Posts By: Tooth Fairy

Keeping Teeth Pearly White Over the Holidays

Nothing tastes better than the savory dishes and sweet treats of the holidays. However, those tasty meals and treats can wreak havoc on your teeth, yellowing them and even potentially causing cavities. Many dentist offices are closed over the holidays and are generally booked with last minute appointments. Fortunately there are several home remedies and… Read more »

Summer Snacking and Your Child’s Teeth

Your child is home for the summer and high on their priority list is a daily snack. As much as you want to be accommodating, it is important to choose snacks for healthy teeth. There are a variety of ways to make your child’s snacks appealing and fun.

Will Whitened Teeth Last?

Many people wonder how long whitened teeth will last. Dr. Steven Van Wicklen does a fantastic job whitening teeth, but the length your teeth stay white is largely up to you. The questions and answers below can provide much of the information you may be seeking.   Q: Are there any foods that might help… Read more »

Three Tips to Green Your Hygiene Routine

Kermit the Frog may have sang “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” but when it comes to caring for your smile – and for the earth – “greening” your dental hygiene routine is surprisingly simple. Today, we’re highlighting three ways to reduce your carbon footprint and your impact on natural resources while still ensuring your smile… Read more »

How Important is Tongue Cleaning?

While brushing your teeth is imperative in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease, a recent study found cleaning your tongue is also an important part of good oral hygiene. The Iwate (Japan) Medical University crossover study, released in January, concluded that even though tongue cleaning didn’t suppress dental plaque formation it did significantly… Read more »