Dental Resolutions for the New Year

All of us resolve to make our lives better and improve ourselves at the start of the New Year. The most common New Year’s Resolutions include wanting to: Save more money/spend less money Learn a new skill Exercise more Get organized Eat healthier Lose weight Read more Stress less We applaud you if you’ve set … Continue reading “Dental Resolutions for the New Year”

Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush

Many patients are hesitant to buy an electric toothbrush because they seem to cost much more than a humble manual toothbrush. But for an effective clean, you don’t need all the fancy bells and whistles of many “smart” electric toothbrushes, which cost anywhere from $100 to $200+. In fact, for most people, the Oral-B Pro … Continue reading “Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush”

What Is Phantom Tooth Pain?

You may have heard of phantom limb, which is the sensation that a missing limb is still there. But did you know there’s a condition called phantom tooth pain as well? It’s full scientific name is atypical odontalgia, compared to typical odontalgia which is when someone has a toothache from a specific cause. Phantom tooth … Continue reading “What Is Phantom Tooth Pain?”

Is Honey Good for My Child’s Teeth?

Due to honey’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, it has been used to treat infected wounds since 3000 BC, and it can soothe sore throats and coughs when taken orally. Most children love the sweet taste of honey, but is it good for your kid’s teeth? Honey & Cavities First of all, you should never feed … Continue reading “Is Honey Good for My Child’s Teeth?”

4 Ways to Fight Bad Breath

From time to time, we’ve all had those unfortunate bad-breath moments, whether it was on a first date or an important job interview. But perpetual bad breath can put a real damper on your life and lead to diminished self-confidence. The fancy dental word for chronic bad breath is halitosis. When broken down etymologically, the … Continue reading “4 Ways to Fight Bad Breath”

5 Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

It’s almost time to go back to school and we want to make sure that your child’s teeth won’t be one of the last things you think about in your preparation! So, in addition to shopping for school supplies and new clothes, put “dental checkup” on your to-do list. Here at Sullivan Family Dental, we … Continue reading “5 Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth”

Dental Fads That Are Bad for Your Teeth

We all want a whiter, brighter, and healthier smile, but unfortunately some people go to extreme lengths to get one. While there are many great ways to maintain a gorgeous smile at home, there are some popular fads that are actually damaging for your teeth. Read on to learn which dental trends to avoid to … Continue reading “Dental Fads That Are Bad for Your Teeth”

5 Tips for Avoiding Cavities

It’s Friday evening. You’ve decided to indulge yourself in a stay-at-home movie night. You buy a large amount of food to snack on during your film. As you start to crunch on your popcorn, you feel a pain and decide to plan a visit the dentist to check it out. After your dental appointment, you … Continue reading “5 Tips for Avoiding Cavities”