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Oral Hygiene Resolutions for the New Year

As one year ends and another begins, it’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions. The most common New Year’s resolutions center around personal health – but don’t forget about your oral health! Committing to better oral hygiene is a great resolution to consider making this year! In the sections below, we’ll give some expert […]

4 Fun Dental Hygiene Apps to Download Today

From calls and emails to online shopping to scheduling your pet’s next vet appointment, you can manage nearly every aspect of your life from your smartphone. Did you know that you can even use apps to support better dental hygiene? Dental hygiene apps are great for kids, teenagers and adults alike! You can use a […]

6 Facts About Toothbrushes that May Surprise You

Your toothbrush is an important tool in your oral hygiene routine. Brushing twice a day helps keep your mouth free from bacteria, discourages plaque buildup, and keeps your breath fresh throughout the day. We all know that we need to use a toothbrush – but how much thought do we really put into the kind […]

5 Tips to Help Your Kids Avoid Halloween Cavities

Halloween festivities are undergoing tons of changes in 2020. New social distancing and sanitation procedures may mean that trick-or-treating looks and feels much different – but one thing that hasn’t changed is Halloween candy. Candy is a booming business. In 2019, Americans spent almost $2.6 billion on trick-or-treating candy alone! Every kid looks forward to […]

Do I Need to Schedule an Oral Cancer Screening?

We don’t always think about the mouth when we talk about cancer risks – but oral cancer is much more common than you might think. In fact, it accounts for roughly three percent of all cancers that are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. That amounts to about 35,000 new cases each year. Oral cancer […]

Your Oral Health Impacts More than You Think

We all know the basics of having good oral health: make sure that your teeth and gums are free from plaque and bacteria by brushing and flossing. Having healthy teeth and gums helps stave away enamel erosion, tooth loss, tooth decay, and gum disease—but did you know that your oral health is actually connected to […]

Three Key Factors to Look for When Choosing a Dentist

Whether you are relocating to a new area, are searching for a specialty service, or are simply in the market to switch dental care providers, finding a new dentist isn’t easy. There are tons of dental practices to choose from, all with varying services, specialities, and insurance networks. And the importance of finding the right […]

What’s the Best Kind of Toothpaste for Me?

If you’re brushing two (or even three) times a day, you’ll find yourself going through toothpaste fairly quickly. That’s a good problem to have—but are you really thinking about what you’re putting in your cart when it’s time to restock? There are countless kinds of toothpaste on the shelves and online, ranging from all-natural, sensitivity […]

At-Home Dental Care: Keep Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy in Quarantine

Right now, people all over the world are feeling particularly anxious. We’re living through a health crisis unlike anything the world has ever seen. COVID-19 has infected nearly 2 million people worldwide – including more than 23,000 people right here in Illinois. This virus has upended our lives, cancelled our plans, and changed many of […]

Does My Child Need a Mouthguard?

If your child plays football, hockey, or any other contact sport, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with mouthguards. They are those hard, plastic pieces athletes wear to protect their teeth during a game (or to chew in between plays). Most sports organizations don’t require athletes to wear mouthguards. Therefore, it’s easy for a parent […]