Be Thankful For A Healthy Smile

Be Thankful For A Healthy Smile

We’re almost at the end of another year, and one of the best parts of the holiday season is getting some time to take stock of all the things we’re grateful for. From our families to our careers, our homes and ordinary comforts, it’s nice to know the list is pretty long. Don’t forget to include a healthy smile and your oral health partners among your blessings! A Healthy Smile Is An Abundant Gift The simple ability to smile, naturally and without inhibition, is truly an abundant gift. Smiling releases our bodies’ feel-good hormones, endorphins proven to reduce pain, relieve stress,...

Make Your Game Day Snacks Smile-Friendly

Make Your Game Day Snacks Smile-Friendly

October is one of the busiest sports months of the year. For all you sports fans out there, you’re going to have a lot of games to watch and, as a result, a lot of unhealthy finger food you may be tempted to eat. We’re here to show you how making healthier choices for the big game is easy… and well worth it! Make Healthier Choices On Game Day Many family and friends gather together on a weekly basis to watch their favorite teams go head to head. And while people come to watch the game, we all know what they’re...

Pregnancy | What To Expect At The Dentist… When You’re Expecting

Pregnancy | What To Expect At The Dentist… When You’re Expecting

If you're pregnant, you’re probably worried about anything and everything that may affect your baby, especially if you’re a first-time mother. But when it comes to your dental care during pregnancy, there’s no need to worry! Annual exams and preventive dental care during pregnancy are not only safe, but recommended. In fact, you need to pay

DIY Dental | Direct To Consumer Remedies

DIY Dental | Direct To Consumer Remedies

If your teeth are misaligned, you may be experiencing more than social discomfort. Before considering direct-to-consumer remedies, it is important to talk to your dentist about any problem in your mouth and to understand how a DIY approach could compromise your overall health.  The Connection Between Your Health and Misaligned Teeth  It’s hard to remove plaque and bacteria from misaligned teeth. This can lead to inflamed gums, soft tissue damage, receding gums, pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss, and tooth loss. Problems that start in your mouth can spread to the rest of your body. Severe gum infections may increase...

4 Ways Smiling Improves Our Health!

4 Ways Smiling Improves Our Health!

We’ve all heard the old cliché that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, so you should smile to conserve energy! That’s actually false. It takes a minimum of ten muscles to smile, but only a minimum of six to frown so the expression should really be, “smile to burn calories!” But smiling will do much more for your health than just giving your face a workout. Here’s four ways smiling benefits our health. #1: Reduces Pain Smiling releases endorphins, which are our bodies’ feel-good hormones. They serve as natural painkillers with no side-effects. What’s particularly interesting about this is that...

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth The Healthy Way

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth The Healthy Way

Everyone loves a good sweet snack once in a while, but unfortunately, that includes the bacteria in our mouths. Those little germs’ favorite food in the world is sugary treats, and the more sugar they get, the more they put our teeth at risk of tooth decay. So how can you satisfy your sweet tooth without giving your harmful oral bacteria a treat? By snacking healthy! A Few Healthy Treats To Enjoy Sometimes it seems like the healthy snacks are the ones that take longer to make or cost more, but that isn’t always true! So before you reach for that...

Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!

Spring has sprung here at Keystone Dental Arts! The beautiful sunshine, longer days and warmer weather have us feeling grateful for this wonderful season. To welcome the incoming spring, we’d like to share what puts a spring in our step this time of year! What We Love About Spring Take A Moment Life is busy and it seems our attention is demanded at every turn. We invite you to take time out (don’t your deserve 1 minute?) to simply enjoy the gift of this soothing spring themed video. It just might bring some zen to the rest of your day!...

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

THE CDC REPORTS THAT 1 in 5 children (between ages 5 and 11) in the US have untreated tooth decay. Not only should tooth decay be treated in regular dental appointments, it should be prevented! Tooth decay is 100 percent preventable with effective personal care and regular dental cleanings. In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, we’re spreading the word

Protect Your Teeth This Cold And Flu Season

Protect Your Teeth This Cold And Flu Season

The last thing you want to worry about when you’re sick is your dental health. Unfortunately, your teeth can be extra vulnerable when cold and flu season strike. If you find yourself under the weather, read on for helpful tips on protecting your mouth! Watch Out For Dry Mouth You know that feeling when your nose is so stuffy you can’t breathe out of it even if you tried? We all have the potential to become mouth breathers when we’re sick, especially at night. Consequently, our mouths become dry, creating the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. Some of the medications we take...

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