Our Blog

News, events, fun facts, dental hints and tips — you'll find it all here in our blog. The more you know about your dental health, the better you can care for it. If you have questions about your oral health, chances are you'll find the answers here!

Can You Handle The Tooth? 10 Things You Didn't Know About Teeth

The average adult has 28 to 32 teeth, depending on their "wise" set of third molars or lack thereof. But besides the importance of brushing and flossing, how well do you know your chompers? From LED braces to pearly whites in hard-to-reach places, we bring you the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth. […]

Read More

6 Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

When it comes to your mouth’s health, it’s not all about how straight your teeth are or how bright your smile is. You can’t forget about your gums! Even if you’re cavity-free and have the pearliest chompers in town, that doesn’t mean you’re immune to gum disease. Since it’s usually painless, most people have no […]

Read More

What's The Best Way To Brush Your Teeth?

A recent study found that there's no agreement on the best way to brush your teeth, but it doesn't need to be so confusing. Learn more from Business Insider

Read More

Human Teeth and Evolution

Much like Charles Darwin found out about the beaks of finches, different types of teeth have an evolutionary history as well. Darwin found that the birds’ beaks were specially shaped depending on the type of food they ate. Short, sturdy beaks belonged to finches who needed to crack nuts to get nutrition, while long and pointy beaks were […]

Read More

11 Things Your Dentist Needs You to Start Doing Differently

Investing in your smile goes farther than regular brushing and flossing. Here's what your tooth doc wishes you knew. Read more from Reader's Digest.

Read More

What Are The Stages Of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can build up and the bacteria infect […]

Read More

6 Foods For Healthy Teeth & Gums

We all know that oral care is important, and holistic oral care goes way beyond brushing and flossing. With alternative therapies such as oil pulling, and homemade solutions such as herbal mouthwash, there’s a lot you can do to ensure your smile stays beautiful and bright. But don’t overlook the powerful purification properties of simple, everyday foods. […]

Read More

Best Foods for Healthy Teeth

Is what you eat good for your teeth? Find out which foods help promote healthy teeth and gums.

Read More

Unexplained Cavity? Your Workout May Be To Blame

Runners and triathletes are pretty dang healthy, right? Ok, they may have a busted-up knee or hip here and there, but other than that they’re doing better than most people. Well, it turns out that non-athletes may have a leg up in one area of wellness: oral health. Read more from self.com

Read More

Some sugar-free drinks can also damage teeth, experts warn

Sporting a sugar-free label does not make a product tooth-friendly, warn oral health experts who urge consumers to be aware of the potential for sugar-free beverages and confectionery to be as damaging as those containing sugar. Read more from Medical News Today

Read More
1 3 4 5 6 7 14

Make an Appointment Today

Family Smiles Dentistry serving smiles in Hanover and Littlestown

Make an Appointment

Save big on KOR Whitening Service — only $494 through Mar 31!

chevron-down Design, video, photo, and branding by Clear Partnering Group. linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram