How to Whiten Your Teeth at Home How to Whiten Your Teeth at Home

Your smile isn’t just a form of self-expression—it’s a physical movement that activates muscles in your face telling your brain to release endorphins (your happy hormones). Now it makes sense why brighter, more beautiful smiles correlate with greater success, confidence, and even higher pay! So, the next time you’re on a... Read More

The Myths and Facts of Fluoride The Myths and Facts of Fluoride

We’ve seen this ingredient in toothpaste, but what does fluoride do for your teeth? And is it safe to use? Today, we’re debunking some of the most common myths about fluoride (and sharing a few interesting facts you should know). Myth or Fact: Fluoride Destroys Teeth Myth: Fluoride is a naturally... Read More

At What Age Should a Child See a Dentist? At What Age Should a Child See a Dentist?

Lurking cavities? Tooth decay? Gum disease? It’s all preventable if you invest in your child’s dental health now.  But when’s the right time to make your child’s first dental appointment? It may be a lot sooner than you think.  According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentists, the best time to... Read More

How to Get Rid of Tooth Sensitivity How to Get Rid of Tooth Sensitivity

Have you ever felt a sense of discomfort or pain after eating cold ice cream or hot soup? You’re thinking, where did this sensation come from? And how do I get rid of this tooth sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity relates to a sense of discomfort as a response to specific stimuli. This... Read More

How We’re Handling COVID-19

To our Your Community Dental Family, Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about COVID-19 and how it is impacting our world, country and local communities.  We want to let you know what we are doing to protect everyone in and around our... Read More

The Importance of Regular Dental Care

We’ve all heard the mantra throughout our lifetimes that, in order to have a healthy set of teeth, we need to brush twice daily for two minutes at a time. But how many of us can honestly say we maintain a consistent schedule of brushing? An unofficial poll conducted by Yahoo... Read More

Understanding the Importance of Healthy Gums Understanding the Importance of Healthy Gums

When people think about oral health, they typically tend to focus on their teeth. And why wouldn’t they? After all, society tells us that having white, straight teeth equals a beautiful smile and, in turn, a healthy mouth. And while it’s true that taking care of your teeth is an important... Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Tooth Loss Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Tooth Loss

Losing teeth is something many people probably don’t give much thought to. After all, it doesn’t seem to be that serious of a concern compared to issues that can severely affect your health, right? On the surface, it may seem like tooth loss is simply a cosmetic issue, which is why... Read More

The Power of a Bright, Shiny Smile The Power of a Bright, Shiny Smile

Whether it’s an interview or a first date, it’s the smile that usually gets noticed first. Because it says so much about you, it’s hard not to look for the smile—or the lack thereof—first. A smile can be inviting, sweet, curious; it can remind us of someone special, or even make... Read More

Your Community Dental Looks at What High-Protein Diets are Doing to Your Teeth Your Community Dental Looks at What High-Protein Diets are Doing to Your Teeth

Thinking about your summer body and looking at the possibility of a high-protein, low-carb diet as a strategy to get you that physique back? You might want to think twice, or at least plan to be moderate about your enthusiasm for such a diet! High protein consumption can have negative impacts... Read More