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”

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”

Should I Brush My Pet’s Teeth?

Just like you and the rest of your family, your four-footed, furry family member (your dog and/or cat) also has teeth, and you should keep their oral health in mind. In the very same way that food and the bacteria in your saliva combine to create plaque, resulting in tartar if left unaddressed, these concerns … Continue reading “Should I Brush My Pet’s Teeth?”

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Ouch! You bit down on to something that was too hard and cracked a tooth. Or maybe it’s a toothache. Perhaps you tripped over the dog and knocked out a tooth. All of these are considered dental emergencies, and your team at Sullivan Family Dental wants you to be prepared for these kinds of situations … Continue reading “What to Do in a Dental Emergency”

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”