A Good Laugh

New findings from Loma Linda University of California supports the evidence that laughter triggers healthful phsyiological responses similar to those produced by exercise.  Research subjects who watched funny videos experienced positive changes in blood pressure.  Study author Lee Berk suggests spending time each day with people, videos, or blogs that crack you up. "A joke [...]

By | 2017-02-02T20:45:53+00:00 May 22nd, 2013|General Health|

Tips for Fresher Breath

Did you know, that bacteria grows in your mouth?  Yuk!  But it's true.  Bacteria is a main cause for bad breath.  Fluoride kills some bacteria, so be sure you're using a toothpaste or mouth wash that contains fluoride.  A toothpaste that boasts it contains mouthwash isn't going to give you cleaner teeth, but it will [...]

By | 2017-02-02T20:45:54+00:00 May 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Tips on Reading Lips

Allure magazine says that while the old adage notes the eyes are the window of the soul, you can tell far more from a smile.  Marianne LaFrance, professor at Yale and author of Lip Services: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex and Politics gives tips on how to read lips.  Want to know [...]

By | 2013-05-06T18:29:36+00:00 May 6th, 2013|General Dental Information|

Smile Whitening

Common foods and drinks, such as coffee, red wine, berries, and tomato sauce, will stain your teeth.  Over time, your teeth loose their brightness and you see a yellowish tinge to your smile.  As you age, daily wear and tear creates etchings on the tooth surface which make teeth more susceptible to stains than you [...]

By | 2013-05-02T13:51:16+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental|

Teeth Retirement?!

It is difficult to turn on the TV or open a magazine these days without seeing some reference or advertisement to financial planning for retirement. That’s because of the vast number of people nearing retirement. In fact, Pew Research estimates that 6,200 baby boomers will retire each day for the next nineteen years! Wow! Those [...]

By | 2017-02-02T20:45:54+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Dental, General Dental Information, General Health|

Abscessed Tooth

What is an abscessed tooth?  An abscess is a pus-filled sac caused by an infection when the decay in a tooth has done substantial damage and the cavity has gone very deep into the tooth.  A fractured tooth or root can also let bacteria in and cause infection that leads to an abscess.  An abscess [...]

By | 2013-04-22T17:45:13+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Dental, General Dental Information|

Which Toothbrush Should I Buy?

What is the difference between medium and soft toothbrushes for plaque removal and soft-tissue abrasion? A study at Franciscan University in Santa Maria, Brazil was conducted to study just this.  Students were randomly assigned to brush two contra-lateral quadrants with the medium toothbrush and the other two quadrants with the soft toothbrush, so that both [...]

By | 2013-04-17T17:25:35+00:00 April 17th, 2013|Dental, Dental Hygiene, General Dental Information|