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 You Should Know About Halloween Candy

Ghosts, vampires, pumpkins, and bags filled with trick-or-treat loot – it enough to give me the shivers! Especially when we think about the damage all those sugary-sweet treats will do to our patients’ teeth, both adult and child alike. It’s not just the kids who will enjoy those treats, parents too! 62% of parents admit … Continue reading “What You Should Know About Halloween Candy”

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”

Top Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth

The very first thing people notice about you is your smile. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, essentially all Americans (99.7%) consider a smile to be a pivotal element in social situations. And the color of your teeth is one of the first things people remember about your smile. Luckily, the color of … Continue reading “Top Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth”

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”