Holiday Food and Drinks That Stain Teeth

Tasty treats and tidings of good cheer are essential parts of the holiday season. Almost every aspect of this most wonderful time of the year involves eating and drinking, from the candy canes to champagne toasts. The last thing we want to do is drop a bunch of humbug on your holidays, but the reality…

New Year’s Resolution for Your Child’s Dental Health

Now is a great time to reflect upon the recent past and to plan for the coming year. As you think about your health goals, career plans, or personal growth, we encourage you to also consider your oral health. Here are few resolutions to help you and your family smile brighter in 2018. Remember that…

Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Helping your children stay healthy this Halloween is easier than you may think!  Try these Halloween treats from the holistic dentist professionals at Assure a Smile, and treat your trick-or-treaters without spoiling them with processed candies and sugar: 1) Display a Few Choices. The “healthy” snack alternatives listed below may not be appealing to all…

Sensitive Teeth During Pregnancy

As every mother knows, the joys of bringing a new life into the world come with plenty of less than joyful moments during pregnancy. The body’s dramatic changes – externally and internally, physically and emotionally – bring with them a host of unwanted symptoms, from morning sickness to back problems to more severe conditions. If…

How Can You Treat and Prevent Cut Gums

Your gums are sensitive, vulnerable, and exposed to lots of things that can result in cuts or lacerations. Biting on a sharp piece of food awkwardly, losing your grip on a toothbrush, flossing to vigorously, or an external trauma like a fall or impact can all cause a cut gum. Such injuries are usually not…

ceramic dental implants

Throughout your life, you’ve been taught the importance of good oral hygiene habits, from brushing and flossing to regular cleanings with your dentist. It is likely that you were told that you needed to maintain such practices in order to avoid the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. But what are those two…

Healthy Teeth and Gums

The oral cavity is the “gateway” to the body, a place where both healthy nutrients, as well as malicious bacteria, may enter.  In this light, it is easy to see why oral hygiene is so important.  Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is vital in eating well as they facilitate the consumption of healthy all-natural foods. …

Braces

Braces can accomplish amazing things. A crooked smile, misaligned teeth, and other aesthetic and practical problems which exist at the start of orthodontic treatment can all disappear by the time braces are removed. But braces aren’t magic; they are a complex system of tiny wires, rubber bands, and brackets specifically designed to do the hard…

Teeth Fun Facts

The human teeth function to mechanically break down items of food by cutting and crushing them in preparation for swallowing and digesting. Below are 8 fun facts about teeth we thought you’d enjoy learning about. Tooth enamel is the hardest part of the human body. One-quarter of adults in the US have lost all their teeth. Teeth…

Parents should take children to the dentist for check-ups. Dental visits keep little mouths healthy. It is important to know how often your child should visit the dentist. Dental visits keep your child cavity-free. Cleanings will remove bits of food or tartar that builds up on teeth. Tartar can bother the gums and form tooth decay….

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