AACD Launches Smile Story Contest: Sign Up Now to Participate!

At Wednesday’s general session, AACD Accredited Fellow and celebrity dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman announced the launch of “The Smile Story Contest,” which will give up to five lucky individuals the opportunity to receive life-changing smile makeovers from AACD Member Dentists and Laboratory Technicians in exchange for sharing their smile stories. Contestants submit their smile stories…

Dental Myths and Misconceptions

A large majority of adults don’t look forward to visiting their dentist. In fact, 12 percent of adults in the U.S. have dental anxiety. While it is true that going to the dentist isn’t exactly a top priority on everyone’s to-do list, it really isn’t as bad as some people make it seem. Modern medications…

Protecting Your Smile Against Injury

You might think a broken arm is more common than an injury involving teeth, basketball net and an ill-fated dunk. And you’re probably right. But the latter is more common than you’d think. In fact, after a dental newsletter published an article on a particular instance of this injury, over forty fellow dentists wrote in…

Manual and Electric Toothbrushes

When walking through the toothbrush aisle at the store, one can often feel overwhelmed. Most of the time there is an entire row of toothbrushes ranging from different styles ranging from manual to electric and brushes with different bristle texture and hardness. So which do you choose? Almost every toothbrush advertisement states that ⅘ dentists…

Ice Breakers Receives ADA Seal

Are Ice Breakers Ice Cubes one of your favorite chewing gums? Well the American Dental Association is giving you one more reason to love them. The ADA recently awarded the Ice Cubes, sugar-free chewing gum, the Seal of Acceptance. The gum comes in various flavors including spearmint, peppermint and strawberry smoothie. The gum is made…

Traditional Braces and Invisalign

So you finally made the decision to straighten your teeth, what’s next? Traditionally, teeth could only be straightening by using one method– applying metal braces to teeth that would, in time, pressure teeth into place. Though the outcome is desirable, traditional metal braces have been known to be a pain for those who have to…

Flossing Fiercely

Feeling comfortable and confident in your brushing technique is a great feeling. If you’re not feeling the same way about flossing, you can! While flossing usually takes a little practice to fully get the hang of, its no problem once you’ve got it down. If you’re choosing to use traditional, waxed floss pull about 20…

The Truth Behind Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints in America today. Several million Americans suffer from sensitive teeth in their lifetime, and the issue is growing. Tooth sensitivity can be described as short, sharp pain in teeth after eating/drinking something hot or cold, touching your teeth in a problem area, or exposing your teeth…