Five Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Ah, Halloween! Little ghouls and goblins are grinning at the prospect of a bag full of candy…while those poor souls responsible for their young fangs find nothing more frightening than impending pounds of sugar. Don’t let ghosts of cavities haunt you this year! The staff at Falmouth Dental Arts is here to help with Five Tips for a Tooth-Happy Halloween.    1. …

The Truth About Maintaining a White Smile

We all want white teeth, but the best way to achieve that is to understand what stains the teeth to begin with. It’s important to know that teeth have pores and absorb similarly to our skin. We often think twice about applying certain products and chemicals to our bodies, so we should care the same for our teeth! Luckily for all of…

Two wintertime treats have incredible benefits for your teeth and gums

It’s true. January is National Soup Month and National Tea Month. And it is also true that we think that is no coincidence. You’re always looking for easy ways to improve your health, right? And oral health is a significant factor in overall health. So here are two extremely simple ways for you to strengthen your teeth and gums and improve your…

National Smile Week: August 10-16th

National Smile Week is the second week of August! In many different ways, wearing a smile can be a lot more beneficial to you than you may think. To prove our point, and in honor of National Smile Week, we compiled a list of 10 reasons smiling is good for you. Smiling is attractive. That’s why it is the universal expression when…

Does your sweetheart have a sweet-tooth…?

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that is widely celebrated, but celebrated in many different ways. One tradition that is of the more common is giving your valentine candy on February 14th. But why? Chocolate candies as we know them today were created sometime in the late 1800’s. It was not long after their creation that they began to be marketed and created…

15 health benefits of apple picking

Lucky you, you live in New England in the fall! Many of us take the change of seasons for granted, lamenting the fading daylight and dropping temperatures, but remember: there’s a reason tourist season doesn’t end in September! From ripening pumpkin patches to winding cornfield mazes, Maine’s natural beauty is reason alone to get out and enjoy the clear skies, changing leaves,…

Choosing your mouthwash – it does make a difference

You’re at the grocery store and you come to the personal hygiene aisle. You are looking for a mouthwash, but you are instantly overwhelmed with the dozens of options to choose from all promising to reduce plaque, fight gingivitis, whiten teeth and so much more – but not all the claims are true. We have all been there. But don’t worry, we…

Valentine’s Day – Are You And Your Mouth Ready?

You probably know that Valentine’s Day is today, February 14th – but here are some interesting Valentine’s Day trivia facts you may not be aware of!! Every year over 1 billion Valentine’s cards are sent – second only to Christmas. The people who receive the most Valentine’s cards are teachers. They deserve it! Most flowers sold in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day…

What to eat after a teeth-whitening process

Whether you have whitened your teeth at home or in the dentist’s office, you need to consider the foods you eat after a teeth-whitening procedure. After all, you want to keep that beautiful white smile for as long as possible. There are actually some foods that many dentists recommend in order to avoid teeth staining. For example, certain fruits and vegetables, like…

C’mon…Couldn’t We All Just Brush a Little Better?

According to researchers, only 10 percent of the population brushes their teeth correctly. Let’s improve the score in Maine! Below are Falmouth Dental Arts’ top tips for brushing properly. Top Brushing Tips: Use a smaller, rather than a larger toothbrush. Electric is best! The more comfortable the brush feels to you, the more likely you are to use it twice a day….