What Causes The Most Decay and Toothaches?

Many different types of food cause decay in kids, not just candy.  Foods high in carbohydrate juice boxes,peanut butter, chips also attack children’s teeth- think about it when they eat crackers and smile and you see all that smush on their...

Worms Frogs and Onions

In the Neolithic period humans once believed the stabbing pains of toothaches were caused by a “tooth worm”.  If the pain was severe then the worm was wriggling; if it stopped it was resting. In Ancient Greece they used donkey milk as a mouthwash to...

To Brush Or Not To Brush

Not brushing isn’t pretty and it doesn’t smell good! The right toothbrush can save your teeth with a little help from flossing.  Remember the softer the better- they are easier on your gums- they are not the kitchen floor. There are “natural”...

No Need To Get All Choked Up!

Do you gag on x- rays? I know I do!  Children can develop a  gag reflex and so can parents.  – Fortunate we can do many things at the dentist  and reduce potential fear of embarrassment.  For example We can use mouth rinses and sprays that dull the sensation  to...

Can I Have Skittles and A Coke- Healthy Snacking

Dr Al Danenberg a nutritional Periodontist, once asked his grandson what makes potato chips so good- he replied that they were crunchy and salty.  But they are over -processed carbohydrates, unhealthy fats and have excessive salt and chemicals and do not have most...

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

May is American Stroke month! It is the perfect time to help prevent it.  Make it a priority to help to keep your brain strong and prevent strokes! Getting enough ZZZZ’s- 7-8 hours of sleep each night can help you rise and shine with enough energy to face your...