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How Nail Biting is Ruining your Smile

Hannah Johnson - Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Infections and tooth decay are potential symptoms of one of the most common compulsive habits in the world! Over 30% of the population has the compulsion or has struggled with it at some point in   ...

Shedding some Light on Teeth Whitening

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, October 17, 2019
If you spend a good amount of time on social media, we're sure that you've seen the new ads out now that promote the “revolutionary” teeth whitening light trays. Many celebrities and influencers h  ...

Trick or Treat, Clean my Teeth!

Hannah Johnson - Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Halloween season is filled with scary movies, crazy costumes, and tempting CANDY! We can imagine your teeth start to cringe just walking through the store at this time of year. Although all candy   ...

Keep Your (Mouth) Guard Up

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, September 19, 2019
Keep Your Guard Up Its that time of year again. Weekends have a purpose still, because it's football season! For youngsters, this time of year is a time to kick back, take a seat, and mak  ...

Nature's Oral Health Care - Essential Oils

Hannah Johnson - Monday, September 09, 2019
It is no secret that essential oils have skyrocketed in organic health care over the years. Even some of our favorite social media influencers have endorsed the oil trend: Celebs like Victori  ...

Non-Dairy Calcium Rich Foods

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, August 22, 2019
We’ve all been given the advice, “Drink your milk and you’ll have strong bones.” But what we’re not often told is where to get our calcium from if we’re allergic to milk, if we don’t drink milk, o  ...

Chewing Gum: Sugar-free Edition

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, August 08, 2019
Chewing gum offers many benefits related to tooth and mouth care, but has also been shown to improve memory, reduce stress & anxiety, and help with weight loss. When choosing a pack of gum to   ...

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard?

Hannah Johnson - Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Brushing your teeth twice a day is a vital part of keeping and maintaining clean and heathy teeth, but is there such a thing as brushing your teeth too hard? Yes, it is possible to brush too h  ...

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Hannah Johnson - Friday, July 12, 2019
Statistics show that about 70% of adults, aged 35-44 years, living in the United States have at least one missing tooth due to accidents, tooth decay, gum disease, or dental fractures. If you are   ...

Rethink That Sugary Drink

Hannah Johnson - Friday, June 28, 2019
What is tooth decay? Tooth decay is when bacteria from your mouth uses the sugar from sugary foods and drinks to produce acids that dissolve and damage your teeth. Sugary drinks that are high   ...

10 Dental Myths Busted

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, June 13, 2019
We have all heard our fair share of myths about the craziest things, especially as kids. Chocolate milk comes from brown cows, if you swallow gum it would stay in your belly forever, opening an um  ...

What is Tooth Sensitivity

Hannah Johnson - Tuesday, May 28, 2019
What is Tooth Sensitivity? Ever wondered why you feel a painful sting in your teeth when eating or drinking something hot or acidic, biting into something cold, chewing on some ice, or enjoyin  ...

Myth or Fact: Can Alcohol & Tobacco Cause Mouth Disease or Oral Cancer?

Hannah Johnson - Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Myth or Fact: Could alcohol and tobacco consumption be the cause of mouth disease or even oral cancer? Scientists have been saying for years now that tobacco products are proven to incr  ...

What Really Causes Bad Breath?

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, April 25, 2019
What is oral malodor? Oral malodor, also known as halitosis or more informally known as bad breath, is very common in adults. As we all know, bad breath is treatable and can be preve  ...

What Changes During Pregnancy?

Hannah Johnson - Sunday, April 14, 2019
Pregnant? We know what you’re thinking when the dentist office calls about your next appointment.."oh, great, something else I need to worry about!" But when you're pregnant, v  ...

Dental Black Triangles - What are those?

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, March 28, 2019
Dental black triangles may be the answer to why your friends are constantly telling you that there’s food in your teeth...even though there really isn't any food there. Black triangles appear when  ...

5 Tips to Combat Superman Syndrome

Hannah Johnson - Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Superman Syndrome is the idea that men think of themselves as invincible, so they tend to not worry about their body and oral health. Some men are too prideful and will ignore the warning signs in  ...

Surprising Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, February 21, 2019
If you’re like me and used the beginning of 2019 as your trial months and is now ready to start on the journey back to your mindset of “new year, new me”, then you’re in the right place. I feel li  ...

How Your Dental Health Affects Your Body

Hannah Johnson - Sunday, February 10, 2019
Ever wondered if your oral health has an effect on your overall health? Recent studies have shown that there is a connection between your oral health, more specifically gum disease, and your o  ...

How to Curb Your Sweet Tooth

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, January 24, 2019
Many people know that sugar can cause cavities but have you ever thought of how? According the NICDR, the mouth is full of beneficial bacteria that is good for your oral health but certain ha  ...

5 Things You Can Do NOW for a Healthier Smile

Hannah Johnson - Saturday, January 12, 2019
During the Holiday season it’s easy to forget to eat right, drink enough water, & floss before bed because of how busy we get. Well, now is the time to get back in the groove! With the holiday  ...

Resolutions for a Happy and Healthy Smile in the New Year

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, December 20, 2018
New year…new you…new smile? As we wrap up 2018, it’s time for us to look forward to the new year. With the new year comes those new year’s resolutions that put us better off than las  ...

Living the Fast Life: How to Maintain Good Oral Health as a Working Adult

Hannah Johnson - Monday, December 10, 2018
Adult hygiene is just as important as hygiene is as a child or teenager. You can keep your teeth for your lifetime if you follow and maintain a healthy mouth. The following are tips for  ...

Why dental health check-ups are so important

Hannah Johnson - Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A regular dental check-up is important. These check-ups help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit every 6 months or as recommended by your dental professional.   ...

Teeth Whitening: Does it work and is it safe?

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, November 08, 2018
Teeth Whitening is sometimes a controversial topic when it comes to oral healthcare. It is a very popular service that is offered by many dentists, cosmetic dentists, and other professionals.  ...

That can ruin my teeth?

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, October 25, 2018
There are many common AND surprising things that can ruin your teeth that most people do, or consume, every day. Some may be obvious, yet others may be a surprise. These can include food or non-fo  ...

How to Eat Right this Holiday Season

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, October 18, 2018
Eating habits are very important for kids when it comes to them maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, maintaining eating habits for kids can sometimes be a struggle for parents. Some   ...

Toothbrush Convenience and Cleanliness

Hannah Johnson - Friday, September 28, 2018
One little trick that many do not think about can change your hygiene for the better! Every time you go to the dentist, you're sent home with a cute goodie bag that usually includes a toothbru  ...

Essential Oils are Good for Teeth & Gums

Hannah Johnson - Friday, September 14, 2018
Essential oils are all the hype right now and for good reason - They’ve been found to relieve stress, boost energy, have healing properties, enhance your immunity, and much more! And NOW, we  ...

Healthy Hygiene Habits for the Kiddos

Hannah Johnson - Friday, August 24, 2018
Now that the kids are back in school, their routine is set for the next year, but what about their dental routine? Summer vacation is over for your teeth too, unfortunately! As kids grow  ...

Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

Hannah Johnson - Friday, August 10, 2018
Do you usually avoid cold or hot drinks because you know they’ll make your teeth hurt? Sensitive teeth could be caused by acidic foods, brushing too hard, clenching teeth, or over-bleaching. Fortu  ...

How to Kick the Thumb Sucking Habit

Hannah Johnson - Friday, July 27, 2018
Thumb sucking is a natural habit and perfectly normal for infants and can be soothing to them, so most experts agree that children under the age of 5 should not be pressured to stop sucking t  ...

5 Tips for a White and Bright Smile

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, July 12, 2018
A smile is one of the very first things that is noticed on a person, whether it be a first impression or someone you pass by every day. Everyone wants to know how to keep their pearly whites&  ...

Man Up Your Health

Hannah Johnson - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Nationally, the month of June is recognized as Men’s Health Month. Your oral health plays a large part in your overall health and vice versa. Check out these few tips and some concerns for men to   ...

Tooth Travel Tips

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, June 07, 2018
Summer is officially here and it is time to hit the beach! But before you pack your bags, read these few tips and tricks to make sure your dental hygiene doesn’t suffer over the next couple of wee  ...

Foods to Enjoy & Avoid for Oral Health

Hannah Johnson - Thursday, May 24, 2018
When it comes to dental health and gum health, prevention is key! Here are a list of food and drink items to add and take away from your diet to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape for you  ...

Be the Boss of Your Floss

Hannah Johnson - Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Flossing can be a task, we know. We can’t remember to do it but when we do, we don’t have floss on hand or we just don’t feel like it. We know you’ve heard this before but let us remind you a  ...

Is Your Retainer Clean?

Gina Maestri - Thursday, April 26, 2018
When is the last time you cleaned your retainer? If you have had orthodontic treatment whether it be standard metal braces or Six Month Smiles, you should be wearing your retainer on a nightly rot  ...

Chompers, a Brushing App for Kids

Gina Maestri - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
We know that teaching your toddler about dental hygiene can be a difficult task but we’ve discovered a few secrets that could help your little one get to brushin’ and strutting into the denti  ...

Top Tooth Troubles

Hannah Johnson - Wednesday, March 28, 2018
There are so many reasons why it is important to remember your 6 month check up. Whether it is just that time or you are experiencing some problems, Maestri Family Dentistry is always ready to hel  ...

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