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White Teeth Wednesday

Here at Falmouth Dental Arts, we take oral health seriously. In fact, we take it so seriously that we’re proposing a brand new oral-health-themed holiday be added to the calendar: White Teeth Wednesday. White Teeth Wednesday is the day before Thanksgiving. While Black Friday is devoted to every-man-for-himself shopping chaos, White Teeth Wednesday is a time for quiet preparation and relaxation. Thanksgiving…

November 14 – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. Diabetics produce less saliva, which plays an important part in keeping your mouth healthy. For this and other reasons, people with diabetes are especially vulnerable to gum disease, including painful gum infections. If you have diabetes, it is important to pay attention to changes in your mouth that could be warning signs of infections, tooth decay,…

Smile-Friendly Foods at the First Thanksgiving

Colonial America was a tough time for teeth. Dentistry hadn’t yet formed into a medical discipline and the causes of tooth decay were still a mystery. Many Puritans began losing teeth at a young age. Fortunately for the self-conscious, smiling wasn’t exactly encouraged among our somber forefathers. On the other hand, Puritans ate a fairly teeth-friendly diet. Here is a list of…