile

Tongue and lip piercings are an increasingly popular way to express one’s fashion sense and personality. If you are thinking about getting an oral piercing, please be aware of the risks associated with them. While lip and tongue piercings seem like a fun form of self-expression, they can also cause dental issues. To avoid damaging your smile, please read on.... read more »

How to Floss Your Teeth Effectively

Effectively flossing your teeth is easy! The ADA, or American Dental Association, advises flossing at least once a day to prevent tooth decay. Because a toothbrush is designed to remove plaque and food debris from the tops and sides of teeth, it can’t reach between the tight crevices between teeth. Dental floss however, is specifically designed to fit into those... read more »

Does Nutrition and Diet Really Help Your Oral Health?

Most people are aware that a healthy diet can have tremendous effects on your overall health. However, less people are aware that a healthy diet can also have a tremendous effect on your oral health. When you eat, the nutrients in your food are first broken down by your teeth as you chew and absorb the substances. According to the... read more »