Monday, November 23, 2015

Could brushing your teeth in the dark help you sleep?

A neuroscientist recently made an interesting claim: that brushing our teeth in the dark could lead to better sleep. While this in itself is not exactly a dental issue, it brings up important questions about sleep quality and its effect on our overall health - yes, including our dental health.

According to a recent article from The Telegraph, a UK-based news source, an Oxford University professor claimed that bright bathroom lights can stimulate the body and interrupt our natural circadian rhythm.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Healthiest Home for your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush has an important job to do each day; are you giving it the healthiest place to hang out between brushings? Follow this advice from the American Dental Association to ensure you’re getting the best from your brush.

Rinse it well

Give your toothbrush a thorough rinsing before and after each use. Use hot water and run your thumb over the bristles to make sure there’s no food debris or toothpaste left on the brush, which can harbor bacteria.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sweets and Your Kids’ Teeth - Tips for Going Through Their Candy Stash

Hold on to your hats, parents. The sweet treats season has just begun! With the gooiest, stickiest of holidays – Halloween – behind us, your kids likely will have an entire stash of treats that they'll be munching on for weeks to come.