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The ADA Is Taking On SmileDirect Club™

The American Dental Association Vs. SmileDirect Club™ On July 11, 2019, the American Dental Association (ADA) announced that it had sent a complaint letter on June 27th to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection, raising concerns over aspects of SmileDirect Club’s marketing and direct-to-consumer sales of plastic teeth aligners. This letter comes […]

3 Surprising Summer Staples That Can Damage Your Smile

We’ve heard it all before: Summer’s sugary treats can harm teeth. Running on a pool deck can result in dental disaster. Though they’re important, watch out for these 3 not-so-predictable pearly white pitfalls this summer: 1. Garden Hoses Hose water is NOT tap water. You could be slurping a chemical cocktail. Nearly 40% of commercial […]

7 Things To Know About Dental Insurance

7 Facts About Dental Insurance You Need To Know Although insurance should never dictate treatment, a lot of us have questions about our dental insurance coverage. And while insurance is something we should all have, a lot of us have trouble understanding confusing dental insurance terms or paying for much-needed dental treatment. If you are […]

National Smile Power Day

A Smile Is A Powerful Thing “Confidence, health, and quality of life are just benefits for the person doing the smiling, the power communicated to the person – or people – receiving the smile is immeasurable.” Smiles are so powerful that we’ve dedicated an entire month to them, not to mention more than one commemorative […]

4 Invisalign® Payment Options

Invisalign® Payment Options “How can I learn about payment options for Invisalign® treatment?” That’s one of the most common questions we hear when patients ask us about Invisalign clear aligners. No matter the motivation behind asking us about Invisalign, covering the cost of treatment is often one of the biggest concerns. And according to Invislaign.com, […]

Root Canals Save Teeth!

May is Save Your Tooth Month Root canals don’t hurt, they actually relieve the pain. When your teeth show signs of infection or disease following a dental exam, your dentist may recommend root canal treatment – or refer you to an Endodontist. But that’s not bad news, because root canals save teeth. A root canal […]

What Happens When You Lose A Tooth?

Are You Missing A Tooth or Multiple Teeth? Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. – AAOMS (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) Missing even just a single tooth can have serious […]

#ThankATeacher In Franklin Township During National Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week National Teacher Appreciation Week takes place during the first full week of May each year, for 2019 that’s May 5-11th. Since 1984, the National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. PTA […]

5 Criteria For A Properly Fitting Mouthguard

National Facial Protection Month The Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association are teaming up to remind parents, coaches, and athletes, to play it safe when suiting up for recreational and organized sports. “More […]

4 Keys To Preventing Oral Cancer

“Approximately 53,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people in the US EVERY DAY will be newly diagnosed with an oral cancer, and that one person EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY, 24/7/365 will die from it.” – Oral Cancer Foundation Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness […]