Archive for October 2012

How To Celebrate Halloween While Taking Care Of Your Smile

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI-October is a fun time of year for many people, full of tricks, treats and haunted houses, but no one wants their mouth to be a scary place this Halloween, full of bacteria, plaque and cavities. Chances are if you aren’t taking care of your teeth you could end up with just that or worse.

“We want our patients to have fun celebrating Halloween safely and in a way that won’t damage their oral or overall health,” says Dr. Marc Barnett, a Springfield, Missouri dentistry provider.


How To Choose The Right Toothpaste For You

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI-If you have ever stood in the toothpaste aisle staring at the overwhelming selection available, you are not alone. Between Crest and Colgate, the two largest toothpaste makers, there are more than 70 options to choose from.

There are many other brands of toothpaste, plus the benefits they’re touting-gets teeth whiter, controls tartar, blasts away bad breath, protects sensitive teeth-not to mention the flavors and textures.


11 Ways You Might Be Damaging Your Smile Right Now

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI-Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, so keeping it healthy and sparkling is important to show off one of your best features, but you may be doing just the opposite without even realizing it.

“Diligent home care, a low sugar diet, preventive dental checkups and professional cleanings might not be enough to ensure a healthy smile, if other lifestyle habits are working against you,” says Dr. Tracy Davis, who has been at the family dentistry practice for nearly a decade.