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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Whiter Teeth Every day plaque builds up on your teeth, which eventually leads to the buildup of tartar and discolored teeth. But regular brushing and flossing remove this plaque before it hardens and turns to tarter. This means that brushing properly can keep your smile bright and white! Better Breath Everyone hates halitosis, otherwise known…

Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth are oddly named. Given how common it is to have them removed, they sure don’t seem particularly smart.  While not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth extracted, it has become something of a rite of passage for teens. Ask a classroom of high school seniors who has had their wisdom…

New Study Links Oral Health and Gum Disease with Prostate Inflammation

Healthy gums are not just a foundation for a strong smile, but they are also the key to building immunity and preventing long-term illness. Conversely, unhealthy gums can cause all kinds of problems, can be extremely painful and can be an indicator of other health issues far from your mouth. Problems with gums run on a…

ph balance

Most folks know the basics of good oral health: brushing and flossing, avoiding bad habits like smoking or teeth grinding, and regular check-ups and cleanings with your dentist. While these are all important, there are other, less well-known elements which play a role in the health of our teeth and gums, and in turn, impact…

Are Mercury Fillings Safe

It is simply undeniable that mercury poses a toxic threat to humans and our environment. Study after study has shown that excessive mercury exposure can lead to a wide range of health problems in children and adults; recent research has even drawn a causal connection between exposure to mercury and autism. Dental amalgams, or silver…

Green Tea for Healthy Gums

You can’t address oral hygiene holistically and effectively without considering the effect of diet. The foods and drinks we consume have a direct and powerful impact on our wellness, including the health of our teeth and gums. Some of the things we put in our bodies – processed and sugar-laden foods and sodas, for example…

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Your mouth is a mess. Even if you have impeccable oral hygiene habits, fighting the bacteria and toxins that our mouths develop or are exposed to every single day is a constant battle. But it’s a battle that can be won without resorting to chemicals or artificial solutions. At Assure a Smile, we believe that…

On Wednesday, April 19, Dr. Ted Herrmann, DMD, led a lecture on the latest technological advances in holistic dentistry and general wellbeing. The event was organized and led by Positive Alternative Therapies in Healthcare (PATH), a non-profit educational group that teaches how chronic illnesses are highly influenced by environment, nutrition and lifestyle. At the event,…

black charcoal

The rise of social media over the past decade has also led to an influx of beauty and health do-it-yourself content. More recently, bloggers and internet influencers have been touting the benefits of black charcoal as a natural teeth whitener. Before you use black charcoal (or any other substance) on your teeth, it’s important to…

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