Enamel & Fluoride

6th Jun 2018

Enamel is the visible outer layer of our teeth and it is made up mostly of minerals. Minerals are the things that make up rocks, so you can think of enamel like a smooth rock, which may be hard, but it can still be damaged. Have you ever known anyone with a kitchen countertop made of marble? Marble is a lot like our teeth. It is a hard rock that can be made into a smooth, shiny counter. However, if [...]

Common Cracks

7th May 2018

The warm weather is back! It’s time to put on sandals and make ice for our drinks! In my household, this also means that I’ll be hearing the crunch, crunch, crunch of my children eating their ice cubes. I cringe as I hear it because I’m much more aware than they are of the daily dangers their teeth face (it might be maturity or just that I’ve paid my own dental bills for more than a decade). Chewing on hard [...]

Love Your Teeth

20th Feb 2015

Can you guess each way to love your teeth from the clues below? You do it 2 times every day for 2 minutes each time – don’t you? It can be long or short, depending how you break it, and it helps get to places a brush can’t. It’s something you drink that helps all your bones grow strong, including your teeth. It has a tricky name. When it’s an ingredient in your chewing gum, it can help reduce your [...]

I want VAMPIRE Teeth

30th Sep 2013

If Vampires were real, which teeth would be their fangs? Most people would guess their canines because those are the pointy teeth on either side of our four front incisors. The canines do seem to be the teeth of choice for most vampire fans out there, but forums are filled with arguments about this little detail! For the parental generation, a few of our favorite vampires from the classic Lost Boys to the newer True Blood have their fangs on [...]