We know the power of a smile, but what can pearly whites predict? One thing’s for sure: If your teeth could talk, they’d have a lot to say! Teeth are as unique as fingerprints. In fact, even identical twins have completely different sets of chompers. Thanks to their … [Read more...]
CAVITIES: Bad Luck or Bad Behavior?
When it comes to cavities, is bad luck or bad behavior to blame? Oral health experts agree—it’s a little of both. Born this way? 60% of cavities are genetics, according to experts. Like lefties and redheads, cavities can be a genetic gamble. Though genetic dentistry is … [Read more...]
There’s Something in the Water: Swimming Pools and Your Teeth
Cannonball! From workouts to water slides, pools provide endless hours of splashes and smiles. It’s no secret that most pools contain chlorine, a chemical used to kill germs. You might be surprised to learn chlorine can cause more than itchy eyes and green-tinted hair. Pool … [Read more...]
Suck it Up: When and How to Pass the Pacifier and Put the Thumb Down
You’re running late. You’re scrambling to meet a deadline. You’re on the edge of your seat during a scary movie. We’ve all been uncomfortable. What do we do to soothe ourselves? We drink four cups of coffee. We bite our nails. We crack our knuckles. We all have habits that help … [Read more...]