5 Oral Health Tips for Seniors

Oral health is important no matter your age.  It’s not just a part of maintaining a beautiful smile, but also a crucial element in overall wellness and quality of life.  The health of your body and the health of your mouth are connected, and both require ongoing care. This is especially true for our older patients.  Aging certainly doesn’t mean you have…

Gum Disease: Its Stages & How to Prevent It

As a child, you may have disliked the constant reminders from mom and dad to brush your teeth before bed, but as we get older, we realize more and more how beneficial healthy oral hygiene is to the longevity of our pearly whites, and just how right mom and dad were. With each meal, we invite sugars and starches to engage with…

4 Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

We all know how packed candies are with sugars, but during Halloween the temptation for sweet treats is too great to resist. A few pieces here and there are fine to eat in moderation, but too many candies will load devilish sugars on our teeth and eat away at our enamel if we don’t follow a proper brushing and flossing routine. How…

What Is Ozone Therapy?

Many of us are familiar with ozone, the triple bonded oxygen molecule, because of the role it plays in our atmosphere. When used in dentistry, ozone therapy can have amazing oral health benefits and it is one of a handful of holistic options we offer at Falmouth Dental Arts. Ozone is a very effective oxidizer: the molecule itself carries a strong negative…

DIAGNOdent and Laser Dentistry

Americans have seen an overall improvement in their oral health ever since we started adding fluoride to our daily intake of water, but in other ways, fluoridation has led to a hidden problem, what we in the industry refer to as “hidden caries.” Our tooth enamel has become harder and more durable due to the fluoride we receive, but sometimes this causes tooth…

Tricky Treats: The Worst Candies for Your Teeth

1. Chewy Candies Examples: Now & Laters, Mary Janes, Bit’O’Honeys Chewy candies are number one on this list for a reason. Serious bite pressure is needed to break up chewy candies into manageable bites. That itself can damage your teeth. Once in your mouth, chewy candies adhere to the crevices between your teeth. The sugary stuff is likely to get stuck in…

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…

You’ll never guess what we want to give you for Christmas…

At FDA we love this time of year. Celebrating with friends and family, festive decorations, cooking and eating traditional recipes, and of course, exchanging gifts. Our gift to you is the something that we are certain you would never expect from us…CANDY! Yes, candy. But not just any candy… Researchers are developing a new candy that is actually GOOD for your oral…