Meet a Smile Icon: The History of the Tooth Fairy

For many families, a lost baby tooth means a visit from the Tooth Fairy and the exchange of money for the pearly white. But have you ever wondered how the friendly, businesslike fairy came to be? While tales of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny have long been traced back by historians and folklorists, the … Continue reading Meet a Smile Icon: The History of the Tooth Fairy

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School Lunch Ideas for Great Teeth

In the whirlwind of shopping for school supplies, clothes, and groceries, a balanced lunch can fall to the sidelines. It may seem easier to turn to the school cafeteria, but the average school-provided lunch often doesn’t measure up to a healthy homemade one. This doesn’t mean lunch has to be expensive: packing your own lunch … Continue reading School Lunch Ideas for Great Teeth

How to Get a Whiter Smile

Are you self-conscious about your not-so-pearly whites?  Do you avoid smiling when you have your picture taken?  Something as simple as the color of your teeth can affect your everyday life.  The good news is, there are many different options when it comes to whitening your teeth.  The first step to a brighter smile is to visit your dentist to help determine the cause.

Bruxism – Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth

Bruxism – Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth

Do you ever find yourself waking up in the morning with a tight, sore jaw or headache or earache? Chances are you have bruxism. This common disorder causes you to clench or grind your teeth during the night or day and can lead to jaw problems and damaged teeth.  Most people clench instead of grind their teeth. More than 80% of the population is affected by some sort of TMD (temporomandibular disorder).