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?”

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”

What Does Laundry Detergent Do to Your Teeth?

Have you been hearing about the Tide POD Challenge? Of course you have. This challenge is like all the other social media challenges in that it is sweeping the internet. While it is unlike its distant cousin the Ice Bucket Challenge, which promotes a charitable cause and doesn’t generally cause harm, it’s similar to the … Continue reading “What Does Laundry Detergent Do to Your Teeth?”

The Truth About Dental Fads

The overwhelming popularity of Pinterest has proven how there are a million and one DIY ways to do everything. In our fast-paced society, ‘hacks’ are all the trend! Who doesn’t want to feel like a MacGuyver? The problem is that some DIY hacks aren’t always what they seem though, and this is especially true with … Continue reading “The Truth About Dental Fads”

How Much Sugar Is Too Much?

There’s nothing quite like an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. While everyone (even your dental team at Sullivan Family Dental) can overlook the occasional sweet indulgence, we all also know that sugar, like many good things, should be enjoyed in moderation. Why is sugar a bad thing for teeth? Sugar and saliva … Continue reading “How Much Sugar Is Too Much?”

Benefits of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum

At Sullivan Family Dental, we want to make sure you’re developing healthy oral hygiene habits at home. After all, a little bit of preventive care can limit or eliminate a wide range of dental issues. From brushing twice daily and flossing regularly to limiting your intake of sodas, sweets, and other foods that cause cavities, … Continue reading “Benefits of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum”

How Stress Impacts Your Dental Health

Stress is a part of everyday life but too much stress can have adverse effects on your health…even your oral health. Yes, stressing out over work, finances, or things that just didn’t go right in your day can cause problems with your teeth and gums! Sores in Your Mouth/Canker Sores If you are stressing out … Continue reading “How Stress Impacts Your Dental Health”