Proper nutrition is an essential part in preventing cavities.  A diet that is high in sugary foods and beverages can increase the rate of tooth decay, forming plaque build up on the child’s teeth. Always offer your child fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables, proteins, dairy and grains. Limit treats and junk food.  Stay away from… Read More »

The Importance of Baby Teeth

Many parents overlook the importance of their child’s teeth, especially their baby teeth (also called primary teeth). Some parents do not realize teeth serve functions other than biting and chewing. Your baby’s teeth perform the following functions: Help provide nutrition Help make speech possible Aid in the normal development of the jaw bones and facial… Read More »


During the month of February, the American Dental Association kicks off National Children’s Dental Health Month!  Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits will help children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher or friend, you can help raise… Read More »


Could it be?  We have this great opportunity and we’d like you to be part of it!  With your help, we can get Dr. Neil to the Super Bowl (or at least close).  I know some of you are saying, “Why should I help him, when I would love to be there myself?” Actually, he… Read More »


SMILES 4 A LIFETIME will be holding our 2nd annual Coat Drive through December 22nd, so start emptying out those crowded closets. Last year, we donated over 50 coats. We hope this year we can do even better!! You may drop your gently used, clean coats off at our office. We thank you for helping… Read More »

Do You Really Think That Mint Is Working?

There are many reasons a person may have bad breath, also known as halitosis.  Bad breath is caused by bacteria. It can be the result of plaque, cavities or gum disease. You may have a medical condition, eat certain foods or improper dental hygiene may by the culprit.  You may not even realize others are… Read More »

Canker Sores and Fever Blisters: There is a difference!

Fever Blisters and canker sores are very common, often recurrent, and can be very painful. They are commonly thought of as the same thing, yet there are important differences between the two. Canker Sores (Mouth Ulcers) only occur within the mouth.  They are not contagious meaning they can not be spread from person to person. … Read More »

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