How does fluoride help teeth

Fluoride: The Mineral with Big Benefits

Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, is not only beneficial, but also essential to teeth. How does fluoride help teeth? Fluoride makes up the enamel of teeth—or the hard outer layer. As we use our teeth, bacteria, sugar and acids break...

Hawaii Christmas Traditions

Holiday Traditions in Hawaii

The holidays here may be more surf and sun than snow and slush, but Hawaii Christmas traditions are just as festive as any winter wonderland. Here are our favorite Hawaii Christmas traditions: The Big Island The Waimea Christmas Parade is...

Toothpaste invention

Who Invented Toothpaste?

Toothpaste invention dates back to Ancient Egyptians around 3000-5000 BC. Their dental cream was a powder mixture of ashes from oxen hooves, myrrh and eggshells. Water was added to create a paste. Thankfully, our toothpaste today doesn’t contain eggshells! A...

My teeth feel loose with braces

Why Your Teeth Feel Loose with Braces

“My teeth feel loose with braces.” Whether you’re a braces wearer of the past or present, you’ve likely thought those words—if not uttered them out loud. However far-fetched it seems, loose or moving teeth are absolutely normal for those in...

Homemade Toothpaste for Dogs

DIY Toothpaste for Your Pooch

It’s important to take care of your pup’s pearly whites. But instead of reading reviews on Amazon, why not make this homemade toothpaste for dogs? Pooch Paste Ingredients Spearmint oil, 16 drops Many commercial toothpastes for both pups and people...