Eating Ice Cream Shouldn’t Hurt, Stop Tooth Sensitivity Today!

This summer, don’t let your tooth sensitivity get in the way of eating ice cream! According to the American Dental Association, over half of the American population is affected by tooth sensitivity (dentin hypersensitivity). If you experience a pain when eating hot, cold, and acidic food or drinks, this can mean that you have sensitive…

Teeth Whitening 101: The Basics

If you’ve ever considered teeth whitening or bleaching, you may have felt overwhelmed when researching the different methods and options available. It is important to understand which is the best option for you. In honor of Summer being here, when many people will be smiling from ear-to-ear, the Smilist will help explain the different options…

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes – Does It Make A Difference?

Within the past decade, electric toothbrushes have become the new and improved way of brushing teeth. Does that mean you should kick your manual toothbrush to the curb? Not necessarily, there are pros and cons to both the electric and manual toothbrushes. Manual Toothbrushes Pros Inexpensive – the average manual toothbrush costs between $1 to…

The Impacts Teeth Grinding Has On Oral Health

Causes of Teeth Grinding Grinding your teeth is medically known as bruxism. Teeth grinding can happen at any time of the day and affect people of all ages. This can be caused by an abnormal alignment of the teeth, stress, anxiety, smoking, caffeine intake and heavy alcohol consumption. Teeth grinding most often occurs unconsciously during…

Get Wise About Wisdom Teeth!

What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to erupt in the mouth. Most people have four wisdom teeth, two on each side of the upper and lower jaws. They usually come in when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. Why do people get wisdom teeth removed? Not…

What You Need To Know About Children’s Oral Care Ages 3-6

How to care for your child’s teeth as they grow older Starting at around three years of age, children should start to brush their own teeth. This should happen at least twice a day, for about two minutes each time. Parents should still supervise and check for proper cleaning. Use a small soft toothbrush and…

What You Need To Know About Infant And Toddler Oral Care

Infant & Toddler Oral Care (Birth – 3 Years of Age) Caring For Your Baby’s Gums and Teeth It is never too early to teach your child about oral hygiene! Before a tooth erupts, it is important to care for your child’s gums. Simply rub a soft wet washcloth gently over their gums twice a…

New Year, New Teeth!

As we start a new year, the Smilist shares five habits to kick and five habits to start. Healthy teeth are a must!