Land of Smiles Takes Schools By Storm

by Noelle Reinhold 10/6/2015 8:00 AM

Our Land of Smiles® educational program has been on the road in Missouri and South Carolina since 2002 — teaching children in kindergarten through 3rd grade to take good care of their teeth. In this interactive (and free) program, Tooth WizardSM and Tooth Fairy teach kids how to brush, floss and use mouthwash to keep PlaqueManSM away.... more...

Gluten-Free Grins: 3 Teeth Tips for Celiac Disease

by Jason 9/1/2015 8:00 AM

Ah, the life of a celiac. Bread is your worst enemy and most coveted desire. Going “gluten-free” isn’t a fad for you — it’s your life.

For those of you with the condition, you know a celiac-friendly diet means more than just avoiding bread. Gluten sneaks into salad dressings, hot dogs and even beauty products! As you probably know too well, the tiniest gluten-containing crumb can cause a (painful) cross-contamination episode.... more...

Cancer Diagnosis? Here’s How to Protect Your Dental Health

by Jason 8/4/2015 8:00 AM

You may be surprised to find your dentist on your cancer therapy team. To prevent serious mouth problems, see your dentist at least one month prior to starting cancer therapy.

Your dentist will check and clean your teeth, care for any existing problems and show you how to take care of your teeth to prevent side effects. Not all mouth problems can be avoided; however, the fewer side effects, the more likely you can stay on your cancer treatment schedule. If you have already started cancer therapy and didn’t see a dentist, see one as soon as possible. ... more...

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