News Bites

What's in a Smile?

couple smiling on the beach

Here at Family SmileCare Center, we care about your smile—and it’s in our name, so you know we take it seriously!

Recent scientific studies have shown that smiling alone can brighten your mood, reduce stress, boost your immune system and even extend your life.

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry can correct several aesthetic issues affecting the color, shape, and size of your teeth. Depending on the treatment, cosmetic dentistry can drastically improve the look of your teeth.

Facial Protection

Spring often brings many patients to the emergency room or dentist office due to head, mouth, and facial injuries resulting from preventable sports-related accidents. Most oral and facial injuries can be prevented simply by using safety equipment such as helmets and mouth guards.

Teething

baby sam and his teether

It’s common for babies to be fussier than normal when their baby teeth are coming in, but every baby reacts differently.

Children's Dental Health

National Children’s Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Dental Association and Crest + Oral B, is intended to raise awareness about the importance of dental health and establishing good habits early in a child’s life. February has come to an end, but here are some ways you can make dental health a priority for the whole family—this month and beyond.

Tooth Emergencies

Nobody wants to deal with an emergency, especially when in concerns our teeth, but let’s face it: kids will be kids. Even adults have accidents, so you’ll want to be prepared and know what to do if one of these things happens to you or someone in your family!

Healthy for the Holidays

Health Dental Habits for the New Year

Thinking about improving your oral health in 2018? Here are some resolution suggestions to keep your smile shining bright as the snow this holiday season!

A Closer Look at X-Rays

You probably recall your dental x-rays as the time your dentist or hygienist places a heavy apron over you, tells you to bite down on a piece of plastic and hold still. Maybe afterwards, your get to see the skeleton of your mouth! But what role do x-rays play in your dental health?

Thanks to x-rays, dentists can diagnose and treat many dental problems before you even know you have them. They give professionals the whole picture, as opposed to what lies only on the surface.

 

What are x-rays?

The Trick to Sweets

Halloween Candy and your teeth

It’s October, which means that soon you and your kids will be thinking about costumes, class parties, and of course, trick-or-treating! Candy and cavities have a long-standing relationship—one you most likely remind your kids about when they come home to sort through their Halloween haul, but what are the effects of sugar on our teeth?

 

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

How to whiten your teeth

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

 

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